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Not just a kids' boat - this is the boat that won the men's division of the '95 World Whitewater Rodeo championships.

The Blast is fantastic, designed to meet the needs of smaller individuals and kids (70-130 lbs). BUT even when paddled by 145+ pounders, it's been a proven rodeo winner all year. With stability and versatility for beginners and experts, this boat is no toy, even though kids love it. The Blast has really accelerated my progress in learning rodeo moves as well as improving my overall paddling skills. The Blast has been appropriately named because it is... a Blast!

•Karen Mann, Team D Athlete/3rd in 1995 World Whitewater Rodeo Championships

Standard outfitting includes: Easy Gripª grab loops, one-piece interchangable thighbraces with neoprene padding. deck loops and seat accessory loops, molded-in drain plug, water bottle, minicell walls, extra long Yakima footbraces, molded-in graphics

Optional: Bulkhead footbrace

User reviews

2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.5
Design 
 
4.5  (2)
Perfomance 
 
4.5  (2)
Quality 
 
4.0  (2)
Value / Money 
 
5.0  (2)
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Overall rating 
 
4.0
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
3.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

Great boat for smaller paddlers. Rolls easy and performs nicely, would be an awsome first boat for kids and smaller paddlers.

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Kayaking on rivers in Colorado and eastern Utah.
Pros / The Good
For the smaller boater this boat is awesome. Easy to roll, carve and surf.
Cons / The Bad
Too small a boat for me (I am 5'11, 170lbs) but I still was able to use it. wouldn't want to to do a long day in it due to it's size ( i got mine for next to nothing and couldn't resist),
Recommend
Yes
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(Updated: September 17, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

I love this boat!

About myself


I'm a long and slender framed person so it is hard to find a boat that fits me and is comfortable as well as practical. This boat however fits me perfectly, I have used it many time before it is what I learned how to roll in.

About the test environment


I learned how to roll in high school with my outdoor adventure gym class. This was the first boat I was able to successfully roll and the one I still prefer over others.

Review


This boat is perfect for people that are smaller. But just because they are smaller doesn't mean that it is for people with a beginners' skill level. I'm now an experienced kayaker and I still love these. They turn nicely, they roll easily and they are comfortable and just fun to be in. This is a great boat for anyone just starting to get and for those that are experienced too.

Conclusion


All in all this is one of my favorite kayaks I'm heartbroken they stopped making it... I'm on the look out for one, if anyone does have any information I'd really appreciate it!


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About Me
Location: In pools and Illinois Lakes and Rivers
Age: 19
Weight: 53.5 kgs
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