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fast and fun
i river run and lite creek most of the time. not a play boater. but i do surf some. been boating 4 years.
i bought the diablo for $120 plus $35 for gas.(ebay)
loved the shape and the saw it being run on the liquid lifestyle video. looked liked fun boat.
first run was down chattooga section 4. at first i felt unstable but very maneuvarable. as we made our way down i felt like i paddle this boat all the time. rolled easy boofed great, fast good tracking, good lines on everything till seven foot falls it could have been the level or boater but could not drive the boat for the boof/flar ended up running down the main flow. the rest of the trip was easy as pie. ( i walked 3 out of five falls) now for the lake paddle very fast and easy loved it. ( not saying this a good lake boat just a lot nicer than paddleing a g-force across it )
the chattooga was dry all summer so i went to noc for many nice river runs. i like it because its fast and you can boof evey little rock.
now to the boat. the lines look great and they help shead water quick. the seat is rubber and after your body heat warms it up it comforms to you butt for a nice fit. the thigh braces do not move but i found them cumfortable and they kept my legs locked in place. no plilers makes it easy to get in and out of. the back band had to go a bomber gear back band fit nicely.
if you want to river run and are not afraide or a long boat this is a boat to try.
Weight: 81.6 kgs