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Old 06-03-2010   #1
manhattan, Kansas
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whitewater rafting materials question?

On the cheap side of things for whitewater raft materials.. Which sounds more durable 840denier nylon OR 18 gauge pvc bladder with 420denier nylon cover?

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Old 06-03-2010   #2
Hillsboro, Oregon
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What boats are you looking at?

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Old 06-04-2010   #3
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Airhead TK-1 Kayak and Sevylor Rio
When I looked up these materials the nylon was the material that is used to be puncture resistant and the pvc's purpose seemed to be to retain it's shape better after hitting a rock. So the rio was a combination of these two and the airhead was all nylon. So as far as long lasting which would be better and which would be more durable in whitewater? And I know pvc leaches after awhile and goes to sh!t, but does nylon hold up well after awhile?
-also what would maybe be a better raft than these two around the $300 range (lol)
I have looked in the $500 range and those rafts didn't seem much better than what I was looking at here.
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