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Any significant differences of one over the other in cl3/4? WRT stability, dropping small falls, general handling in turbulent water?
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id assume a big difference...

never been in the DIN.... but plenty of time in tomcats...

the tom cat is gonna be more like a small, personal raft... its gonna move a bit barge like... but be very stable!!!

the DIN... is gonna be more like a sit on top kayak... its gonna be edgy, very manuevarable, but also VERY TIPPY compared to he tom cat....


the DIN is gonna require more kayak skills.... if you don't have them now, you will have to learn them... but with solid skills, id guess a skilled kayaker can do more with a DIN than a tomcat...

the tomcat is something anybody can hop in now, and have fun in...

theres my 2c... good luck.
 

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also, I think the tomcat is reaching its maximum potential around class 3.... above that, you will want something with more performance capacity... ( but very few people run above class 3 in an IK or SOT)
 

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Yeah it is a whitewater sit on top....what Grateful said in his 1st post..the din will be more fun /kayak like but be tippier /require more skill...have not paddled either but own a Lynx and Force and have paddled a Perception Torrent WW sit on top....isn't the Tomcat essentially a slightly less durable knock off of a Lynx? I have paddled tons of solid 4 in a Lynx and Force..have seen pictures of Lynx' running Vs( boated wit a guy in 2 man Lynx who stomped Supermax....the Torrent was plenty capable of IV and was about a billion times more fun than the High side Paddilac that was my other choice from an outfitter..I had some flips but It was pilot error not the boat's fault...I am (was) the master of ducky reentry but did find it much more difficult to get back on the Torrent in IV- rapids...that Din looks more aggressive than the Torrent maybe harder to reenter ..it looks pretty sweet for a sit on top ...like I said the last time you compared a ducky to kayak your best bet is bombproof your hardshell roll if you can...the Tomcat will be more versatile for taking inexperienced friends or hauling gear and way more stable in big water.....
 

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Did you see the similar threads link at the bottom of this page? Leif is a Fluid rep or sponsored paddler I believe.,.he likes it...
 
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