CKS Squad Review:
Nick Wigston
Reviews The Liquid Logic Remix 79

I had the pleasure of testing out the Liquid Logic Remix 79 on Pine Creek & Numbers of the Arkansas River and Gore Canyon at high water. Never have I felt more confident in big water than in this boat. It’s fast and maneuverable and it carves into eddies with speed and control. It has made me realize that creek boats are not the best choice for running higher volume rivers.

Specs:


Length

Width

Weight

Cockpit

Volume

Paddler Weight

Length

Width

Remix 47

7’3”

21”

27 lbs

29”

18”

47 GAL

45-110 lbs

Remix 59

8’5”

25”

40 lbs

33”

20”

59 GAL

110-200 lbs

Remix 69

8’9”

26”

43 lbs

34”

20”

69 GAL

130-240 lbs

Remix 79

8’11”

27”

46 lbs

34”

20”

79 GAL

180-280 lbs

Pros:

  • Displacement hull makes it really easy to control in high-volume big water rapids
  • Liquidlogic has some of the most comfortable outfitting on the market
  • This is one of the easiest boats to learn how to paddle with

Gore Canyon at high water in the Remix 79

Cons:

  • Doesn’t have as much rocker as a full-on creek boat, like the Liquidlogic Jefe
  • It can sometimes be too fast, if you aren’t already used to the speed

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I now have a Jefe Grande for creeking and a Remix 79 for river running and instruction. The extra hull speed really makes a difference when river running. I feel safer and more confident that I can maneuver on bigger rivers. I strongly recommend the Remix for anyone who is learning to kayak, because it is stable and forgiving, and it punches through holes better than any boat I have paddled in many years.

For size reference: I am 6’1″ and 175lbs, and the Remix 79 is a perfect size for me. My buddy Evan is 5’9″ and about 160lbs and he likes the Remix 69. They also have a 59 and a really small one for kids.

LVMTV: Aguanish River, Quebec from Lunch Video Magazine on Vimeo.

Here’s some good Remix Action from up in Canada.

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