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  • 8' 11" Length
  • 24.5" Width
  • 44 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 1,049 MSRP

Braaap 69 Description

From the beginning, the Braaap has been paddled on the hardest whitewater the Liquidlogic team could find. In fact, the day after making the first Braaap proto, Pat Keller and Eric Deguil loved it so much during a flat water session that they paddled it in the Green Race. Pat later took the Braaap to Mexico and won the first ever Extreme Waterfall World Championships. The Braaap's hull is derived from modern slalom boat design which gives crisp feedback to paddlers zipping in and out of eddies and while changing direction mid-current. The responsive hull, the ease of rolling and the Braaap's light weight create an excellent learning platform for novice paddlers while the speed and agility of the Braaap provide experienced boaters with downriver tactical controls. The Braaap has enough volume for all but your most challenging runs, yet it is small enough to control in the air, pivot turn, and surf like a dream. Once you dial this boat in, you will also find yourself tapping into squirts and splats. Jump in a Braaap and it will open up a completely new experience of how you play your way down the river.

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Braaap 69 Specifications

  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Weight: 44 lbs
  • Length: 8' 11"
  • Width: 24.5"
  • Volume: 261 liters
  • Max Capacity: 220 lbs
  • Cockpit Dimensions (L × W): 34.50 × 21.00"
  • Primary Material: Polyethylene Plastic

Braaap 69 Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Whitewater, River Running, Creek, Play
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II), Whitewater (Class III+)
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult

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Braaap 69 Reviews

Read reviews for the Braaap 69 by Liquidlogic Kayaks as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

Love Story

Ohhh My God!! The Braaap is I think the best all-around boat on the market. During the Runoff in Quebec, plans are changing fast and sometimes, you can't bring 3 boats with you. either for an afterwork class FUN with surfs, squirts and ferries, hucking a 70ft waterfalls or charging through bigwater, there's not much this boat is not good at. If I had to own only 1 boat, it would be the Braaap. from beginners to advanced paddlers, the braaap has what it takes to give you the best of your time on the river ! Brrrrrrrrp

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Outfitting

The boat is great. I had one before this and sold it for a new one. The outfitting seems a little different in this one. The backband is killing me more so then the old one. The ridged backband is digging into my back and actually cutting into my lower back. I would love to see you come out with a backband that is softer. But the boat kicks ass the outfitting could use some work.

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Unbelievable fun!

Unbelievable fun!

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AW

Everything you've heard about this boat is true. It straight rules. I'm 6'3" and 190 lbs and decieded to go with the non-party 69. At my size the stern is plenty squirtable with a good eddy, but still not catchy or sketchy as long as you're on top of it and driving it downstream. The narrow width, rocker and low volume stern enable an incredibly light touch where the bow can be lifted up and over features with the teeniest of strokes. It's going to be hard to get excited about being in my other boats.

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Sent wrong boat but quickly

Sent wrong boat but quickly and fairly rectified. Just got off Westwater, braaaped it sweetly!

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Love the boat, where's the bottle and sponge?

Got the boat timely and love it! No bottle or sponge included in the order?
thanks, Dede Fuller

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Best boat ever!

Bought this boat to make me a better boater. It's teaching me a lot about kayaking. I haven't ever scratched the surface of its capabilities. Rolls easy. All around great boat! Nothing compares.

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My do it all Boat!

I'm on my second Braaap. It has made me a better boater by far! Steep Creeks or big volume river running it's the boat for me!

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Better than advertised

Been paddling my braaap for a few weeks now, easily my favorite boat I own. Haven't had this much fun paddling my local run since I first started kayaking. Worth every penny. I am 6'2", 195, with size 11 feet and while not spacious, I fit fine in there.

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blue rocket

This boat is incredibly fun to paddle. Zips in and out of eddies with speed, precision, and grace once you get the feel for her. Will surf all day too. A little bit tippy, but the flip side is that it rolls very well. Not necessarily a beginners boat. I would categorize the Braaap as a high performance boat that will be fun to paddle almost anywhere.

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Braaap for small ladies !

please make a small Braaaaaaaaaaaap :) there are so less funny boats for small persons and it looks like much fun on the river and also to play with.
I like to have a small one !!

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Great for beginners through rippers...or even old farts like me!

My lighter students have loved getting in the Braaap on day one. Easy to turn, easy to keep on edge, and carves the eddy turns. My intermediates appreciate the speed and surfability. I like that it turns every class 3, 4, and easy 5 into a slalom course where you are just looking to for that big ferry, stylie s-turn, or splat to spice up the run!

