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Booster 55

 
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Brand
Riot

3600 1st street, suite 20
St-Hubert
QC J3Y 8Y5
Canada

Phone: +1 514 931-0366

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Intended Paddling Environment
Designer
Corran Addison
Type
Available Colors
black, white, red, yellow, azul, blue, orange, lime

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Easy to edge, yet stable; easy to carve, yet unbelievably forgiving.

Uncanny looseness, which translates into effortless corrections for those just starting out, and the first flat spins for the intrepid. The Booster is a mind-blowing combination. Available in 3 sizes 50,55 and 60 to fit any paddler or paddling style. Playboat or river runner: you decide!

User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.6
Design 
 
4.7  (3)
Perfomance 
 
4.3  (3)
Quality 
 
4.7  (3)
Value / Money 
 
4.7  (3)
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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

If one comes up under £350 like mine did you'd be a fool not to buy it!

Review

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About Me
Paddled since I was rather little, had this boat for 6 years now. Absolutely love it!
Pros / The Good
On moving water it's an incredibly fun boat, spins and surfs like no other!
Cons / The Bad
If you hit big water head on it loves being vertical... Although that's not actually that bad :P Just fun!
Recommend
Yes
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(Updated: October 05, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

awesome

About the reviewer

it technician live for padling

Test environment

river and surf

Review

awesome tool shows up any whitewater boat i ever used, both stable controllable and easy to paddle, best kayak ever

Conclusion

awesome 10/10

Review

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About Me
Location: memphis, TN
Age: 34
Weight: 99.8 kgs
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(Updated: August 05, 2005)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0

long time boater review

I have been paddling ww for a long time. (15 years) and tried many boats over the years.

I bought my booster in chrismas of 2002 and been paddling it for 3 years on class 3-4 runs.

The Booster is the best boat I have owned so far. It is very responsive, and fast. it will run the most complex line, and be very predictable. Easer to roll that most old boats (Piroute, Sparc and 'X')

The Booster also play's very well, surfs the waves most boats cant even catch because its so fast. Squirts nicely, but difficult to do flatwater cartwheels, but easly acomplished in holes. and outfitting is very comfiy but i do recomed replacing the backband with the bommer backband in the 2004 model

if you know me I am just not happy if I'm not Gripping about something. so here is the down side. Its fast, to fast. this boat will have you carving like mad just so stay on the wave, If you stop the front deck gets buried quick. when going through foamy stucky holes the boat fall deeply into the hole and doesn't resurface as fast as other boats I have paddles. and tending to make you play your way out. (unless you go into the hole on an edge which make the landing very unstable.) but I have to say at just under 200lbs I am pushing the limit of this boat and is where most of my problems are

In Conclusion, This is the best boat for beginner, and intermediate paddler. and definately a great buy for paddler wt of 120-180. wanting to run rivers with moderate play


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Location: Janesville
Age: 28
Weight: 86.2 kgs
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