Originally Posted by fiya79
A proper inflatable kayak like an Aire/Trib should have no problems with Russian olives. We powered through, over, under and around without any problems. Bring a decent repair kit and go for it. At the end we rolled them up and hiked out. took 2 trips and that was with canyoneering gear too.
A Sevylor or similar would last perhaps 10 seconds.
I would be reluctant to take a sea kayak. but at certain flows I suppose you could make it work. if a weird ass raft/cat/Frankenstein thing can do it a sea kayak should be able to.
But I still submit 5 votes for IK. Nobody wants to ruin a rental kayak, but it is an acceptable risk.
I sell the Advanced Elements range of inflatable kayaks in Australia, and I am just wondering if you (or anyone on this forum) has tried their Attack Whitewater model? I try most of their kayaks out when I sell them, but I am terrified of whitewater and probably won't ever try this one out, so looking for some feedback.