I am by no means a pro boater, and when I first saw the pototypes I bashed the antix pretty hard. But I will say that I've had to eat my words. After demoing it I have fallen deeply in love with it. It's stable and creeky when you need it to be and playful and fun when you want it, i have not had a lot of experience with the axiom so I can't really compare, but compared to the braaap it's a little slower which is sad but it's waaaaay easier to throw around wich I love. The antix WILL! be my next boat.
I own a braaap and would like a party braaap but I'm to cheap to buy one. I work in a kayak shop and know the risks of doing it but also wanted you guy's thoughts/ methods before I decided to do it or not. Thanks
I've been looking to get a dagger axiom. I'm 5'11 and around 165 pounds. I want to get one to just to play in and do squirts and splats. could i fit in an 8.0 even though i'm over the weight limit or would it be better to get an 8.5. I just don't want to feel like the boat is too bulky and would like something easier to throw around. thanks
We've owned one for about a year now and it rocks everything that i run in a kayak and keeps up. Also I think there's one on gear swap now check it out. these things are built and handle just like a kayak.
personally i started in a creek boat and looking back on it now yes i probably used it a as bit of a crutch to get started. But i don't necessarily think thats a bad thing. Just because someone starts out in a creek boat doesn't mean that they are destined to forever use its volume as a crutch. As long as they learn and learn right through good instruction and time i see no problem starting in a creek boat but if they continue to use the volume as a crutch and start to try bigger rivers just because they "have" a creek boat thats not right either. I now have multiple boats and enjoy all of them and i think that thats the beauty of kayaking you find your style and find the boat that suits you. and if you have multiple styles then have multiple boats its quite simple. i love my prijon delirious and it being one of those 7 ft playboats that you guys are talking about i see the attraction and have come to love all the things it has to offer. that being said i also own a creek boat and a river runner for days that im feeling lazy or if i'm running support for other people. and hopefully this summer ill get into one of those newer playboats and try that out too. kayaking is all about finding yourself and how you like it so go out and do just that and have fun. and just to be nice lets not judge others for their style choices