- Any one can do it. The moves are not complex like today’s freestyle moves and can easily be learned with a little practice.
- It makes any whitewater that much more fun. You can turn class 3 into 4 by choosing the hardest lines and turning them into playful ones.
- It develops your skills and confidence.
- IT'S FUN!!!
So here is my recommendation. If you don’t have an old school style boat sitting around, check your local Craigslist and see if there are any gems. Kayaking companies are also starting to take note of the increase in popularity of down river play and old school style boating. Jackson re-designed the Fun series in 2015 to be slicier, longer and better for down river play. Dagger has the Axiom, which is similar to the RPM but with much more comfortable, modern outfitting and a planing hull. Pyranha’s Loki looks like it came straight out of the 2000’s, with a low-volume bow and stern, making splats and squirts easy as pie.
There are lots of options out there. Trust me, you won’t regret trying any of them.