Best creeker on the market?

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Best creeker on the market?

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As in title,
Seemed to have misplaced my habitat and its looking like i shall be finding a new boat.
loved my habitat but was thinking why not try something different.
Like the look of the recon.
What would you get?
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Starting point is what are you going to be doing with it?
Then look at your paddling style and think about edges/planing/displacement etc
Then think about general size and weight etc.
Then sit in a load of different ones and rule out the ones that don't feel right
Then demo a shortlist of boats remaining.

...or get a Stomper.
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Yeh cheers Dave im lucky enough to have demo'd most of the boats i can think of short of the stomper actually. I was more curious were popular opinions lie rather than a what should i buy.
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jackbay131 wrote:Yeh cheers Dave im lucky enough to have demo'd most of the boats I can think of short of the stomper actually. I was more curious were popular opinions lie rather than a what should I buy.
Why? Buy the one you liked the most.

No point buying a boat your not as keen on because some people on the internet said it was the best!

Everyone has a different preferance on which boat is best...
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Again, not looking to be told which boat i should get, or even looking to copy the masses. simply, curious, as to what other people have and like.
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Pyranha h:3
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Sorry, should have been clearer...
so "Best creeker on the market"? Well if "creeks" are the steep, not too high volume things found in Cali and BC – then it's deffo a Stomper. Best boofing, most stable and safest feeling boat I've paddled.
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If you haven't tried a Zet Raptor, give it a go! Really impressed with mine!
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Creek outfitting version of the New Mamba. Amazing boat for UK boating.
Presumably you have the whole CIWW ( Canoe & Kayak store shop) fleet to demo?

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Yeh i'm a big fan of the Raptor, ha yeah i work at Cardiff so i've spent many lunch hours demo'ing every boat they've got :)
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raptor too small for me, having tried/owned most others, new mamba is my vote too. have had it for 9 months now - unlike some others, plastic lasts too (and i am a heavy guy).

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I am rather taken with my Bliss Stick Mystick.
Not the easiest boat in the world to get hold of and demo/buy though
The more apparently complex an act, the more vital it is to search until you find its inner simplicity
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My vote is for the lil' Joe...

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Unlike an Egg, you can't beat a Nomad.

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I like the Nomad, Stomper and new Mamba. But what one person likes you may not.

Whatever you buy, you will need learn to how paddle it anyway as everything reacts differently.

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mantamx wrote:raptor too small for me, having tried/owned most others, new mamba is my vote too. have had it for 9 months now - unlike some others, plastic lasts too (and I am a heavy guy).
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Tom_Laws wrote:Unlike an Egg, you can't beat a Nomad.
There's a reason it's been around on the market, and had few changes, for 9 years.
Which other manufacturers have had a model which has that much pedigree behind it? Perhaps the Salto, but I don't think it has been as successful as the Nomad.

The only question then is, does successfulness = best?

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Karnali... Sorry I mean Shiva.

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grayspectre wrote:
Tom_Laws wrote:Unlike an Egg, you can't beat a Nomad.
There's a reason it's been around on the market, and had few changes, for 9 years.
Which other manufacturers have had a model which has that much pedigree behind it? Perhaps the Salto, but I don't think it has been as successful as the Nomad.

The only question then is, does successfulness = best?
I thought the Jefe was one of the older designs still going strong - from Google searching, it is coming up to 8 years (released 2005 is the best I could find http://www.eddyflower.com/ShowBoat.aspx ... =371#/home). So it's not quite as old as the Nomad but not that far off.

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I reckon the Stomper out-performs the Hefty in every aspect paddling-wise. Maybe the only time when you'd be better off in a Hefty is landing flat from a great hight.
The worst aspect of the Jefe is the lack of stability when you are leaning back, which is generally when you need it most!
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Everest, and my new one seems to be even better than my old one!
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No votes for the Burn yet....

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Cha0sSt0rm wrote:
grayspectre wrote:
Tom_Laws wrote:Unlike an Egg, you can't beat a Nomad.
There's a reason it's been around on the market, and had few changes, for 9 years.
Which other manufacturers have had a model which has that much pedigree behind it? Perhaps the Salto, but I don't think it has been as successful as the Nomad.

The only question then is, does successfulness = best?
I thought the Jefe was one of the older designs still going strong - from Google searching, it is coming up to 8 years (released 2005 is the best I could find http://www.eddyflower.com/ShowBoat.aspx ... =371#/home). So it's not quite as old as the Nomad but not that far off.
Jefe sucks though, like a barrel, no tracking, it just wallows around like a hippo. For sure boofs well, but that's about it's only good point.

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You're all wrong. It's got to be the Jackson Dynamic Duo..........

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A Lot of them are good, demo to find the one you like most? I have friends with Zets, Stompers, Burns, and the like, but then have alse seep poeple who paddle Nomads who like them.

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I really! want to get hold of a large recon but they're not out until jan. Going to try the one at cardiff, they have a medium
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Stomper = fact

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Dagger Nomad.

(not that I have tried all of them, but I have tried this one)

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james fleming wrote:

Dagger Nomad.
I agree, but then why have you been paddling a Stomper James?

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I know...made in china...plastic rubbish...outfitting weird...blah

However simply love my Riot Magnum 80, yes heavy but it is a superb all round creeker which also makes grade 3 fun with ability to surf, spin, pings into the smallest of spots (sometimes!) yet crashes through big stuff when you need it (mind my big is sometimes a pushy grade 4 not grade 5+). Its been down rivers in spate on its own for fun, had a hammering on lower volume rocky welsh ditches and is lasting fine.

Just watch Halo with Mr Fisher et al...

Some other super suggestions above though... It depends if you like a flatter or more rounded hull.

All i would say is the Mag doesn't paddle like a displacement hull, nor full planing as it blends both: Bow to just in front of bum is displacement then it flattens out.

See if you can try one. Outfitting is marmite. If used to Pyranha the back-band feels very low.

Only my one opinion; I think WW Consultancy import them.

Anyone mentioned the zet - or did i miss that suggestion? Supposed to be a little Magnum-like but not paddled it.

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