The Homeslice takes the win for best whitewater boat at Paddlesports Retailer!
The Retro-Slice revolution is in full swing. We brought you the Party Braaap and Mullet to start it all. Now it’s time to introduce our cartwheel, squirt, splat, surf, flow machine, the Homeslice. We have taken our more than 25 years of slicey boat experience to not only create a boat that you can throw around to your heart’s content but a low volume kayak that you can paddle all day, probably in shoes. Whether you want to take advantage of the full play potential wheeling in holes and carving up waves or create your own course through the eddy lines, seams, and rocks along the entire river your Homeslice will have your back.
The square ended design is spawned from LL’s first freestyle boat, the Session, The squareness creates a faster carving craft and improves looseness on a wave. From there the hull design has an all new progressive rocker with a slight kick behind the seat leading into a stern V-hull to assist in the hard carving and easy spin initiation. What we also learned from all years of small boat design is that it’s time to make a comfortable slicey kayak. The Homeslice has a higher more narrow ergonomic knee position and enough foot room that most people will be able to wear shoes while swapping ends.
"I almost forgot how fun this style of paddling can be! I love using all the eddie lines, seams, waves, and holes to play and work my way down the river. First things first I could get in with low profile shoes! Second thing is that it wants to be vertical! The Homeslice loves to stall on the bow and stern. Third, THAT HULL! It's so smooth and carvy on a wave and looooose! I am falling in love more each time I paddle it." - Shane Benedict
See the Homeslice Kayak in action
You can return any item to us within 10 days of receiving your purchase. The item must be unused and undamaged. The buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs.
To save on shipping costs, you are welcome to bring the item right back to our factory store in Fletcher, NC. If you are interested in making a return or exchange please give us a call using the phone number in your order confirmation email.
What is the purpose of this type of design?
The Homeslice is a throw back to the late 90s and early 2000s when high performance playboats were longer and slicier. The performance that is longer slicier design gets you is more stable squirting and cartwheeling because of the longer ends or wings traveling through the water. The longer length also gives you more speed to catch waves on the fly or to just surf waves that short boats can\'t catch. The other nice thing about the longer design is that it paddles like a kayak instead of a stubby cork like short playboats of today.
Why buy a Homeslice when there are other older and newer boats that are kind of similar in design?
For starters the Homeslice is much more comfortable. It was made to be slicey like older designs but it was also made to be comfortable. The knees are positioned in a more ergonomic high and more narrow position than other boats. That helps with hip and knee discomfort. It also brings your feet further back in the boat which adds more room so most folks will be able to wear shoes. There are also a few performance differences. We have learned a lot about hull design since the older boats. The Homeslice has our latest hull design that is much easier to paddle, looser, and has a slight V hull that makes the boat carve quickly edge to edge and loose for spins and blunts. The rocker profile is also adjusted from older designs so that it wants to cartwheel and stall easily.
Why didn\'t you make more sizes?
The reason we didn\'t make multiple sizes is that this medium size really does fit a wide range of paddlers. We have had team and factory folks testing the boat from 140 lbs to 220 lbs and everyone loves it. We also know that there are a lot of smaller sized slicey boats that smaller sized folks can fit in comfortably on the market.