Want to stop quietly and work a pothole? Spike it! A super-light option for kayaks, paddleboards and micro skiffs is the new Power-Pole Ultra-lite spike in six or eight feet ($79, $99). For bigger rigs, the Heavy-duty Spike, with solid composite core, is 8 ½ feet.
All three models are compatible with the company’s 12-volt Micro Spike Driver ($599). Or, simply spike ‘em and cleat ’em with a lanyard.