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Strobe

 
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Brand
New Wave
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Intended Paddling Environment
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[ New Wave doesn't exist anymore, and we couldn't find the original marketing hype for this boat ]

User reviews

2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.9
Design 
 
4.0  (2)
Perfomance 
 
3.5  (2)
Quality 
 
4.0  (2)
Value / Money 
 
4.0  (2)
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(Updated: June 02, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0

Strobe vs RPM

About the reviewer

Geezer

Test environment

Potomac River below Great Falls

Review

I won the 7.5-mile CCA Potomac River Race, short boat category, in 2008 and 2009, paddling this boat. Competitors were mostly in Dagger RPMs.

Conclusion

The Strobe holds its own against newer boats.

Review

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No
About Me
Location: Potomac below Great Falls; Chesapeake
Age: 66
Weight: 81.6 kgs
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(Updated: March 20, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
3.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0

Fast short boat, good wave rider

About the reviewer


Novice paddler, reliable roll

Test environment


Class II to III Potomac River in Mather Gorge, and Dickerson engineered whitewater slalom course.

Review


A good race boat for the short kayak category (if an 8'8" boat is counted as short). Good for attainments and riding long, fast waves. The boat is too long for most playboat tricks. Very comfortable. Rolls easily. A very rare boat these days. Not recommended for creeks with pinning potential.

As is typical for an old plastic boat, the side decks cracked where the seat attaches. I fixed it with 1/8" thick aluminum plates and rubber gaskets made from a bicycle inner tube. Visible in the top-view picture.

Conclusion


An old-school museum-piece boat. Note: The posted pictures are of my boat, which is 8'8" long, not 8'3" long. The volume has to be at least 60 gallons.

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Affiliated
No
About Me
Location: Potomac River below Great Falls
Age: 65
Weight: 81.6 kgs
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