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Braaap 69

This boat is a little more responsive and quicker than the Remix 69. Goes upstream better than the Remix 69 and I like slightly narrower boat. Haven't tried punching a big hole yet but feel that I will get a tail stand going through a hole. With this boat you need to anticipate and not react after the fact.

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Braaap of the wrong color

This is by far the most fun boat I've paddled. Very responsive and stable at the same time. Some mixup with the color I ordered, I had to settle for a roadcone, but that doesn't change that this is an awesome boat.

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Not Road Cone, but Kryptonite

I originally ordered RoadCone color for special delivery in Buena Vista, was informed Pat K didnt have an orange boat on his truck..so I opted for the Kryptonite color. I won't get the boat till June 28. Yall can resend this Review email again in July !

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Braap

Love the boat! honestly I think this is one of the more progressive boats ou there. fast, boofs, kickflips and surfs great! I don't like the outfitting. could use aggressive thigh braces, I would like an all foam bulk head. those are just some ideas I had. Hull design trumps outfitting everytime though. keep up the good work.

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Rocking the Braaap69

What a sweet boat. I have been whitewater boating for twenty years, This is the first boat that I don't want to get out of at the end of a run, total comfort! Goes down river in big water like a champ, not a boat I would recommend for beginners however, took a couple runs for me to dial it in. So great job liquidlogic, keep up the great work. Keith, Harpers Ferry West Virginia

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Braaap 69

LL has the best customer service, and the coolest boats in the business. Big props, thank you for doing what you do!

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Exceeded my expectations

The Remix is fast, this is faster. If you drive this kayak, you can feel the the acceleration. It is meant to be driven and it rewards the driver with speed and maneuverability. At first it felt a bit unstable but once I got surfing and carving going I completely forgot about the instability. I find myself doing crazy lines from one bank of the river to the other with his kayak while my buddies just go through the center.

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zero customer service

My boat came without the plastic wing nuts to hold the foot pedals in place. I managed to find a phone number for LL and told them about the problem. They said they would send the right ones as soon as possible. What they sent, ten days later was two small 1/4 inch nuts that you can get at the hardware store for .15 cents, not the smooth plastic ones that should come with the boat. My friend has a Braaap and the seat doesn't stay in place, so they sent him the upgrade, which was a bag of screws, nuts and a little belt with no instructions or diagram explaining how any of this works. The boats OK as long as they send all the parts...be sure to check because LL doesn't

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Braaap!

The Braaap's been a super fun boat, makes river-running fun again. A word of caution: I am 6'2" with size 9 feet and it's a little tight with my Astral shoes, so if you're tall with normal size feet, you'll be tight with a legit river shoe.

Other than that, the boat's long, fast and sporty, just as you'd expect. Shipping to the Sparks, NV terminal was a no-brainer, super easy and took about 5 days to get my boat.

You should get one.

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Braaap

The non play boater’s play boat. So much fun! If your idea of fun kayaking is catching as many eddies as possible and paddling fast, and surfing on the fly. This is your boat.

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Braaap for scooting and teaching

I have used it at the Dickerson Course, at the Lower Yough and on a class II river while teaching a class. With enough current and force of features it feels a lot shorter than it is - very playful for the length. Very comfortable for a long day in class; demos fine. I hope to use it for class IV+creeks too.

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Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap

Bought this boat right before my Grand Canyon Trip. Best. Decision. Ever. This was an awesome boat for that river; Super fun to launch off waves and sail through the air. It surfed glassy green waves amazingly and was super fun through all the boils, and fun whitewater in the canyon. I'm excited to take it on all my home runs and waves now that its spring.

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The boat that I've always wanted!

It's like my Prijon Fly with a ton of bow rocker and volume. Love the speed, the displacement hull, ease of rolling, and I'm just scratching the surface of it's capabilities. Can't wait to spend the spring and summer learning its nuances. Thanks to everyone at LL for making a phenomenal boat!

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A downhill bike in a kayak!

The Braaap is a dowhill bike in kayak form! The boat is super fast and responsive. The way you can build speed fast and keep it as you carve down the river is unreal. Having a rounder hull the boat feels at home carving from one side of the boat to another. The rocker on the Braaap lets its boof like a champ. This boat is so much fun on your local runs....from class 2 to class 5. Take this boat out and enjoy the river....it makes kayaking FUN again!!

