The Double Dutch is played -- kevlar is a golden color until it hit excessive sun (uv) exposure. So notice how brown it is, and you'll find it's not worth 50 bucks unfortunately.
Galasport makes fine boats.
As the other post indicate, the new slalom regulations (from the old 4 meter/13' 2") will make a boat much more playful and user friendly in today's courses, which are designed around the newer boat spec.
check out Kayaks Canoes
and get a hold of John Brennan down in Durango (start with 4 corners riversports)
hope this helps.