Originally Posted by HuckinAZ
I've got the SCUD, and Cody's got the Mystic... a few days down Salome left a Pyranha, a Dagger and a Liquidlogic broken, but the most damage sustained by a Bliss-Stick was a dent in my bow (pitoned a 10 footer) so I would say the plastic is good.
As far as going for the Mini or the full sized, it depends on what you like. If you like paddling a larger boat for whatever reason (more volume for gear, etc) then the Mystic's got it. If you want a narrower smaller boat, go for the mini.
Or go balls out and get the SCUD, that thing is sweet!
I heard you guys broke some boats on that run and wondered if any of 'em were the Bliss-sticks. Good to here they held up.
Bliss-stick uses super linear plastic and pours 'em thick. They aren't as stiff as crosslink but easier to repair. The give is a good thing. Where a stiff boat will crack, the Bliss-sticks just dent and bounce back.
I got into Bliss-sticks because of the SCUD. I thought the concept was awesome and for the style of creeking we do down here it seemed perfect. When I got mine and my Mystic I approached them with skeptism. Me and my crew literally TRIED to destroy 'em. First run on the Mystic and Ken(deepstroke) decides a to run a silly line down a fall and pitons it hard...
That's him mid-piton. He swore he dented it, but I was right there and there was no dent.
My poor SCUD got to run the last section of Mexican Creek after a broken paddle ejection of pilot Adam Compton and our cushy Texas granite did this to it...
I wanted to see what would happen if I did nothing and just left it alone. That dent popped right out in a couple of days, I never touched it.
Ya see, this soft plastic that everybody is whining about flexes instead of cracking, and can be welded if it ever does get a hole. I have seen several other boats break this year with not even a fraction of the abuse my Bliss-sticks have taken. I believe in them so much that I became an agent. I am a shitty salesman, hate the idea, but I will represent for those guys because they build a damn good boat.