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cupido76 08-07-2019 08:42 PM

Anyone seen a Star High Five in person?
 
Looks like an intriguing entry into the mini raft market.

https://www.nrs.com/product/86223.01...f-bailing-raft

Things I like about the design: lots of d-rings, 4 perimeter chambers, top wear patch that no other mini seems to have, a couple of extra inches in width, price.

Things I'm hesitant about: drop stitch floor seems like the outlaw which is notorious for being submerged, and which will collect grit and grime and wear away at the material.

The floor looks a little elevated so maybe it wouldn't be as wet as the outlaw but you still have the grit issue.

The design kind of looks like a tiny Aire DD series boat.

If it was that price with a traditional floor I think I'd be all over it.

kmwvmarip 10-27-2019 09:56 PM

Our paddling crew just won a Star High Five at the Feather River silent auction. Took it out the next day. Not a total small raft geek, but the design seems great.

The floor will probably gather some grit and need some periodic maintenance, but overall, not horrible.

markhusbands 10-28-2019 01:31 PM

"Things I'm hesitant about: drop stitch floor seems like the outlaw which is notorious for being submerged, and which will collect grit and grime and wear away at the material.:

I haven't had this problem with my Outlaw. I have gone to some trouble to arrange rigging so nothing sits on the floor.

MontanaLaz 10-28-2019 03:18 PM

Did a day float with someone who had a shiny new one this year. I didn't "crawl all over it" but is seemed solid and the owner really liked it.


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