My $0.02 on the T-series: I think Don is on the right track when he said that the folks that like the boats are the same folks that spent some time in them. I had a T3 and an Airhead last summer, and the T ended up with far more wet-days than the LL. The audience for a T is smaller than the audience for something like a Space Cadet or an EZ. Those boats feel really good the first time you paddle them; the T does not. However, in the long run (think turtle not rabbit) the Ts are really diverse. Theyre fun on a wave (like most of the LL and Riot boats), but pretty nice in a hole too (like anything else with more than six-inch ends). The boats are heavy, but you can always trash that foot-brace system & toss some foam in its place to save some weight. The tips are heavy too. If youre on the high-end of the weight spectrum, then think about adding the short tip to the bow. Other than that, IMHO, their weight does not outweigh their performance chuckem. I also found that adding a support under your skirt (overthruster, IR) will give it some front-end pop for loops & other bow-initiated moves. In all, the T-series is a solid line of boats; you just need to invest some time to learn it. If you dont want to do that, then buy something else. However, if you see your size for some stupid price, buy it & learn it. Youll find that it is a really amazing boat with or without tips, overthruster, or even the factory bulkhead system. Hope this helps
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