The A K:1 Basic kayak (one-person kayak) was adapted for people with disabilities. The Basic was chosen because it has a larger cockpit for easy moves and allows the person to slide out when the kayak capsizes.
– Customized “slimskate” seat aids balance for persons with poor trunk stability
– Lever to handle the rudder with hand
– Weights in bottom of kayak (removable) to stabilize the kayak
The boat is one of several different kayaks that belong to Rekryteringsgruppen (RG), Stockholm, which offers kayak lessons. RG uses two-person kayaks for beginners. An experienced kayaker accompanies each beginner. For more information please see: rgaktivrehab.se (in Swedish) or contact Rekryteringsguppen Friluft (last checked June 2017).
Adapted seat: RG has standard seats in various heights and widths. It is also possible to custom-design a seat based on individual needs.
Kayakers use ordinary life jackets.
Paid for by
This tip is from 2006