I bought an Immersion Research Royale spray skirt, size XXL for my Dagger Axis 10.5. It’s a rand skirt. IR’s size chart says that’s the right size for my boat. But I can’t get the thing on by myself no matter what I try or how hard I try to stretch it. The skirt is brand new, though I got it second hand. I’m planning to sell it to someone who can use it and try again to find a skirt for my boat.
I have one of those cheap nylon highly-adjustable skirts that is good for actually deflecting “spray”, but is not good at resisting implosion. I want to learn to roll the kayak, so I need a neoprene skirt, but I need one that’s not so tight that I can’t get it on by myself.
Does anyone have experience with a good neoprene skirt that fits a Dagger Axis cockpit that a person of average strength can put on the boat and which is suitable for rolling and moderate whitewater?