Many of us paddle competitive kayaks and surf skis which are much longer and narrower than recreational kayaks.
As such, traditional kayak carrying racks, cradles, or foam crossbar pads aren’t sufficient since the crossbars on most vehicles are relatively close together. Crossbars a couple feet apart from one another are not good enough when toting a kayak or ski that is 21′ in length or longer.
These carrying racks mount to the crossbars on your vehicle but then have two “V’s” much farther apart than the crossbars to cradle your boat at two different anchor points much farther apart for safer, more secure transport.
I recently compared the KayakPro EZ-Vees and the Goodboy Paddlesports vbars and hope you enjoy the video.
In short, the KayakPro EZ-Vees are adequate and quite attractive, but the Goodboy Paddlesport Vbars are superior in just about every way. Much heavier duty aluminum, heavier duty mounting hardware, wider V’s with more foam to have more contact with your boat and they are also made by a fellow paddler, Cliff Roach, right here in the USA.
Either of these would be a good choice, but if you are choosing one over the other I’d recommend you go with the Goodboy Paddlesports bars.
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