Originally Posted by tombonanno
How do like the pin and thwart system on the mini max?
It's the only thing I am not particularly fond of, but have gotten used to. I am used to the system on my NRS, which I really like. I wouldn't hold the Hyside system agains the Mini-Max though, it's not that bad. I'd buy the Mini-Max again in a heartbeat.
As a couple of others have mentioned, the weight is great too. My wife isn't all that strong, and the two of us have no problems carrying it around. Pulled it up out of the river bed on Clear Creek after running Beaver Falls (rather than going to the next take out), carried it down the bike path in Boulder, etc. Even my 9 year old son can help me carry it.
Throw a couple of paddles in it, a throw bag, and off you go!