Genuine Stephen Tapp Design Drift Chute/Drogue/Sea Anchor
Made from durable canvas - made to last!
The large float on the end prevents the Drift Chute from sinking down too far and makes it much easier to retrieve. The stainless steel ring on the attachment cords slides to prevent the chute collapsing in choppy conditions.
Stephen Tapp designed Drift Chute from Viking Kayaks
Stephen Tapp designed the first commercially available drogues (drift chutes) in NZ enhanced particularly for kayak performance, based on a lot of on-water experimentation. The ones sold through Viking Kayaks are based on Stephens original design work. Keep in mind there are a variety of designs that will work OK, but here are the key features Stephen found that made a real difference to performance:
1. Heavy duty fabric - the relatively stiff material (compared to lighter nylons and rip-stops) maintains its shape and efficiency better in choppy blustery conditions helping keep