Originally Posted by Floatin mucho
Also, are the new black mini max boats made out of neoprene like a shredder, or black hypalon. If it is neoprene, what are the advantages over a hypalon boat?
Our New NEO line is a way to pass on some savings to our customers and still deliver high quality, durable boats. These boats are Neoprene, same coating used on the Shredder.
All Hypalon boats have a Neoprene layer in the fabric. It's usually the first layer to coat the base fabric, in our case Nylon, because it has better adhesion properties than Hypalon.
Major differences between Neoprene and Hypalon...
Hypalon: Can hold a pigment/color.
Neoprene: You can have any color you want, as long as it's black
Hypalon has better high heat resistance and better chemical resistance than Neoprene. Both of these advantages aren't really going to be tested in the Whitewater realm, but you can see why Hypalon has been used to coat high power wires.
The NEO line will still have Urethane bottom chafers as standard and the same exact pattern is used. Same boat, just Neoprene.
So, basically, if you dig black and a better price point, the NEO would be a great fit for you.
We will most likely only produce the NEO line in the Mini-Me, Mini-Max and PaddleCat, but we are open to any special requests.