Submitted: 10-23-2006 by somalley
The Impulse is very stable and fairly dry, but otherwise a real pig - slow for its length and hard to turn.
I learned solo open boating in an Impulse and always thought that my dislike of the design was just a side effect of the steep learning curve - any solo WW boat will be very frustrating during your first few outings. Then I jumped into an Impulse again recently and discovered that it's just as unresponsive, slow and piggish for an experienced paddler as it is for a beginner.
Even with it being several years since Dagger quit making canoes, Impulses still are pretty common on the used market. There is a reason for this...