Jitsu 5.9 Freestyle Whitewater Kayak

DAGGER - Jitsu 5.9 Freestyle Whitewater Kayak - Black - 9010206183 - TOP
DAGGER - Jitsu 5.9 Freestyle Whitewater Kayak - Black - 9010206183 - SIDE
DAGGER - Jitsu 5.9 Freestyle Whitewater Kayak - Black - 9010206183 - TOP
DAGGER - Jitsu 5.9 Freestyle Whitewater Kayak - Black - 9010206183 - SIDE
DAGGER - Jitsu 5.9 Freestyle Whitewater Kayak - Black - 9010206183 - TOP
DAGGER - Jitsu 5.9 Freestyle Whitewater Kayak - Black - 9010206183 - SIDE

Jitsu 5.9 Freestyle Whitewater Kayak

SKU: 9010206183


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DAGGER Jitsu 5.9 Freestyle Whitewater Kayak

Not your average playboat

Dagger brings decades of experience and team-tested, paddler-proven heritage to freestyle kayaking in the Jitsu 5.9. The Jitsu outperforms competitor freestyle kayaks downriver and is a solid all-around choice for those who want to enjoy big waves, holes on the river, and freestyle competitions.

Contour Ergo Outfitting system

At Dagger, we take pride in our innovative designs, particularly when they contribute to safer and more reliable kayaking experiences. Our world-class Contour Ergo Outfitting system achieves just that by offering unparalleled adjustability, patented technology, and cutting-edge safety innovations for whitewater kayaking. Since a kayak and paddle function as a single unit, the internal design is as crucial to performance as the hull design. We take great care to integrate advanced comfort and technical features seamlessly, and you'll appreciate the difference the moment you try Dagger's Contour Ergo Outfitting.

Roto-molded seating with leg lifter

Our roto-molded seat system is not only incredibly safe, but also supremely comfortable. It comes equipped with intuitive controls for easy fore and aft adjustment and a groundbreaking ratcheting leg lifter that offers 3" of elevation. This feature allows paddlers to adopt an optimal position within the kayak, promoting efficient control and energy transfer. The adjustable hip pads can also be quickly released and tailored to each user's needs for maximum comfort and control. Meanwhile, the highly adjustable backband offers crucial support and comfort, serving as a pivotal point of contact for control. All of these features are wrapped in plush cockpit padding, and we even provide a seat booster for ultimate customization.

Precision adjustable thigh braces

Fine-tune your fit with Dagger's precision adjustable thigh braces. Shaped to allow easy entry and exit, our thigh braces offer 2" of fore and aft adjustment. With the ergonomic shape and soft padding, the thigh braces are next-level comfort. Simple. Secure. Dialed-in.

Security grab handles

Strategically-placed grab handles designed for rescue situations and added security.

Foam foot brace system

Our stacked-foam footrest allows you to customize your fit to the kayak and provides incredible comfort and better kayak control.

  • Length: 69.5 in - 176.53 cm
  • Height: 12.5 in - 31.75 cm
  • Width: 26 in - 66.04 cm
  • Weight: 31 lb - 14.06 kg
  • Max Weight Capacity: 200 lb - 90.72 kg
  • Activity Type: White Water
  • Cockpit Type: Sit-Inside
  • Warranty: 3 Years Limited Warranty* (Warranty policy)
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Safety is priority number one with Dagger, which is why we coined the phrase “Team Tested, Paddler Proven.” Our products go through rigorous testing by our professionals in various environments, so you know that you can trust our product.


Comfort and a customized fit are critical to the Dagger persona, and you will experience unique refinement the moment you sit in Dagger's Contour Ergo Outfitting.


The Jitsu's unique rocker profile, hull-to-rail relationship through the stern, and carefully distributed centralized volume make 3-dimensional combination moves in advancing hole play easier while creating a seamless blend of speed, looseness and release on waves. The slicey tips provide excellent control on the water. The double-step carving rail above the release edge helps the boat grip and drive on wave faces for controlled carving. The Jitsu maintains a snappy edge-to-edge transition, and it is arguably the loosest hull on the market today, making it an excellent choice for freestyle kayaking.


Our kayaks are made from High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) plastic for a longer-lasting, stiffer, and impact-resistant kayak.

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