Originally Posted by caspermike
those are older boats for sure. i learned to roll in 98 in a crossfire.
i would suggest a newer boat. maybe a used mamba or wavesport diesel. you should like both boats and you should be able to find one around for a decent price......
if you want one for more play than i would get one of the fuses or downriver liquidlogics.
there is a mamba listed for $500 in the classifieds section that could be a good boat depending on your height and weight.
For class 3/4 downriver/boatercross stuff he needs a boat that is a lot faster than a 7.6 boat from this generation.
Anywho, some of the boats that you have there are really fast. The Dancer and Pirouette are going to be the fastest with the Whip-it coming in last (minus the tornado). The Pirouette is a good boat for this type of water. It's over 10', I think, and as I remember it was like a slalom boat for speed. Also, the Hurricane used to be really quick. But, I haven't paddled one in 10 years so I can't remember it's overall shape etc.
I have one sitting outside my house if you want to try one for an afternoon (FoCo).