LL Stinger vs. Dagger Green Boat
I have been paddling the Stinger since early July 2013. Here's some feedback:
"Creeking" ability: It paddles fine on moderately "creeky" rivers and on steeper creeks where you already know the lines really well. Due to it's length and lack of rocker, I'd have a hard time taking it on unfamiliar Colorado creek runs. I have paddled it on Pine Creek and Numbers and the Royal Gorge at low flows and had no problems. I paddled my Stinger 95% of the time on Gore Canyon this past season at flows ranging from 750 cfs to 1300 cfs. I took it down Bailey on the second day of Baileyfest (400 cfs?), but didn't run 1st Falls or Supermax. But on steeper, tighter runs like Bear Creek and Vallecito I paddle a shorter boat. The lack of rocker compared to short creek boats and the long flat "stinger" stern make it harder to boof. This is noticeable on sloping, late boof drops. But, the deck sheds water really well, should you sub out. The rails on the hull enable catching eddies a snap, if the eddy is big enough. It carries its speed really well (which it was designed to do). So, you kinda have to take a "race line" approach to the steeper rapids.
Comparison to Green Boat: I had a Green Boat for about a year prior to getting a Stinger. I would say that the Stinger glides through rapids, whereas the Green Boat tends to "plow" and bob a little more. The Green Boat seems to have more bow rocker and a higher deck in the stern. The rail on the Green Boat is shorter and less pronounced. Some people feel that the Green Boat is easier to turn with a sweep, and stays on the surface better. I think that the Stinger holds its line through the waves and chop better, and can be adjusted when you need to with leaning into a stern draw/sweep or using a gliding bow draw/duffek to "carve". The Stinger has much better initial stability due to the flat hull section under the seat. The Green Boat has great secondary stability, but the rounder hull may seem a bit tippier than most creek boats.
*Both boats are easier to paddle and probably better suited to creeking than old school boats of comparable length such as the Dancer, Tornado, Lazer, etc.
I hope this helps.