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Quiver killer!

A great do it all kayak! I always look forward to paddling it!

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favorite boat, hands down.

I ordered the braaap a few months ago in advance of a Grand Canyon trip. This was my first raft-supported trip after two self-support kayak trips down the ditch, and I wanted something fast and sporty that could also surf the big waves. It was a freaking blast down there. The braaap quickly became my favorite boat I've ever paddled. It's now my go-to boat for all kinds of whitewater - from tight technical creeks like Tobin on N. Fork Feather to the big water of the Colorado river. It is crazy fast. It surfs and carves well. It boofs well. It is just an all around awesome boat. And even with shipping to California, it was cheaper than most boats on the market. Just wish Cali would break out of the drought soon - and I could get some more time in it! Hoping for a good El Nino here...

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My Grand Canyon Chariot

Bought the Braap specifically for my upcoming Grand Canyon trip. Haven't used it yet, but I'm sure it will be incredible!

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Great All-rounder, just one thing ...

All the positive things others have said go for me, as well. Plenty of volume up front for bashing through things, but plenty maneuverable. I question why the only two grab-handles are located near the cockpit, rather than near the ends. That is, unless the intention is to prevent swimmers grabbing them!

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A great short race boat…

The Braaap is an excellent design that I think is still misunderstood in the community. It is not the next RPM. At first glance and from the top it resembles an RPM but that is where the similarities end. The Braaap is much deeper and more rockered in the hull. The Braaap is essentially a haul ass down the river race boat that is short enough to qualify for the short boat race category. It will pivot turn but it is not really a slicy, stern squirty river playboat (at least not for me at 160lbs). What it has going for it is it's speed and the forgiving nature of the hull. You can bounce, jump and spin off rocks with abandon.
I would recommend it for larger paddlers looking for a rocketship to get them down river in style and comfort.

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Great all around boat!

I've had the Braaap for about a month and have paddled on a few creeks and on big water. I've been impressed with it all around. Boof's well, has speed, fun to paddle. It is my "one-boat" solution.

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Love this boat!!

Easy to roll, fast and very maneuverable with the displacement hull. This boat taught me what I need to do to be a better boater (finally). If you don't sit forward and paddle with authority, you will not be making the moves you were making with a planing hull. Like it so much that I sold my Jackson Karma!

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Quirky

weird boat. Can't figure it out?

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Revolutionary Kayak Design

here’s a lot that can be said about the new Liquid Logic Braaap. Many people will tell you how fast and nimble it is, how it stays on the surface or transitions off of drops, but to me there are really three things that stick out about the Braaap that make it unique. First, the kick rocker in the stern changes the way the boat carves dramatically. It moves the center of your carving radius back behind the seat, as if you were attached to a rope and the boat was being pulled in the direction you were carving. I believe this preserves momentum in a way that allows you to come out of a carve with the same speed you carried into it. In addition, it makes the carving radius much tighter than other boats. After paddling the Braaap, the way other kayaks carve just feels mushy.
Second, this boat seems to transition, or even harness the momentum and power of the river itself. When first paddling the Braaap, I would be surprised by sudden bursts of speed and I didn’t know where it was coming from. After paddling it awhile longer, I realized that the boat will sometimes hit curlers, cross currents, waves, whatever, and slow down. This happens in any boat. The difference is the Braaap will absorb and store this energy for a split second, then rebound, giving you a sudden burst of acceleration. I believe this comes from the kick rocker and the watermelon seed effect on the pointy stern. You’ll just have to paddle it to feel it for yourself.
Third, the Braap has only gotten better the more I paddle it. Yes this happens in other boats, but not the same as this one. My first time in the Braaap my thoughts were “Man, I can tell this boat has a lot of potential but I don’t know how to tap into it.” After paddling it for a couple weeks on Cherry Proper I thought I had figured it out and was dialed in. I had found the edges and was starting to figure out the skim. A few more weeks down the road and I felt even better, I was taking it on actual class V and my confidence in the boat was growing. I had learned how to control the bursts of acceleration and was using them to my advantage. I thought to myself “This is how the boat is supposed to be paddled”. Fast forward to the end of our summer trip, running laps on 50-50 and the Ashlu Box Canyon and this progression still hadn’t slowed. While I’m sure that a lot of this comfort has come from learning how it paddles, I also feel that the boat itself has lots to teach. After paddling the Braaap all summer, not only am I more comfortable in the boat, but I have become a better kayaker as well.
I truly believe that the Braaap is the most revolutionary kayak to come out in years. Rather than paddling like every other boat on the market, this kayak changes what we know about how kayaks carve through the water and it feels good, really good. Don’t just take my word for it, hop in a friend’s or head to the nearest demo center and feel the difference for yourself.

