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Review Detail

Thunder 65
Boats & Boards
(Updated: August 27, 2008)
Overall rating 
Value / Money 

Riot Thunder

About the reviewer

Relatively new kayaker

Test environment

Wilsons creek at many levels, Chattooga at 1.4, Cheoah 1100 CFS, Nanaltha, andd USNWC


This boat is simply great. I have used it for numerous applications and it has performed well for them all. It works suprisingly well for class 4 creek boating and it feels like it could probably paddle class 5 without any problems. This boat excells in big water situations. It punches holes unbelievably well. It can surf, but do not buy this boat if you want to do freestyle moves. You probably could figure that out from the dimensions of the boat. One of the downsides of this boat is the outfitting kinda sucks, it still is usable, but could use some more work. Also it wouldnt hurt the boat if it had a little more volume in the stern.


Good boat


About Me
Location: North Carolina rivers
Age: 17
Weight: 72.6 kgs
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