This weekend I had the opportunity to head over to the Tieton and make a few runs. I brought my aire 130 but had the intention of picking up a demo cat boat from Canyon Whitewater Inflatables.
If you are shopping Legends or any other brand for a playboat all I can say is take a demo in these. Multiple legend owners after chatting with them came to the same agreement , this new 13' shape they have is a notch above on the water, It out surfs, out maneuvers, tracks good and has a way more nimble feel. As far as performance with a load of gear I have no idea yet I ran it with a drybag. This one was a demo and the production has more tip rise in the front although I never came close to needing more. It has a lot more than the picture looks.
I know all the Sotar owners won't believe or it couldn't be, if you have the chance run one don't just turn up your nose try one out, I also ran a legend while I was there just to refresh my mind for comparing. Every Legend owner who took it for a spin was way impressed on the handling. I passed on the demo and ordered up a new one because I didn't wan't all black tubes and wanted to choose my colors, folding towers are a must for me and the demo boats were fixed.
The new aluminum frame of theirs I ran in was 27.3 lbs for all the light weight guys. They will even send you samples of fabric, pvc or urethane with the color seam tape you want welded on so you can preview your color combo's. Hope this helps anyone looking for a cat boat,their frames are art ( I have one on my Aire) and the tubes are looking to be a top contender with the materials that equal some of the others out there.
Here is a pic of the demo boat I ran and my proposed tube colors.