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Liberty 16

 
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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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The wind on your face has that gentle marine smell you like so much… Then you stop to enjoy a view of the coast and realize there’s no wind at all! You just found how fast and effortless it is to paddle the Liberty 16, due to its straight rocker line for tracking, round chine for stability and a shallow V hull for speed.

The optional skeg lets you decide... deploy the skeg for enhanced tracking or retract it to concentrate on your paddling stroke.

Features:
• Adventure Contour Fit™ Outfitting System
• Cockpit integrated cushioned thighbraces
• Quick-lock adjustable footbraces
• Sealed front & rear dual density hatch covers
• Fore & aft minicell sealed bulkheads
• Watertight day hatch with minicell bulkhead
• Lifeline
• Bow shockcord storage
• Quick-clip rescue outrigger system
• Interior gear net
• Water bottle
• Paddle hook & security bar
• Color shown: Carbon with optional integrated retractable skeg
Optimum paddler weight range 150-220 lbs / 68-100 kg

Specs:
Stern hatch: 16.75" x 9" / 43 x 23 cm
Bow volume : 17 US gal / 65 L
Rec. max. cap.: 310 lbs / 141 kg
Bow hatch: 16.75" x 9" / 42 x 23 cm
Day hatch: 7.7" dia. / 19 cm dia.
Stern volume: 24 US gal / 90 L

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(Updated: September 17, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
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super-fast! super stable

About the reviewer

I'm an intermediate / amateur racer

Test environment

new to racing / paddling

Review

I've been paddling the Riot Liberty for about 2 years now and couldn't be happier. It's stiffness is awesome - no flex whatsoever, so my paddle strokes go where they're supposed to - into my speed. It's low chines and sleek design make it a fast choice even in windy conditions. I've always paddled boats with rudders before and can't believe how much I LOVE a skeg. It's simpler, maintenance free, doesn't catch wind, faster, and lets me leverage my feet for stronger paddling. At just under 16 feet, it isn't as long as I'd like, but it becomes the fastest boat in class at most races - where it keeps me out of the pro class. Also, this makes it a little more maneuverable for river racing and fun in the surf.

Conclusion

Fastest (under 17 ft touring boat) I know of. Comfortable, stable enough for a novice, and very stiff. Wishes: wish Riot made a Kevlar version of this boat...

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Location: memphis, TN
Age: 34
Weight: 99.8 kgs
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