man stay away from those nrs mavericks. they're light, for sure. like a freakin beach ball. i've demo'd one and they feel like cheap pieces of crap. and they're super squirrly in any real whitewater. horrible compared to my trib tomcat, and the tomcat's like $200 cheaper. i love my tomcat. it's the best duckie out there for under $1000. (they're going new for like $600)
But if you have the money to throw at it, get a hyside paddilac. they just intro'd a new model too; haven't tried one yet, but they look weird.
the paddilac is where it's at. i can stand up and surf my double on class 2's no problem. they're super stable, responsive and burly as all hell. best 2grand i ever spent
All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine. - Spicoli