1. The upswept cockpit increases the boat's overall buoyancy; while popping out of front flips and back flips, I felt like I was on a trampoline.
2. Dagger equipped the Crazy 88 with an add-on called an Overthruster. The detachable plastic podabout the size of an airline meal trayincreases the boat's volume, ergo its buoyancy. Plunging into the same hole avec and sans Overthruster proved its worth: an extra foot or so of vertical.
3. The Crazy 88 was designed for radical maneuvers like aerial backstabspicture a back-to-front rotation at a 45-degree anglebut Dagger also softened up this boat's lines. Result: You'll quickly recover from a botched stuntand maybe even call it a new move!
4. An inch or two svelter than the rest of the Dagger fleet, and boasting a flatter hull, this 28-pounderamong the lightest of the ten boats I testedis both spry and damn fast.
5. Simple and lightweight outfittingthe padding that keeps you snug and comfy in the cockpitdials in a perfect fit with little fuss. A removable wedge raises the seat to deter thigh cramps, and your perch moves fore and aft on a track to accommodate your height.