This is Hobie Part # 80010001 A new complete mirage drive unit with standard (now called comfort) fins.
The simple kayak was born perfect. Light, nimble, and easy to use, kayaks paddled through the ages virtually unchanged. An old design maxim says that perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to remove. The Hobie design team response? Get rid of the paddle.
Welcome to the world of the Hobie MirageDrive®. The ungainly paddle is replaced by the sheer efficiency of the pedal. With the largest human muscle group now in play, kayaking becomes easier and more efficient than ever. Two pedals drive a pair of underwater fins – much like a penguin’s flippers. Whether snapping up to speed with a quick burst or steadily covering expanses of water, the MirageDrive allows effortless freedom and function.
The MirageDrive has revolutionized kayak fishing. How? It has freed up your hands for fishing and allows you to fish more efficiently as you maneuver your kayak with your feet. This efficient mechanism allows you to go faster and further with less effort than a paddle and the entire time you can have your fishing pole in your hands. Hold yourself in a ripping current as you place a cast or use the MirageDrive to drag that fish out of structure like mangroves or docks. The layout of Hobie’s fishing kayaks was designed by anglers for anglers, and now with the MirageDrive, a new breed of fishing vessel has emerged that is eco-friendly, quiet for stalking fish, and extremely durable and efficient.