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Turbo 47

 
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Short Facts

Brand
Riot

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

Phone: +1 514 931-0366

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Designer
Corran Addison
Type

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A high performance boat capable of riding both on and off waves with confidence, playing on every feature of a river, and providing great hole riding.

Powerful directional surfing, planing speed, aggressive turning, and break-free capabilities are achieved through the combination of the effect of water channels, radical side-cut from sharp back-half side wall and stinger, to the speed and sensitivity provided by the pintail. The high rocker makes Turbo easy to paddle downstream and through unexpected current, while the elevated release edges and Spin Disk™ allow for great hole riding. A centered cockpit provides balanced cartwheels and the low profile deck makes rolling easier.

User reviews

2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.4
Design 
 
4.0  (2)
Perfomance 
 
4.0  (2)
Quality 
 
5.0  (2)
Value / Money 
 
4.5  (2)
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Overall rating 
 
4.0
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
3.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0

Probably a better boat for someone who has some experience under their belt.

Review

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About Me
Beginner/Intermediate Paddler
Pros / The Good
This is a nice little playboat that's easy to throw in the trunk or in the truck. I can't do much with it yet given my skills. It transitions pretty quick and you better be ready to drive if you get in some surf. It does not handle small features that well IMO, but I think someone could make it cartwheel easily in medium-sized holes. Overall, it handles well and is a fun ride. I've tackled some decent rapids in it and it does fine.
Cons / The Bad
This is all based on perspective: You can't be lazy in this boat. The chines make ferries happen fast and inexperienced paddlers will have trouble holding lines. The nose will find the current with any upstream movement, so getting into small holes is difficult. It has rolled me unexpectingly a few times. Not the easiest to roll back, but not hard either.
Recommend
Yes
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(Updated: June 19, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

Small and Fast

About the reviewer

This is my first playboat and I consider myself a novice and self taught. I learned to roll on first attempt and have learned by the use of the internet! I find friends to go with and now try and teach new interests the basics.

Test environment

Class 2 River at about 2,500CFS

Review

The boat is fast and holds well in surf. Very easy to roll and hence very easy to get flipped. Great outfitting but a little short for my legs. Still working on finding comfort in this little thing. I had to take out the thigh braces to fit my legs in. I bought the boat used for a killer deal which is why I don't fit quite perfectly but this boat gets the job done! One day I was surfing on the Sky river and Eli (Former Team Riot) came down the river and tried my boat out. He told me he's considering getting one for himself...

Conclusion

I'm not experienced enough to give a great review. I am a class 2 boater and am moving up to class 3 this week. I do recommend this boat and can say it has definitely not let me down in any way. Happy Boating!

Review

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About Me
Location: USA, Skykomish River, WA
Age: 24
Weight: 72.6 kgs
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