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Yakima shows new rack and transport systems at Paddlesports Retailer 2018. Rapid Media Staff

Yakima's exciting new truck accessories showcased at Paddlesports Retailer 2018

Loading heavy boats and boards has never been easier

Say hello to Yakima's new load-assist mount, which handles both SUPs and boats. The ergonomically-friendly Showdown makes loading heavy boats and boards a breeze. The lightweight mount tilts down more than two feet from the roof rack, takes on up to 45% of the boat or board's weight, then helps raise it up to the top of the vehicle. Once loaded, the Showdown securely cradles your boat or boards for the ride. 

The Showdown features an 80-pound capacity, so it can easily handle a single boat or up to two paddleboards. Unlike some other assist systems, the Showdown is comparatively light at just 22 pounds, which means it doesn't eat up your roof's carrying capacity. 

The Showdown also boasts felt covered cradles that flex to conform to your boat for secure transport. And it'll fold down flat to reduce drag and wind noise when not in use.

All tie down straps for the Showdown are included so you can load right out of the box. Compatible with locks, sold separately.

www.yakima.com

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