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Old 10-30-2014   #1
 
Enfield, New Hampshire
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IK choice

Am seriously thinking about pulling the trigger on an IK, preferably used, for Xmas.

My 1st choice is a used solo Strike. Anyone have one they may sell?

Next I am trying to decide bet an Animas[RMR], a tomcat or an aquaglide Klikitat. Any input wrt these to help me decide much appreciated.

I cannot find any really good end of season outfitter discounts. Even Backcountry is not having any good sales on this.

Thanks again.

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Old 10-31-2014   #2
 
Cottonwood, Arizona
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What kind of stuff are you planning on running? Not savvy on New Hampshire waterways.
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Enfield, New Hampshire
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Technical cl3/4. No big water as such to be had, except very rarely.
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Old 10-31-2014   #4
 
Pinecliffe, Colorado
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Tributary Tomcat, runs well big water I'm taking it on the grand ran it on cat and its good on technical rivers and creekish runs.
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Old 10-31-2014   #5
 
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Day trips? Multi-day trips? How much weight are you planning on running?
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Old 10-31-2014   #6
 
Enfield, New Hampshire
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Just day trips. Between 200-215lbs with some usual river gear.
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Old 10-31-2014   #7
 
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NRS Bandit. My buddy has been running one with us for years on some of New England's Classic IV/V creeks, Nesowadnehunk, Gulf Hagas, Bottom Moose etc.


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That one is a bit too pricey. I might as well get a lynx for that amount. I am looking for something under 700$.
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Old 10-31-2014   #9
 
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The Outlaw

Looks like NRS no longer makes the Bandit, and instead makes a very similar model called the Outlaw. I have a tandem Bandit that has been a great IK for me. It's super lightweight, which is why I bought it, and it's easy to care for. Perfect for packing into hard to reach areas and the boat plays super well in class three water. I've heard that it can be a little squirrelly in BIG water, but nothing that a confident paddler won't adjust too. Gotta love NRS equipment, and really its cost is approximate to the RMR and Aire stuff. Just sayin, I love my Bandit.
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It's a great little inflatable, I used to C-1 a Bandit on the Kennebec all the time for a low consequence change of pace. Great option for a duck, and super durable.


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