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Rip

by Necky Kayak

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I have a '90's whitewater Rip. It is very solid as a…

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I have a '90's whitewater Rip. It is very solid as a river runner. Fast, catches eddies well, predictable. Sharp edges allow for precise (and fun!) carving when turning, either downriver or on a wave. With the flat, planing hull, it surfs like a champ, the bigger the wave, the better! Slightly narrower than most playboats/river runners, it rolls very easily and easier to make vertical strokes, without striking the boat.

A good beginners boat. Didn't get it in the ocean, but should surf great there, too. Necky plastic also among the best. It is a bit heavy though, and the outfitting is minimal.
Old school, but still a decent boat.

Although my wife and I are, essentially, new to kayaking (we did…

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Although my wife and I are, essentially, new to kayaking (we did just a bit when we lived in the PACNORWEST) we found our new Rips to be excellent for waters without huge chop. This is a superb boat for those new to kayaking: a great boat for a good price. Easy to maneuver in and out of the water. If you are just starting, start here....don't think you need to get something more extravagant.
Get a Rip, you won't be "ripped"-off!!

This is a good downriver boat that surfs incredibly well. It…

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This is a good downriver boat that surfs incredibly well. It is a good beginning boat which rolls easily and tracks well. It can do some of the play moves, but is relatively long for cartwheeling etc. Where it is at its best is on a wave, either in the river, or in the ocean.