Originally Posted by bystander
In Northern California, Jackson isn't as popular as you seem to find it where you are. Their Rockstar may be dominating in the playboats, but in creeking and river running, I see a good mix of brands. Zet Toro and Raptor's, Prijon Cali and Pures, as well as Piranha 9R's seem to be the most popular new boats I see around (outside the typical favorites). I see the least WaveSport's on Class 4 and up, but Jackson may be the next least popular brand I see, which I find surprising based on how many people praise the Karma on this site (I get a lot of polarizing reviews around here).
I wish we had access to Prijon and Zet around the Rockies. I like both their designs, esp the Cali. Prijon has the gold standard for boat durability. Honestly, Its hard to imagine committing $12-1400.00 when you haven't even sat in a boat. No demos = less business, for sure.
In all seriousness, I sure would love to do a roadtrip to cali, to hit some of those elusive Cali class III-IV runs. that would be awesome. just not likely anytime soon.
personally, I dont fit in a lot of designs, even my best fit, (JK) started changing their designs. Boats like the Karma and Rockstar arent fitting the way the 4 y/o designs did. (the 2011 superhero and 2012 superstar are the most comfortable boats I have ever had.)
back to the OP: Pyranha Jed is another stellar playboat, from what i have heard.keep an eye out for that one.