The Wave Sport Mobius is a great all-around play kayak for park-and-play and moderate river running (Class III to easy Class IV). The boat’s short length (two inches less than the Project X) helps paddlers perform everything from spinning and throwing cutting-edge moves to old-school front and back surfing.
The SOAR S10 is the perfect craft if you’re planning on as much touring as you are whitewater. Its rocker means quick spinning in tight situations, but it comes at the cost of speed. Its high profile also is a bit of a bear in the wind.
The SOTAR Liquid SL is a great, durable kayak especially suited for tight, technical whitewater. Larger tube diameters keep you high and dry and ample rocker aids turning, albeit at the sacrifice of hull speed compared to more fleet-footed models.
The NRS Outlaw 1 is a great inflatable kayak for tooling around in whitewater. It handles great for most every application you’ll throw at it, and gets you out on the water less expensively than any other worthwhile watercraft.