SKU: #8004081

ShowDown

$499.00
NEW! 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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ShowDown

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
  • Universal mounting hardware fits most roof racks
  • 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

ShowDown

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

Your System, Your Way

#8007202

SKS Lock Cores-2 Pack

Allows you to lock 2 Yakima items with just one key. $40.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8004048

RipCord

Locking Multi-Purpose Cargo Straps Locks & Holds Boards, Boats, & Other Loads Nylon-Coated Steel Cable & Aluminum Buckle 12 Feet In Length Sold As A Pair, Locks Included $109.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8007416

Hood Anchor

Vehicle Attachment Point For Tie Downs Used With Bow/Stern Tie Downs Can Be Placed At Hatch, Trunk, or Hood Sold In Pairs $21.00 Add To Cart View Details
Spare Parts

Don't Worry, We Have A Spare

#8860050

BOW/ STERN LINE

Spare part for boat mounts (1 line) $18.70 Add To Cart View Details
#8860097

WATERSPORT MOUNTING JAW PAD

Blank $3.30 Add To Cart View Details
#8860098

YAKIMA ROUNDBAR ADAPTER

Blank $5.50 Add To Cart View Details
#8880347

MOUNTING HARDWARE KNOB JAYLOW

Blank $6.60 Add To Cart View Details
#8880356

STRAP CLIPS

Blank $3.30 Add To Cart View Details
#8880502

HEAVY DUTY STRAPS SWEETROLL

Blank $30.80 Add To Cart View Details
#8880512

SUPDAWG ANCHOR CORD

Blank $2.20 Add To Cart View Details
#8880588

WINDSHIELD RETAINER SCREWS

$2.20 Add To Cart View Details
#8880600

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

YAKIMA LOGO DECAL - RED REFLECTIVE (6.5" x 1") $4.40 Add To Cart View Details
#8880741

SHOWDOWN RETENSION PIN

REPLACEMENT RETENTION PIN FOR SIDE LOADER $10.00 Add To Cart View Details
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  • Kayaking Showdown

    Review by John

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    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

    Posted on September 9, 2018

  • A game-changer

    Review by John

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    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

    Posted on August 7, 2018

  • Great product and great Customer Service

    Review by John

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    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

    Posted on July 26, 2018

  • Don’t use with round bar convertion

    Review by Virginia

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    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

    Posted on June 29, 2018

  • Good so far---

    Review by LJH

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    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

    Posted on September 3, 2017

  • Where has this been!

    Review by CWC

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    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

    Posted on July 20, 2017

  • Where had this been?!

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    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

    Posted on July 14, 2017

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