Submitted: 07-08-2011 by peedeekayak
I have a '90's whitewater Rip. It is very solid as a river runner. Fast, catches eddies well, predictable. Sharp edges allow for precise (and fun!) carving when turning, either downriver or on a wave. With the flat, planing hull, it surfs like a champ, the bigger the wave, the better! Slightly narrower than most playboats/river runners, it rolls very easily and easier to make vertical strokes, without striking the boat.
A good beginners boat. Didn't get it in the ocean, but should surf great there, too. Necky plastic also among the best. It is a bit heavy though, and the outfitting is minimal.
Old school, but still a decent boat.