Original price was: $ 2,950.00.Current price is: $ 2,650.00. incl. GST

Spade Kayaks “Joker”: book it in for October 2024.

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We are currently out of stock but you can take advantage of preorder prices by ordering a Joker for October 2024 in your preferred colour: Orders placed by 30 June 2024 qualify for pre-order special pricing as shown. Order online or email us if you would like more information first. The colours shown in the colour selector above are 2024 options.

If you like to charge through pushy waves and across boiling eddy lines at the speed of a barracuda, the Joker is for you. With its 274 cm and an optimised waterline and smooth but pronounced bow rocker this will take care of your need for speed while retaining maneuverability and precision of a slalom boat. Turning on a dime when loading the stern is a breeze and pirouetting along eddy lines might become your new normal.

Its platform is slightly narrower compared to the Bliss to maintain speed, but if you catch the right wave – oh boy!
It features 5 handles, a solid footrest and a full sized cockpit for save and easy the impression that the boat is designed for larger paddlers.

Size comparison Bliss vs Joker

Tech Specs

Length: 284 cm
Width: 70 cm
Cockpit: 90 x 45cm
Volume: approx. 360 litres
Weight: 19 kg
Paddler: 70 – 110 kg


When fitting out the boat, we focussed consistently on ergonomics and weight optimisation: Thanks to the smart design of parts, we have created a sturdy cockpit for a direct and ergonomic interface between the paddler and the boat’s hull. The footrest, thigh braces, seat, hip pads and backrest are all tailored to the ergonomics of a paddler for an untiring day on the river.

Backrest adjustment, like with all other Spade Kayaks, works through a rope and cam cleats sytem. This is super solid and easy to repair on the go if the rope snaps when out on the river. Ratchet style backrest adjustment is available as an aftermorket accessory for extra cost but you won’t need it – cam cleats are well established and work reliably when the correct rope type is used.

Our fully integrated seat-rail-tower combo enables ergonomic seating over long periods on the water. The tower supports the cockpit area in pinned situations and over large drops. It also can be used as an emergency step for a safe exit in critical situations.