Glad you like it. I just added a link to Dagger Europe you should check out. They have a great site with really good images.
As for the Agent it is a totally different boat. For one thing a double release edge. Much different from the 88. Carves well but releases very smooth and loose on a wave. The volume distribution is another big change. It has more volume around the hips and ass but retains a slicy bow and stern. This helps the boat preform really well in holes and also makes for one sweet ride down river, very forgiving. The Agent is a very versatile boat. Take the World cup as an example as to the variety it will handle. It made finals on the Ottawa, then Hole Brothers, then Rock Island. With the added volume around the cockpit of the stern and the forgiving back end it makes it perform like no other. I am a bit heavy these days and had found the stern of any boat I paddled grabbed and tripped me up. The Agent is still slicy and stubby but that volume distribution is awesome. The hull is still fast (wait till you see the ad in AW of Alex doing a no paddle air screw at the M Wave about 5 feet off the deck) for waves but the way it is designed makes it rock shallow holes and again, it sits proper for big water runs. I have paddled it all summer and did not get in my 88 since it arrived. Another reason is comfort. we waited till after OR to send it to the mold maker so we could get as many people as possible in it to make sure it is the most comfortable boat on the market. Plus it comes in three sizes. 6.0 (small paddlers), 6.2 (medium and "tweeners" paddlers), and 6.4 for the big boys or medium paddlers that want to paddle a bigger boat. everywhere we take it people are falling in love with it. No hype, just one truly bad to the bone boat that will have enough hull speed to catch any wave, buoyancy to be wicked fun in a hole, slicy enough to have fun in the flats, and a boat I will for sure give Upper Death another go in. And it is dry! No holes below the water line and the new cockpit rim. New back band that is meant to last, real grab handles, and all the little stuff we want. i am more then stoked on this boat. They will sell well but more importantly a boat I love to paddle and can sit in all day without cursing my feet.