Submitted: 10-16-2001 by Brian Landers
I've had my 3D for three years and I've taken it everywhere. There is some good thinks about it and some bad things. First lets start with the good, it is a good all around boat with enough volume up front to take on the whitewater, but low enough volume in the back to surf. While surfin it reacts on a dime and spins well on big glassy waves(loves glassy big waves). It doesn't like any wave that is steep becasue of the long front. But, can be eddgy at times which can be a good or a bad thing depending if your use to it(You learn how to use this to your advantange). The pointy front likes to pin but always seemed to come free, I always wanted to melt it up a little but the foot pegs are in the way. The back can be grabby at times, always while running big pushy whitewater with lots of boils. If you get caught leaning back at all it tips quick. The boat does great on big class threes or small class fours, but haven't really liked it in anything above a solid class four. Overall a good boat but out of date with all the new technology. Once you get your roll its snappy and quite easy. But combat rolls take some time to get. Easy to roll in pool. If you are a class three boater that wants an all around boat that tracks well the 3D is right for you.