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    I am looking seriously at buying at Riot Astro. Does anyone know any good or bad points they want to share?

    Thanks, Hil


    Hey Hil,

    I paddled the Astro all spring as a kayak and loved it. if you are looking for an excellent no compromise playboat that does all the new stuff while at the same time is comfy and runs down-rivers well…the Astro is the boat for you!
    We just so happen to have a demo left in Minden which you should test out on the water to make up your own mind!

    Cheers, Jeff

    Kyle T

    Lots of people really like this boat, but I didn’t.

    That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy one, it just goes to show how important it is to try it for yourself.


    I love it! It’s an awesome boat for a big wave or a hole. and mine will be for sale in a couple of weeks <img loading=” title=”Wink” />


    Great boat. Of all the big-wave boats that I have paddled, the Astro is the best small-feature boat of the bunch. It cartwheels like a much longer boat – controlled and very balanced from stern to bow. It’s very forgiving on faster features, which also means that it doesn’t have a very hard carving edge. It definitly benefits from putting the fins on when wave surfing. My only beef is the lack of hull-speed, compared to the Crazy 88.


    …from the spring after I had paddled the Astro for a few days.

    Click here to read it: … riot+astro

    Enjoy, Jeff


    Tied it, loved it, buying it.


    Go for it, I am a devout Riot fan ,I had issues concerning their D5 outfitting wich sucked in the year 2004, my favorite beeing the Air 55 ever since it came out but last fall I got an Astro and have been paddling it ever since ,an excellent playboat and river runner.The outfitting is great, very comfortable and sturdy, spins like a dream, very fast, excellent in holes.
    Fun on the Gull ,great on the Ottawa .
    Get one.

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