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Old 04-29-2009   #11
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All good picks. How bout some of the old glass boats?

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Old 04-29-2009   #12
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Originally Posted by COUNT View Post
All good picks. How bout some of the old glass boats?
I used to paddle a Millenium Falcon - one of Jesse Whitemore's old squirt boats- and a Blaster (Prijon?) and both were super fast. 13 ft long each.
They were also cool to stern squirt. Another good one was the Prijon Sylon (sp?) That was a popular safety kayak on the Cheat River in the early '90s.

Another old plastic one to consider is Prijon T-slalom, which I used as a safety/video boat long ago too.

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Old 04-29-2009   #13
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If you're going plastic and 13', gotta be a Hydra Taurus. Way faster downriver than my Dancer XT or Pirouette though I loved em both.
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Old 04-29-2009   #14
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I had a New Wave Glass "Screamin' Meanie" that was unreal fast and had a squirt tail and slalom bow. Predecessor to the Sleek and the Cruise Control.
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Old 04-29-2009   #15
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Are you looking for a downriver racer, or a fast boat you can have fun with. At 10'-10" the Dagger outburst was a favorite of mine
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Old 04-29-2009   #16
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Savage Scorpion, I think it's 9'11".
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Old 05-01-2009   #17
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I second the Outburst. Also, the Dagger Vortex is good if you are a larger person. Older slalom boats vintage 1990+ would be good, but might be too small for a larger person. Scott Shipley's Predator II might be a good choice. I think it was designed around 2000.
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Old 05-01-2009   #18
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....i know where two perfect excells to nothing if you want...970-275-1890....also t-canyon....and one or two fusions....
Hey Milo -- I would grab one of those Excels when I come down to CB this season (if that's where they are) pending a good price. Need a new long boat after my pirouette cracked last year in the gore.
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Old 05-05-2009   #19
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I second the crossfire, my old one is supposed to be in Denver. could probably find it.
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any boat that has a lower profile stern or bow, or is a copy of a slalom boat, is not going to be as fast straight downstream. Xcel/Lazer would be my first choices. BTW the Dagger Green Boat is only fast because all other plastic boats have gotten so slow. When I passed one of those in the 3p a few weeks ago it looked like the guy was attaining.

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