The previous 12 hrs had precipitated 30mm of rain and so on Saturday March 20 we downed tools and set off to the river Erme, Ivybridge, Devon, UK.The product testing was of a prototype new whitewater spraydeck and was also combined with a test of the new production model Bigdog Drop Zone kayak. The deck was being evaluated for implosion resistance and water tightness aswell as ease of fitting during a river trip. So far the performance results are very positive. The Drop Zone angled & changed direction smoothly in the technical turns. The bow gave a good sense of confidence whilst punching holes & landing drops. The Drop Zone is an ideal size for Mr Uggs weight, +- 80Kg.