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Old 06-25-2013   #1
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Flipping question - Puma or a Mini Max?

I know this question is very vague and there are more than a lot of variables, but I was just curious what the general consensuses is. Which boat flips more frequently - a Puma or a Mini Max?

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Old 06-25-2013   #2
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The one with the least experienced guide... Just kidding, but I would think a puma would be a bit more stable, because it is a bit wider, and the floor holds a little water internally for ballast. Plus a puma is tougher, easier to fix, and is made with the awesome aire build quality. My mini me looks like it was built by child(and it may have been...) The glue job is rediculously bad, with lots of slop over on some seams, while others are glueless at the edges, and peeling. That said, the light weight of the hyside is hard to beat for pack-in or pack out missions.
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Old 06-27-2013   #3
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What about Puma vs. Hyside 144SBU for stability?

Hyside 144SBU (cataraftgirl's new one) 11' 10" x 6' 1" x 19" diameter.
Puma: 11' 6" x 5' 6" x 18" diameter.
(slight hijack, but staying on stability topic)
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