With the Katabatic you can enjoy the design advances of our Dragonfly Extreme expedition model in a more affordable construction.
The same design features that make this an excellent pulk to be used with kites also makes it very effective behind a snowmobile.
The increased speeds and range gained from kiting require a pulk with greater stability and the ability to not just be drawn over difficult terrain…but fly over it.
The pulk’s form begins to be inspired by sailing catamarans—the fastest offshore boats in the world.
As usual, the design phase was a mix of Acapulka’s building experience and the input from well know experts out in the field.
Stability is gained by a high width to length ratio and with a length of 180 cm and width of 85 cm stability is assured.
Unfortunately, stability alone isn’t enough. Without lifting, carefully forming, and reinforcing the bottom section there would be too much pounding at high speeds over uneven terrain.