Wilderness Systems’ Patent-Pending Helix PD™ Pedal Drive is in High Demand at Specialty Retail

March 29, 2017

The highly anticipated Helix PD Pedal Drive is true innovation in motion

GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 29, 2017) – Wilderness Systems today announced the arrival of its sleek, high performance, patent-pending Helix PD Pedal Drive at specialty retail stores.

“The Helix PD Pedal Drive is the most efficient and intuitive pedal system ever engineered. The demand for it has been off the charts,” said Evan Lyendecker, marketing director for Wilderness Systems.

The Helix PD Pedal Drive is optimized for all-day cruising and offers both forward and reverse maneuverability. Fully deployed, the gears and prop work together to maximize performance in exchange for less effort so you can be hands-free to fish all day.

A groundbreaking auto-raising mast achieves zero draft from the seated position by simply pressing a spring-loaded foot pedal at the mounting base. The unit’s stowage position keeps kayak workspace clear and features a single-point detachment to allow for further stowing.

The Helix PD was carefully crafted from the ground up to work synergistically with the new Radar 115 and 135. Both kayaks feature Wilderness Systems’ signature S.M.A.R.T. Hull Technology that skillfully balances stability, maneuverability, acceleration, responsiveness and tracking to enhance the performance of the Helix PD Pedal Drive.

The Helix PD Pedal Drive showcases a tight turning radius for easy and precise maneuverability thanks to its versatile and ambidextrous steering system kit, including steering handle, rudder, patent-pending noise reduction baffles and installation hardware. The patent-pending Helix PD Pedal Drive is $1,100 USD.

About Wilderness Systems®

Innovative designs, premium outfitting, and an uncompromising attention to detail have made Wilderness Systems an industry leader for 30 years. Today the brand continues to push the limits of technology, performance, comfort, responsiveness and aesthetics. Taking that same drive into the angling market with high quality fishing kayaks and accessories, Wilderness Systems now offers the ultimate on-the-water experience for everyone from passionate anglers to recreational boaters and expedition paddlers. Explore Wilderness Systems, part of the Confluence Outdoor family of brands, at WildernessSystems.com and join the Wildy Community.

Product Shaft Length Shaft Width Height Width Weight Packaged Kit Shipping Weight
Helix PD™ Pedal Drive 1.38” / 3 cm 2.58” / 7 cm 33.04” / 84 cm Pedal to Center of Shaft: 8” / 20 cm 15 lbs. / 7 kg  

29 lbs. / 13 kg


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