Dirtbag: Necky Blunt

Dirtbag: Necky Blunt

Schroeder, Dave
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I’ve paddled the Necky Blunt from its retail inception at Gauley Fest in 1999 to the present day. At 8’2” long with ample rocker and timeless lines, the Blunt is a masterpiece of steep-creek design. No bells or whistles, just proven planing-hull technology. Sure, I’ve been lured away from the rock-solid performance of this boat by the glitz and glam of some hot new boat designs. But it wasn’t long before I realized that my old friend the Blunt was all I really needed to slice and dice my way down any drop my mind and body could handle. In the end, the best creekboat is the one you know inside and out. It reacts exactly how you expect, and all the little things you think it isn’t capable of are simply things you aren’t capable of. Do yourself a favor, find a design that fits your style and stick with it for a while. By the time you wear it out, the same boat will cost $400—that $700 you just saved will buy you three weeks in Canada and the adventure of a lifetime.




Brief stints as a rock star, long-line fisherman, panhandler, alpinist, and international man of mystery left "Dangerous" Dave Schroeder ill-prepared to cash in on the complex world of corporate whitewater kayaking. But this hasn't stopped him from recklessly careening down rivers and creeks well above his skill level. Look for this falling star to continue aging and waning poetic for magazines lacking qualified fact-checkers.
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