Maravia 14x22 vs Aire Wave Destroyer 14x22 - Mountain Buzz

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Old 11-30-2016   #1
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Maravia 14x22 vs Aire Wave Destroyer 14x22

I am surprised at how little discussion there is on the Maravia cats when talking about technical white water boats. I've rowed the Aire Wave Destroyer and I like it. The Maravia 14x22 looks very similar. Does anyone have experience with both and can tell me about the differences (if any). I'm interested in the shape and how they row, not material, i get that part.

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Old 11-30-2016   #2
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Mav has a longer water line and IMHO works better on most pool drop water including class 4 stuff. Easier to distribute camp gear. Tracks better in the long pools or against the wind. less energy to push down the river with same load.

WD is more rockered and spins faster works better when not loaded in continuous water. Feels more like a big 13 foot cat to me.

Sure both are great and you cant go wrong I spliting hairs. but I sold my WD just because I don't go that big very often. And even less as time goes on.
I saw someone do it on youtube.
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Old 11-30-2016   #3
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The Maravia looks more like the AIRE Ocelot than the WD....
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