LiquidLogic Stomper 80

BEST FOR: Experts. THE TEST: Liquidlogic’s last creekboat was the 2006 Jefe, which became an instant classic. The Stomper is even better. Designer Shane Benedict kept what worked—the Jefe’s length, volume, and deck design—but added a flat, continuously rockered hull, like a powder ski with multi-chined edges. The result is a fast boat that snaps into micro-eddies, bounces to the surface after plugging waterfalls, and punches through holes. Liquidlogic also made simple tweaks to the outfitting, such as an articulated backband so you can stow overnight gear in the stern. THE VERDICT: Performance creeker with few concessions. 8'2"; 46 lbs


Brand: LiquidLogic $1,099
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