Crosslink is no joke, it rules. People will say "Oh but you can't weld crosslink!" but give me a break -- how many people do you see paddling a welded superlinear boat? I've seen two in about as many decades. I will be surprised if Jackson keeps crosslink around for too long. No one else seemed to be able to make enough profit using crosslink, Wavesport, Riot, Dagger, etc. Maybe by outsourcing the molding they have found a way around that?
Having said that, I once had a crosslink Z and it was seemingly indestructible. I have two days in my new EZG and it looks about ten times more scratched than my buddy's new AllStar, which has about 15 days in it. All park-n-play. Crosslink is great stuff, but it won't make the decision for me. I think it's still best to use the boat that paddles best for me, regardless of plastic. I've beat the crap outta crosslink boats and never had one break after hundreds of days on the water, boofing, splatting and rock-spinning every stone in the river. So, crosslink is great, but I recommend choosing a boat on performance foremost.
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