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WA-Boater

I like the boat.

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Awesome boat and service!

I couldn't ask for a better experience.

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Fast, Maneuverable and Slalomy

I paddle my slalom boat 90% of the time because I’m addicted to acceleration, speed and maneuverability and I want it all in one package. Long plastic boats lack the maneuverability I like and virtually anything in plastic that’s touted to be fast is slow in my books until I discovered the Braaap.

OK, the Braaap is not as fast as the longboats but it comes pretty close. It’s the fastest 9 ft plastic boat I have ever paddled. For a round displacement hall it is very maneuverable. At 200’ish lbs I could sink the stern 2 inches under in flat water which made turning effortless. Leaning slightly over made the boat carve like a ski. My guess is that the stern’s edge allows for the carve but what is interesting is that over the course of 4 hours my stern was grabbed slightly only once and that was in very squirlly water and in the 4th hour

Like LL warns, the boat is a little tippy, but that tippy feeling lasted about 5 to 10 minutes for me. It’s wide enough to be adequately stable and thin enough to be super fast.
I borrowed mine from Potomac River Outfitters and want to thank Nathan for letting me paddle it for the weekend. I will be ordering one soon and I strongly recommend you test drive this boat if you are on the lookout for a super sporty river runner that is as playful as a modern slalom boat.

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Awesome boat! Fantastic customer service on the delivery!

This boat is so fun! It is fast and maneuverable, making challenging moves go effortlessly! The stern allows for squirts and splats but it is not so low volume that it engages when you don't want it to. This boat instantly makes whatever river you are on twice as fun. It has plenty of bow volume and performs like a champ on serious Class 5 water. This is the best all around kayak on the market! Whatever you want to do, this boat does it spectacularly!

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Fast, Maneuverable and Slalomy

I paddle my slalom boat 90% of the time because I’m addicted to acceleration, speed and maneuverability and I want it all in one package. Long plastic boats lack the maneuverability I like and virtually anything in plastic that’s touted to be fast is slow in my books until I discovered the Braaap.

OK, the Braaap is not as fast as the longboats but it comes pretty close. It’s the fastest 9 ft plastic boat I have ever paddled. For a round displacement hall it is very maneuverable. At 200’ish lbs I could sink the stern 2 inches under in flat water which made turning effortless. Leaning slightly over made the boat carve like a ski. My guess is that the stern’s edge allows for the carve but what is interesting is that over the course of 4 hours my stern was grabbed slightly only once and that was in very squirlly water and in the 4th hour

Like LL warns, the boat is a little tippy, but that tippy feeling lasted about 5 to 10 minutes for me. It’s wide enough to be adequately stable and thin enough to be super fast.
I borrowed mine from Potomac River Outfitters and want to thank Nathan for letting me paddle it for the weekend. I will be ordering one soon and I strongly recommend you test drive this boat if you are on the lookout for a super sporty river runner that is as playful as a modern slalom boat.

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Braaap is awesome.

The Braaap is great when i splaaat.

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Great Friendly Service at Braaap Pick-Up

I recently drove up to LL to pick-up a Braaap I purchased on-line. Both Shane & Pat were right there when I arrived with very friendly & helpful attitudes. They seemed to go out of their way to make sure I was fully informed about the boat & 100% satisfied w/ the purchase. I am both an LL fan & advocate. Keep up the great work! Very Sincerely, Mike H.

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Braaap for taaall people

Just got my Braaap, and with some focused outfitting, I am rather comfortable. I am 6'5. Surfs like a dream.

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Description was exact

I bought the boat without paddling it first. The description in your advertising was exact. While I am far from a slalom paddler, I have been paddling the Fluid Donsa for the past two years. I have enjoyed getting back into a long fast boat that attains with ease and ferries like it has a motor. But the stern was so long and made boofing difficult. I can paddle the Braaap like a slalom boat and still get crazy dynamic boofs. I don't paddle the creeks I used to, but will feel totally comfortable on the ones I still run. I now only need one boat and I love it.

