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We think so anyway, so we’re about to change all that. No point in reinventing the wheel over and over again which really isn’t our style at all. Anyway, we want the tools to take our boating boldly into the future and make it as much fun as possible. We figure the SCUD is going to offer boaters a fresh new approach to what kayaking can really be like in this current age of hydro technology and we’re excited to be doing it.
The SCUD is without doubt the shortest creek boat ever made. That’s only part of the story……. The big surprise is the hull. This is a no compromise, full on play boat hull. Playboat performance in what is truly a creek boat. It's fast and it flies and it's the next step in the kayaking evolution. You'll have to try it to believe it, as everyone who has so far has been instantly converted. It's safe, easy and most certainly as much fun as you can possibly have with your kayaking gear on. Boofing is auto and it's so light and compact and such a bomber little shape and that it totally changes the way we think about getting down the river.
Evolution or Revolution, who cares. One things for sure, this boat is the hottest ride in a long time. Innovative, both in design and construction, all things to all people, the "SCUD" is simply like no other. There ain't nothing you can't bomb with a Scud.....
Great boat with a narrow niche. While you could use this as a river running playboat, you could also just use your playboat and grow a pair. If you want a steep creeking machine that reduces the pin-potential on tight corners and pinball sections, this is your boat. If the river is only 20' wide, who cares how fast the boat is? On my local runs, with blind drops ranging from 2-12 meters, this boat is phenomenal, confidence inspiring, and fun.
If you buy this boat, know what it is designed for, it does those things very well.
I woud recommend you to try it before buying it because i can say you that some people aren't at ease with this boat, it really has it's own style.
An advice, buy it.
The only think negativ i can say on it, it's the fact that it's not a fast boat. But, did i want to have a fast boat? No.
I bought my SCUD as a boat to predominantly be used for teaching and leading on Class III water. I was tired of everytime I went to pull a big guy out my little playboat just standing up on its tail and being a pain in the ass to get the guy to shore. The SCUD is everything I could have asked for and more! Lots of room in the stern for safety gear and lunch. I've done some creeking in it and although it's not as great as my Habitat when it comes to some things... it sure is fun to pick your way down a tech little creek with it.
What a great ride
About the reviewerintermediate kayaker, river guide
Test environmentCasselman River, PA
ReviewI switched from a Ammo to the Scud and find the scud more playful and actually stable. It carves very well into eddies and during peal outs. It was very easy to alter course when an unexpected ledge shows up.
ConclusionI believe I will be using this for quite a while. Sort of like having a sprts car tather than a SUV yet able to handle SUV conditions.
Weight: 77.1 kgs
Fun Little Boat
Tested on: Class 3-4 rivers in the south east US. Little River, Tellico, Ocoee and several others.
Fun boat in smaller creeks and some larger water. Turns fast in eddies and peelouts. Fairly stable with the wide planning hull which also makes interesting rolling being so wide. Not a boat to learn how to roll in!
If you get deep it surfaces like a cork at rocket speeds. On the larger water it tracks like crap so you will always have a paddle in the water. Very comfortable outfitting! I can spend all day in the SCUD and never feel cramped. On the lower volume creeks this boat is a dream. FUN!
Fun but it shouldn't be your ONLY boat! This is the first creeker I have owned but have paddled a Rocker, Jefe and a Gus with much enjoyment. Went with the SCUD because I feel more "in tune" with not so much boat to handle. If you are into low volume creeks that require small, tight eddy turns this is a boat to look at for sure.
Weight: 68 kgs