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Freedom Launcher Experiences

What Customers are Saying

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Where it all began

If you are here, you may be curious about the revolutionary Freedom Launcher®

landing gear from Wilder Side®.   We could brag about it's features.  But don't take our word for it.  Here is what our customers are saying:

Will Akers with a Hobie PA12, Napa CA:

"The Freedom launcher far exceeded my expectations. It works Flawlessly, it is Robust, and was Exactly what I was looking for!"

See Will's Google Review here:,-89.6910211,15z/data=!4m3!8m2!3m1!1e1?hl=en&entry=ttu

David Hardin in an OT AP 136, fishing ICW in NC:

“Freedom launcher was exactly what I was looking for, works great”

See David's Google Review here:,-89.6910211,15z/data=!4m3!8m2!3m1!1e1?hl=en&entry=ttu


 I started with a clean sheet design that would be light-weight, handle up to 250 lbs. of boat and gear, and be adaptable to most kayaks and canoes.  It had to be an absolute blast to use and not have the stowed wheels sitting about at unsightly angles.  I'm excited to offer the Freedom Launcher to kayak and canoe enthusiasts.  We launched and found our first customer at Canoecopia 2022 in Madison Wisconsin in March.  Since then, others have joined the Freedom Launcher Owners Club.  Will you be next?

David, Founder, Wilder Side

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Making waterborne experiences safe, fun, exciting in new ways for young and old alike. 

Picture of David on an evening paddle on his home lake (Leech) on Moon Light Bay as sunset.

Our Mission:

Pure Joy & Excitement

As a paddler or e-boater, you have several options to transfer your watercraft to the water.  You have your current solution.  Maybe you are happy with it... or not so much?  

I've experienced some of the hassles just like you. 


Do you have to pay rent to store a trailer for your canoe or kayak? Do you have to remove your wheel dolly after you put the boat in the water? Is it a hassle to store or disassemble your kayak cart once you get to the water?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then I encourage you to learn more about the Freedom Launcher®, and say goodbye to the hassles and “Hello” to the fun!

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