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Advanced Elements Backbone for Convertible Kayaks - AE2023-AFC


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A "spine" for your Advanced Elements inflatable kayak!

Fits AE1007 Convertible kayak and AE1004 AdvancedFrame2 kayaks. The Backbone is inserted under your floor cushion while your kayak is deflated. Once the kayak is pumped up, the backbone creates a bow-to-stern frame which enhances performance and rigidity; while the bow-to-stern beam is straight, the side-to-side silhouette has a slight v-bottom. Four different models.

Features include:

  • Aluminum shaft with rubberized foams;
  • Strong plastic paddles 4 to 5 pc breakdown construction - fits in the carrying case
  • Enhances performance and rigidity
  • Weight 5 lbs
  • Length 126.5"
  • Fits AE1007 Convertible kayak and AE1004 AdvancedFrame2 kayaks


BackBone Installation for AdvancedFrame1, AdvancedFrame Convertible, or AdvancedFrame Expedition. (05:35)


There are 2 review(s) for this product

  • Great addition to convertible, but be careful

    by Unknown – 18th Mar 2016

    The AE backbone makes a huge difference in rough water, keeping the boat rigid lengthwise. I strongly recommend it for flat water paddling.

    Be careful though, because the backbone prevents the bottom of the boat from having as much give if it scrapes the bottom, and therefore it is more easily punctured. I only use the backbone on flat water, when there is no risk of scraping the bottom. I wouldn't use it in shallow water.

  • Don't paddle the convertible without it

    by Unknown – 9th Jul 2013

    Bought my first convertible with back bone on recommendations off the web, didn't know any better. I picked up a used convertible as my second boat as my family was growing but no back bone. I now have two convertibles and two back bones, its a must. The boat will fold in half without it if your caring it on land and tracks much better on water with it it. If your paddling for more than a 15 min tour its a must.

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