Showcasing from the floor of the recent 2018 Paddlesports Retailer trade show,
LOCKRACK’s Seth Simchowitz provides a little background on the company’s South African roots, born of a desire for a lockable rack system able to securely cradle a composite surfski. The Universal X provides an accessory system consisting of four arms and their four bases that will hold a single kayak (or two SUP boards), and will slide on any factory bar or (with the use of included adapters) fit onto any rectangular or round rack cross-bars. As Simchowitz explains, the arms are always locked in place, and with a simple turn of an included key, slide out to fit your craft, then slide back in, locking into position. The arm bases can expand from a width of 50 to 65 cms to fit, and lock down, your wider fishing kayak of choice.
LOCKRACK Universal X Water Craft Carrier (lockrackus.com, $350)
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