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Great Boat

Super fun in rapids and even better surfing. Ideal class five RPM

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Liquidlogic Braaap-

Easy transaction and delivery on time. I have not had chance to get to the River. Thanks,

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Sickie plastic slalom thingy

This boat rips! I can catch the same eddies as my 95 squirrel. After a little practice I can stern squirt it. It turns similar to a slalom boat, and makes catching eddies fun/dynamic again. Awesome boat made for action, makes the eddies on the green effortless.

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Braaaptacular

this boat is a game changer. With rocket like acceleration, Lightning fast response, intuitive resurfacing, and large volume Creek boat feel in a lower volume boat, the braaap is next level paddling.

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Brrraaaappppp yea!

Auto boof. Eddy machine. Bad ass. Nuff said.

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Braaaptastic

I borrowed a friends Braaap and pretty much realized right then I had to have one. I picked up my boat at the factory and was very pleased with the service I received. The boat is terrific, I have lent it out and have a friend dying to get his own now.

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love the Braap

Good creaking and river running.

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Is orange the new red?

Is orange the new red? I have paddled just about every boat from 1969 and this boat is the best except for the weight congrats on a great design for river running surfing speed quick turning stability.

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Screaming Braaap

Took it for a backyard spin and literally screamed with joy inside the first minute of paddling it. One eddy turn was all it took to feel how unique and exciting this design is. It is revved up with energy and will slice in all directions. Felt like a wild horse...both the boat...and me.

Huge props for the Braaap and fingers crossed for the release of the "Mullet". Bringing back this style of kayak will bring kayaking joy back to many semi-retired boaters I know. The Braaap has a narrow profile, ripping speed, excellent surfing, and slammin pivot turns. It surpasses the RPM for comfort with higher knee posture and outstanding outfitting. It has distinctly more rocker and will zip in and around technical sections with incredible ease.

This boat is a "lifer".
One of those boats you instantly know will live in your quiver until it literally disintegrates.

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#BRAP BRAP

This is a sweet boat. Tons of hull speed. Very stable, with forgiving edges. It's displacement hull, so it has a little less primary stability, but the secondary is there right away, which encourages easy and good edging. The most notable feature of this boat for me is the amount of rocker, and how it's distributed through the hull. It wants to boof over stuff very easily. As advertised, it responds really well to a slalom style "pivot" turn initiated with a stern draw and a quick edge change. This results in immediate transition into a carved turn.
Because of its displacement hull, hull speed, and forgiving edges, it will go anywhere you want, anywhere in a rapid. Point it and go. I haven't surfed it a ton yet, but it is fast on a wave, and seems loose enough for what it is-- i've had some fun side surfs and spins with it. It rolls easy. Great outfitting. Nice, high knee position. The major adjustment for me was the displacement hull-- I've had aggressively edged planing hull boats for forever, so I had been relying on using the edges to get me everywhere. This boat is way different in that respect. It took a few sessions to really learn how to use the boat. I think the boat is forgiving, but it also rewards an agressive paddler who knows how to point the boat and go get what they want. It's so fun, zips around everywhere, playful, and handles splatting off of rocks and such very well.
I bought this boat without a demo, and would highly recommend it. It's a fun boat down river, can handle the mank and big water, and is a good platform for teaching out of. Go get one!

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Braaap Review

The Braaap is really fun! Once I got in it, I could tell right away the boat had a lot of speed. Carves in and out of eddies like a Slalom boat….Well almost :) The Braaap has so much to offer, definitely not a beginner boat, But it rolls like a dream. If you are comfortable in a big/wide volume boats the Braaap will take some time to get use to, since its less volume. Its like driving a Sports car compared to an SUV. Only problem is that there is no foot room, if you wear a size 10 and up shoe good luck getting in…But, overall amazing boat.

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Awwww Braaap!!!!!

I got in, cinched the back band tight, and was like awwww braaap! Fired up the stout, and braaaped that thing. Threw a few brown claws, and knew I was hooked. The Braaap is where it's at.

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awesome boat

But I can't seem to get the seat to stay in one place. And yes, I know about the screws.

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Outsanding

The staff was very accommodating in the purchase process. I picked up at the factory and Shane graciously gave me a tour. The staff appeared motivated, happy and full of pride in their craft. The Braaap can only be described as a real paddler's boat. I may be in the minority but I'm not a fan of the bloated, fool-proof designs. Yes, you do have to drive the Braaap but that rewards you with incredible agility and speed.

