|Dagger RPM||LL Party Braaap||Dagger Axiom 8.5||Jackson Antix (M)|
|Length: 8' 11" Weight: 39 lbs. Volume: 60 gal Paddler Weight: 110 - 180 lbs||Length: 8' 11" Weight: 44 lbs Volume: 67 gal Paddler weight: 110 - 220 lbs.||Length: 8' 6" Weight: 40.5 lbs. Volume: 63 gal Paddler Weight: 130 - 210 lbs.||Length: 7' 9” Weight: 36 lbs. Volume: 63.5 gal Paddler Weight: 150 - 190 lbs.|
- Lots of volume makes it stable and confidence inspiring for harder whitewater.
- The length makes it fast.
- One boat to do it all. Party Braaap has the volume for hard whitewater and a low volume stern for playing on features.
- Outfitting compared to the Antix and Axiom is the most basic.
- The largest boat making it the least playful of the four designs.
- The Dagger Contour Outfitting is great. Full foam pillars, storage, leg lifters, and super bomber.
- Well balanced with volume up front, playful stern, and plenty of room for feet and gear.
- Surfs really well.
- Slower than the RPM and Party Braaap.
- Heavy for its size.
- Resurfaces really well in difficult whitewater.
- The boat is light weight.
- The most playful of all the designs.
- Very little storage
- Slowest of the four kayaks (still faster than most creekers).
Dagger RPMThe Rundown: The RPM is a classic. It is probably the fastest of all these designs. Partially due to its low volume it flows in the river as opposed to on the river. It makes every run more fun. Its squirts well and can cartwheel. The outfitting is outdated and it has the least amount of room for your feet. But hey, it’s the OG river runner, you can probably find one cheap, and it’s still a blast. Pros:
- The long length, low volume, and minimal rocker make the RPM fast.
- The low volume makes it easy to squirt or cartwheel.
- The low rocker profile holds a line well.
- The old outfitting is uncomfortable, has very little footroom, and leaks.
- Low rocker makes boofing more difficult
- Low volume makes the boat not resurface well.
|Category:||RPM||LiquidLogic Party Braaap||Dagger Axiom||Jackson Kayak Antix|