No it was not a DLR, I would hardly classify those as a frame-pretty janky all the ones I have seen and they are steel.
It may be hard to believe but some of the best whitewater frames have been made for a long time here in oregon, The tunnel frame cat is not something madcatr invented, there are old frames laying around these parts from the early 80's that have that design.
" They pretty much set the standard for cat frames, and any and all new frames coming out are just copying his design"
--- thats kind of a ridiculous statement, so all the other makers should just quit because madcatr made the grail of frames LOL. I could give two squats about any of them. I am just going to buy what I like
. Guess we will just have to see at the Clackamas Whitewater Festival, I hear they will have a big display this year and will be bringing some custom boats to enter.