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Dagger RPM Kayaks Review

Dagger RPM


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Versatility is one word that best describes the RPM and the main reason why it has quickly become Dagger's all time best seller. If it's linking cartwheels in your favorite hole, shredding a wave, or running your favorite river, this is a boat that can do it all. Length: 9 ft Width: 24.5 in


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Review Date
February 13, 2014

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Ginger Lange ,  Paddler

Summary:
As a fairly new kayaker, I originally bought a Dagger GT and took one run down the Nantahala river with it. I hated it; couldn't relax, couldn't control it... I immediately sold it to some guy who was at NOC to buy the same boat, then went in and bought an RPM, which was the best move I could have made. I have never felt anything but comfortable and stable in the RPM, it's super easy to roll, and it's held up like a champ. The only thing I'd change is to upgrade some of the outfitting, but mine's an older model, so what's in it was pretty much state of the art when I bought it. If I was buying now, I'd get a Jackson or something more technical, but after years of paddling a displacement hull boat, I still wouldn't get a pure planing hull. In 2014, there are still tons of these on rivers---for lots of good reasons!


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Review Date
December 20, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Bernd Wallner ,  Paddler

Summary:
This was my first modern-style boat in 1997 and I´m still paddling it for pleasure. This boat is just fun from WW2 - 5. Two years ago I did the grand Canyon in this boat. Only 3 boaters managed to do this without taking a swim - two of them used an RPM.


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Review Date
October 15, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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 4 of 5

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Steve ,  Paddler

Summary:
I have spent the last two years with an RPM, using for both worh (coaching) and pleasure (Surf, Rivers). During this time it has performed consistantly across a wide range of conditions and situations. From adrenalin fun in the surf to hours spent coaching and teaching, it comes up with the goods.

Customer Service:
1

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Review Date
February 3, 2003

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 5 of 5

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 4 of 5

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4.20 of 5, 5.00 votes

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Reviewed by: division2 ,  Paddler , from Williamsburg, VA US

Summary:
I first used this boat when beginning to move up in paddling. As opposed to a certain review that says the boat is "crap", I must say the reviewer is full of crap. Great boat for those just learning to roll, surf, squirt, and play. Even advanced paddlers can use this to pull of some good tricks.

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Review Date
December 29, 2002

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Reviewed by: DonnyBrasco ,  Paddler

Summary:
An outdated boat that is way over rated.
The outfitting is crap compared to everything else on the market, crap seat crap footrest as well.

The hull is round and does not have a definate edge, making a begginer guess when they are on edge making it really hard to ferry. It does not carve, becasue it has no edge. It would only appeal to old school boaters looking for a step between the old cigars and the new boats. Do your self a favour get a flat hulled up to date design you will learn easier faster and wont be limited by the boat you have. Also the RPM never worked paddling backwards crap for scouting rapids on the big water it can supposedly handle. Do your self a favour and never buy this boat buy a Mehtod Air instead.

Customer Service:
Never had any as I got rid of the boat to quick

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