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   Old Thread  #8 15 Oct 2020 at 6.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I highly doubt it I don't think they even make them anymore (at least not the same company). But if you had a Zodiac fail twice within a few years, that's a bad sign. Was simply hinting at the fact that Raptor is still a young company. Many people claim it to be the best, but I don't think you can compare a company like Zodiac (since 1930) to Raptor (2015).

I also noticed how many people treat their Zodiacs different. They're more difficult to assemble so they get left in the water and sun for prolonged times. Makes comparison rather difficult, because a simple Raptor is assembled and packed within minutes.
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   Old Thread  #7 15 Oct 2020 at 11.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've got a x wide 2m70 green raptor.
The stability is amazing and the quality is good.
I've used mine in rough situaations with a lot of rocks: the Soane, big reservoirs, etc and he is still doing fine.

But one thing i would never buy and that's a black boat.
During summer it can be that the boat becomes to hot to sit on
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   Old Thread  #6 15 Oct 2020 at 11.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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But is the quality of the quicksilvers produced in 2020 the same as the one from 1987?
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   Old Thread  #5 14 Oct 2020 at 11.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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But how long have you owned the Raptor, given the fact that the brand has only been around since 2015?

I've used an old Quicksilver until a year ago. That beast was manufactured in 1987, and I've sold it in perfect condition. I read many comments around the web about Raptor being the best out there, but I'm pretty sure mine is not going to last half as long as my Quicksilver.

Don't get me wrong: it's a decent boat at a very decent price, but time will tell just how good it is.
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   Old Thread  #4 13 Oct 2020 at 10.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Having owned both Raptor and Zodiac I can confirm the raptor material is far superior, Iíve Owned 2 zodiac and both had issues with seams peeling eventually. Bought a Raptor canít see me needing to buy another one anytime soon
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   Old Thread  #3 12 Oct 2020 at 9.36am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Have the x wide 260, fantastic quality, never let me down both home and abroad, been used on some seriously demanding and snag ridden venues aswell.
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   Old Thread  #2 11 Oct 2020 at 6.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Their boats are all good quality, whether you pick a cheap one or their most expensive ones. Good service too. I don't know if they're better than, say, Quicksilver or Zodiac.
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   Old Thread  #1 11 Oct 2020 at 1.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anyone got a raptor boat the black extra wide 330 version if so whats the quality like

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