Outfitting: Dagger v. Riot
I'm new to kayaking and about to jump head in aggressively. I've been reading reviews, taking a look around, sitting in a few, and talking with some "salesman"...
It's come down to this for me:
I want a creek boat and something I can hit the rapids with effectively. Due to my small condo storage unit (8'9" boat max), and budget, I'm looking at the Dagger Nomad 8.5 and the Riot Magnum 72.
The big question is... who has the better outfitting? I haven't yet been able to sit in a riot, but might have a line on a good deal. A salesman for a store with a dagger has "warned" me about the less than sufficient outfitting for the magnum....is this right? He sounded experienced and truthful...but I have to do my due diligence.
I'm trying to arrange to get an up close look, but to date have only seen the Nomad, which I like...but I might save a couple of hundred if I go for the Magnum...
Just looking for some advice and input....Thanks!