Most Aleutians in the Aleutian archipelago to the east to Greenland Inuit rely on kayaks to hunt a wide range of mainly seal prey, although whales and reindeer are important in some areas. Kayak da -on-frame is being used for hunting by the Inuit people of Greenland, because the smooth and flexible skin glides silently through the waves. In other parts of the home building world are continuing the tradition of leather on frame kayaks, often with modern leather of fabric or synthetic fabrics, such as sc. synthetic nylon.
Modern traditional kayaks trace their origins mainly to boats native to Alaska, northern Canada, and southwestern Greenland. Wooden kayaks and fabric kayaks on wooden frames dominated the market until 1950, when fiberglass boats were first introduced in the US, the first fabric inflatable rubber boat was introduced in Europe. Rotomolded plastic kayaks first appeared in 1973, and most of today’s kayaks are made from molded poletheylene resin. The development of plastic and rubber inflatable kayaks is said to start the development of free kayaking as we see it today, since boats can be made smaller, more sturdy and more elastic than fiberglass boats.