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Thank you Liquid Logic!

I've tried most of the current crop of river runners over the last 5-6 years. Seeing and reading about this boat, I placed the order last Friday without ever having sat in one. For some time I've been on the hunt for a river runner that was more sporty... and the Braaap just had that look. The boat arrived Wednesday of this week and I got out this morning. Buying this boat - Hands down best decision I could have made. In my opinion the normal crop of river-runners all suck the fun out of river running because they are just too big and creek-boat like - you don't feel the river but instead just kind of ride over top of everything. For years I've wanted something that runs rivers really well but still lets me "feel" the river... similar to the way a play-boat does. The Braaap does exactly that. It's sporty, quick, agile and at the same time super fast & forgiving. It's ridiculously easy to roll too. That missing fun-factor...problem solved with the Braaap. Love this thing. Thanks LL...fantastic work with this design.

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This thing rocks

There can't possibly be a more fun boat out there. It's fast, it carves, it wants to surf everything, it pivots, it's light, and it's super fun to boof. I think everyone should have one. Period.

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Braaaperfection!

The Liquidlogic Braaap is the evolution of our favorite boats. It has speed to attain, rounded hull with hardly any edges to catch, and outfitting fit for a monarch's arse! The Braaap has a loop to hold the backband in place, so no popping out when rolling. They say it is 40ish pounds of kayak; I say feels like 30ish pounds of Braaapishness!

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FINALLY!!

After paddling a Dancer XS in the 80's and a Corsica in 90's, I went the "new and cool" route in the last decade with a small playboat. If only I would have started out in a playboat and not Noah's Ark (Quest---lol) when I was a young kid, then maybe....I would not have hated it so badly....but I did....hate the new age paddling. I have been looking for the perfect boat for 2 years, and I am happy to say that the BRAAP is definitely the boat I have been looking for. The old school feel with new age technology of bulk head wall instead of foot pegs and Awesome outfitting. It has just right amount of rocker to keep stern from loading without losing the ability to back ender and half squirts with ease when asked to. Braap has Plenty of feet room (no more toes pointed straight out in front pulling muscles I didn't know I had). If you started paddling in the last decade and the only boat you know is the "new age" small play boats, then please do yourself a favor and try this boat. Try an end over end in a boat that is close to 8' long and see what your missing. There has never been a better all around boat for the OCOEE river!!!! See you guys on the river soon

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Braaap is a Blast!

Truly innovative design and so much fun to paddle. This thing tears up the river. It has the chops for high performance race moves at speed, enough rocker to make soul surfing a breeze, and the ability to engage the stern gives it a snappy, slalom-inspired feel. The Braaap is easily my favorite session boat of all time.

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Impressive Boat

A very capable boat. Boofs and holds lines well, eddy turns are crisp and predictable, outfitting is delightfully simple. Creeking, river running, river play, and slalom are all well within the boats sweet spot.

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Not missing my RPM anymore!!

Exactly what I was looking for. I wanted an Axiam or used RPM like I used to paddle. Back end is up slightly more with greater volume allows boat to turn and skips over funny water. I can squirt the tail on a hard eddy line. Boat has Exceptional speed and turning characteristics and some old school charm

