Submitted: 06-18-2000 by BJC
It appears that Dagger designed this boat primarily for rodeo play. And that it does very well; better than any conventionally designed open boat that I've paddled. They also recommend it for creeking, and it's not so adept there, primarily because it's attainment and lateral move ability descends markedly with water in the boat, even though there is very little room for water. The airbags fill all but maybe 10 gallons of the hull. The boat rolls easily, as the bow and stern are below the level of the cockpit area, and so don't present any impediment when upside down rolling up. Finally, I'd recommend this boat, which Dagger made for only the '99 season, as a great choice for open-boat rodeo play for destination paddling.