Reviews for Trickster Kayak by Riot Kayaks
Based On: 5 Reviews
01-13-2011Submitted by: Bill Temby
This boat out performs anything I have ever paddled. Amazing in surf. One low point is the light-weight plastic is developing cracks around the front toggle. I live and surf on a tropical island and wonder if the warm water has been the cause.
03-04-2002Submitted by: Brad Wilson
The Trickster is a great play boat for all ages. In fact it's the best I've been in yet. It rolls well, it's loose and it's great for tricks. If your looking for a great whitewater boat this is it. Your only regret will be you didn't get it sooner.
11-08-2001Submitted by: LeeG
After using Lightnings standard sea kayak blade for 6 yrs I've found the Offshore model more comfortable for touring. It's forgiving, comfortable, durable and quiet. There are enough choices in lay-ups and shaft weights from Lightning to satisfy the superlight weight nut to the 250lb paddler needing a tough paddle for learning rescues.
12-16-2000Submitted by: mad kayak dad
Trickster, DUDE, SWEET!Im 6'2" 200lbs, this boat has more foot room than centerfuge,stern squirts as easy butt flat water cartwheels are harder to start. The boat has more rocker than most play boats in its class, which makes trickster easier to keep from perling in class 3 or 4 water! The boat is harder to roll back over than the X, or the centerfuge, but I think its more stable and a lot looser! GREAT BOAT!
11-30-2000Submitted by: Chris Beard
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The Trickster is the best play boat in the world right now! Seriously! In the Trickster Corran Addison has created a boat with very high performance yet at the same time being forgiving. The "spin disc" system on the bottom of the boat makes the boat very loose (a Riot specialty)in fact probably the loosest boat I've ever paddled. Did I mention this boat carves? Well the Trickster carves like nothing else, which makes it really outstanding to surf. Fins can also be attatched to the hull, I'm yet to try this though. The D3 (device 3) seat can be adjusted back and forth or up and down or both. Cranking the seat up to its highest level is wicked for tricks as you have more leverage with your body.
Overall the Trickster truely is an amazing boat. Riot really have revolutionised the play boat industry with innovative designs and ideas. They truely are the leader in this boating category. I hesistate to give any boat 10/10, but I really do believe this boat deserves a 10. If you want a playboat which is fast, loose, carves is awesome in holes and surfs like a dream do yourself a favour, forget about Dagger, Perception, Pyranna or Wave sport they are a year behind in their designs. Get a Riot, get a Trickster you will not be dissapointed, I assure you.
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