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Old man Review

Hello, I have not been into white water kayaking for too long. This past year my son's went to slalom racing and I wanted to try also. I have a creeker and a playboat so I needed a slalom boat. Pat Keller happened to park next to us at one of the events and had his Braaap and few others to try out. I really liked it. So I ordered as soon as they came out. I am 5'9" and just under 200 lbs. I losing some weight getting ready to compete next year but still will be around the 180 to 190 range and I am 48 years old. So no no skinny spring chicken here. Now the fun stuff. I am used to a boat with alot of edge to it so this was a new experience for me. Took a little getting used to. But after a few runs I was playing around like a kid. It really teaches you paddle control. After I adjusted just a bit you find the next thing to adjust. With both my other boats I have to swing in (for lack of a better term) to a eddy. The braap wants to spin in. I mean went I went to swing I found my self facing the other way almost immediately. For a new guy was a little scary, but once I got use to it ITS AWESOME. On to stability. I was really really surprised that this thing does not like to go over. It braces like a dream. The first time I was in it a did my first brace / roll. Its a game we play. You brace until I lose it. I never lost it with the Braaap. I had my whole body under the water and still braced up. On the water this means it takes so little to brace that I did not roll once down the river that I did not want to. I even did a few boofs, which I am usually to scared to do. I now feel sorry for the bottom of my boat. I loved it :). Rolling- I have never rolled so fast in my life. I had to brace on my off side once because it rolled so easy I over rolled lol. Surfing- this thing wants to surf anything. I even surfed some bubble water lol. I side surfed going down a small ledge area. It just took so little. You can surf on the smallest wave. My son tried it on 5.0 and had a ball on a bigger wave (hi water). Outfitting- This is very comfortable. The only thing I would say I miss is the tilt feature in my creeker. I added some Jackson happy seat from my play boat and worked great. Even at my size I had to order another set of shims. It only comes with one pad and one shim. I ordered a extra for my boys (the skinny spring chickens). But over all I like the outfitting. The longer cushioning really makes carrying it less of a pain on your shoulder. Fun- My boys laugh at me because I have never had so much fun going down the river before. I really love this boat. I can not wait to play on a slalom course. Even with out practice it just turns on a dime. I splits the water like a knife. Over all I am really surprised at how quick I am adjusting to it. I only have one major problem with the braaap. I usually wait and buy boats at the end of season or demos. I do not regret buying this hot of the line and they were really easy to work with. My problem is that BOTH my boys want my boat. I told them they would have to sell theres. I am about to post both for sell lol. Hopefully by this time next month we will be a Braaap family :).

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#BraaapOrNah

Uh... I wish I could review this boat. It is, at this moment, still sitting on a truck in Kansas City. It's about two weeks late to the delivery date that was quoted when I placed the order. So, right now all I can tell you about what I think of this boat is that it's late; really frustratingly late. It's prime time in Colorado right now and I'm missing out. Hook a brother up with a t-shirt or something. If I can't paddle my new boat, maybe I can at least pimp your brand. -Joel

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Braaaping good time!

The Braaap indeed lives up to all the hype! When I get a bit better, I even see myself using this in lieu of a creeker for creeking. It literally does everything: it's fast, it attains, it surfs everything, it splats, it boofs easily, and squirts. As you may have heard already, it does not stern squirt easily but does take technique and a bit of time. Definitely will buy another one once I destroy mine.

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Best boat I have ever paddled!!!

It's the best because it is a high performance river runner and super easy to roll!!! Mixing slalom boat design into a creekable boat, Genius. Great wave surfing boat also. Perfect for Odeck wave below Great Falls on the Potomac. And lots of room in the knees for a comfortable long day on the river!!!

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Review of Braaap

This is my only boat. I have sold my other two boats an a Varun and gave my RPM and some skirts pfds helmets to Team River Runner. I have paddled the boat Three times since I bought it and love the boat. I am the worlds worst play boater, so I have not done a lot of surfing except on some class 1 ledges. I am also 74 so I have become cautious LOL and mostly stick to the whitewater on the Potomac. The boat is very stable for a displacement hull or a planning hull boat. It is easy to roll, harder than an RPM since it is a 1/2 inch wider and 10 gallons more but still very easy. The boat is just plain fun to paddle, very easy to catch eddies and peel out, and very fast compared to an RPM with out a lot of effort. The outfitting is ok, not great for me. I am 5' 6" 168 IB with a large upper body and small legs, so getting the skirt on, since there is such a wide distance between my back and the rear cowling is a bit of a problem. I got a large tunnel and extra extra large cock pit, which is a little loose but does not leak. I have the legs set on the sixth notch. I like to fit like a glove in the boat, so I have to ratchet it fairly tight, or my back get tired, disagree with Woody about not being tight, and I suspect he is saying that since he probably fits tight without much ratcheting, I like the plastic back band just wish there was a way to pull it up a little higher, although it is pretty good outfitting.

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The Get-Better-At-Boating Machine

After paddling a cruise ship (Flying Squirrel 85) for a few months now, this boat is very refreshing. Equally as fast as the Squirrel but more maneuverable. Has a "zippy" feeling like an RPM but doesn't get loaded down in the stern. Super fun boat. It's going to take some getting used to for me, but I'm visualizing all of the potential it has. Great boat and great tool for building skills and shredding your local run.

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My new favorite kayak

I was fortunate enough to test the Braaap before it came out and I was sold immediately. Put in my order as soon as it was available for purchase. The combination of speed, stability and maneuverability is just phenomenal but beyond that though is the fun factor. This will become your go-to boat as soon as you try it. Mark my words, this will become a LL best seller for sure. SYOTR

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