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Old 10-13-2012   #1
 
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Sotar Legend drop rails?

I am getting a Sotar Legend 13'x22". I am also getting a NRS sport cat frame to go with it.
My question is, do I go with the 5.5 inch drop rails that come with that frame or have them switched out to the 8.75 inch drop rails?
Both NRS and Sotar said either would work. Just wondering if there are advantages to one or the other.
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Big diff if you want to use a floor or run the frame with larger tubes
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Neither. Get a lighter frame that is made for these type of sporty cats. Nrs makes great gear boat equipment, many other options out there. Madcatr, PRE, DRL, and more
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Ditto the last reply, you just bought a sports car set of tubes, do not put bias ply/ truck tires on it.
I am not knocking any equipment here. Just take the next step on a complete whitewater sports car.
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Yup. Madcatr or payette river equip....best frames for the Legend!
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Yup. Madcatr or payette river equip....best frames for the Legend!
I don't know about the best, kind of depends on your boating style. I was at Sotar for the fall sale. There is a madcatr frame setup on white and purple tubes that has been there a while now.

The word from one of the shop guys was most of the sales they have been doing have been cat tubes and the buyers have been going to Canyon for frames.They said the madcatrs haven't been moving as well. So there is one down there available.

Personally I would run a vortex frame on legends, nrs-um no thanks. I have never seen the PRE in person, the DRL is a steel frame and the quality looked like someone needed their welder taken away.

Does anyone know what the funky plate is welded on the madcatr frame that hangs out past the pontoon?
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Have seen quite a few madcatr frames, Never saw one with any plate welded to it. Can you elaborate a little? Just curious. Never seen a vortex Frame that I know of, who makes 'em? To the O.P. you dont want an nrs frame for fun whitewater. Go with something lighter as mentioned above, You'll thank yourself later.
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I don't know about the best, kind of depends on your boating style. I was at Sotar for the fall sale. There is a madcatr frame setup on white and purple tubes that has been there a while now.

The word from one of the shop guys was most of the sales they have been doing have been cat tubes and the buyers have been going to Canyon for frames.They said the madcatrs haven't been moving as well. So there is one down there available.

Personally I would run a vortex frame on legends, nrs-um no thanks. I have never seen the PRE in person, the DRL is a steel frame and the quality looked like someone needed their welder taken away.

Does anyone know what the funky plate is welded on the madcatr frame that hangs out past the pontoon?

Yes,we all remember the last time you said people were trading in Madcatr frames for Vortex. Still have never heard of them.

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...ons-44673.html

edit:Pearen ever demo one of these amazing frames?
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Yes,we all remember the last time you said people were trading in Madcatr frames for Vortex. Still have never heard of them.

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...ons-44673.html

edit:Pearen ever demo one of these amazing frames?

Obviously you are judging something you have never seen in person. I personally have seen all of the mentioned frames in person. Simply stated there is a new madcatr sitting at Sotar. For such a hot ticket item you wouldn't think it would be there for so long.

Vortex

There ya go dingle berry

I find it hard to recommend something as the best without knowing the persons boating style or having even seen everything available. Thats why there is so much bad info on the forums for new boaters. Give them all the options and let them decide
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I've got the same boat with a home made EMT Gumby special. Yeah it's heavy and yeah I painted it john deer yellow but I guarantee it will go anywhere your fancy $1000 frames go. Back to the original question 5.5" is enough drop.
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