ShowDown

Load-Assist Kayak And SUP Mount
SKU: #8004081
$519.00
 

The first load-assist mount to handle both SUPs and kayaks, makes loading and unloading 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's weight, then helps gently raise it up to the top of the vehicle. Once loaded it securely cradles your boat or boards for the ride. At only 21 lbs. it's super lightweight but built burly enough to wrangle an 80 lb. load.

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Product Details

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Product Details
  • Easily load and unload kayaks and boards at waist level at the side of the vehicle with the easy to use slide and tilt mechanism
  • 80 lb. boat and board capacity easily handles a large kayak or two boards
  • SpeedClamp tool free attachment 
  • Lightweight materials and construction don’t eat up roof’s carrying capacity
  • Tilts down a lengthy 26” from roof rack height
  • Provides 30-45% weight assistance (depending on boat width)
  • Felt-covered cradles flex to conform to hull for secure transport
  • Folds down flat to reduce drag and noise when not in use
  • All tie-down straps included
  • Locks to base rack with SKS Lock Cores for added security (sold separately)

Product Specs
Installation

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Installation Details
  • Some Assembly Required
  • 5 Minute Install
Resources / Manuals
INSTALLATION VIDEO
Accessories

Add Accessories to Your Rack

SKS Lock Cores-2 Pack

SKU: #8007202 $40.00 2 SKS Lock Cores

RipCord

SKU: #8004048 $109.00 Locking Tie-Down Strap To Secure Your Boat Or Boards

Hood Anchor

SKU: #8007416 $21.00 Temporary Vehicle Tie-Down Point
Spare Parts

Don't Worry, We Have A Spare

BOW/ STERN LINE

SKU: #8860050 $18.70

WATERSPORT MOUNTING JAW PAD (Set of Two)

SKU: #8860097 $3.30

SPIN VICE ROUNDBAR ADAPTER

SKU: #8860098 $5.50

MOUNTING HARDWARE KNOB JAYLOW

SKU: #8880347 $6.60

STRAP CLIPS

SKU: #8880356 $3.30

SUPDAWG ANCHOR CORD

SKU: #8880512 $2.20

WINDSHIELD RETAINER SCREWS

SKU: #8880588 $2.20

YAKIMA LOGO DECAL - RED REFLECTIVE (6.5" x 1")

SKU: #8880600 $4.40

SHOWDOWN RETENSION PIN

SKU: #8880741 $10.00
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    Perfect van rack

    Review by aaron Posted on February 27, 2019

    I recently purchased this rack for my 4WD van, its the only way to go it you don’t want to carry a step ladder in the van. I have a 3/4 roof basket with round bars and this clamps on perfectly!
    I looked everywhere prior to purchasing this rack, all the other ones where triple the cost that...read more
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    Good rack overall - some issues however

    Review by Dan Posted on September 25, 2018

    Time will tell with this rack. I’ve been using Yakima products for the past 20 years, and have two sets of kayak J-cradles, a Bow-Down, the Sidewinder tandem bike rack, and a hitch-mounted bike rack.
    The first thing that struck me when unboxing the ShowDown was its build quality. This is ...read more
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    Kayaking Showdown

    Review by John Posted on September 9, 2018

    Always having been a Yakima brand couple, this pair of....maturing(?) kayakers thought a new easier to load system would be right for our new taller vehicle. We may have been one of the first buyers of the Showdown last fall in 2017.

    The price was right compared to the other competit...read more
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    A game-changer

    Review by John Posted on August 7, 2018

    This is a game-changer for anyone who’s not getting any younger! My wife and I have been biking and boating with a range of gear for years, and thankfully the products have changed as we have. My wife loves to paddle her sea kayak, but I’m not so into it. We have SUP’s as well, and have enjoye...read more
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    Great product and great Customer Service

    Review by John Posted on July 26, 2018

    The Showdown is a very well engineered product. It is light, strong, and works very well. It makes loading a 14 FT kayak fast and safe.

    I have been a long-time Yakima customer... 100% of my outdoor gear transportation equipment is Yakima. The products are simple to use and they work e...read more
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    Don’t use with round bar convertion

    Review by Virginia Posted on June 29, 2018

    I purchased this set up to carry my 52lb kayak. I had round bars I used on my previous car to carrie my canoe, but the new RAV4 was higher. Kayak was also heavier. I didn’t think using the converter for round bars would be an issue. Unfortunately, no matter how tight I think I get things, the rack...read more
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    Good so far---

    Review by LJH Posted on September 3, 2017

    I bought this about a week ago and have only used it twice, but I like it so far. I'd been using a J rack to carry my kayak on my car, but recently purchased a Toyota 4Runner and the vehicle is too tall to load a J rack by myself (I'm female, late 40s, about 5 feet 3 inches tall). I do need a little...read more
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    Where has this been!

    Review by CWC Posted on July 20, 2017

    For the last 20+ years, my wife and I have been hauling our 80 pound, 16.5 foot long kayak from Indiana to the Grand Teton National Park each summer. Always used Yakima racks, always with perfect results. It was never easy to muscle that big kayak on top of our vehicle, but we managed (we have a w...read more
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    Where had this been?!

    Review by CWC Posted on July 14, 2017

    Long raving review here. For the last 20+ years, we have hauled our 80 pound, 17' kayak from Indiana to Wyoming every summer for a few weeks of R&R in the Grand Teton National Park. Always used Yakima rack systems (saddles, hully rollers; settled on two pairs of saddles) and always had succes...read more

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