Submitted: 04-06-1999 by REXB
A terrific canoe, incredibly responsive to traditional paddle strokes. I just sold mine last summer and am regretting it. I will probably buy another. It was just plain fun to fool around in. They turn on a dime, have good speed for a short boat with ample rocker, will carry significant weight, is bomb-proof in royalex, will handle rapids above class II (add floatation), and can handle crossing large lakes in rough conditions. They do not track well for those that want a boat that'll go straight with ease (they do track better with a load as the stems are deeper in the water). You need a somewhat intuitive J-stroke to enjoy one on flatwater. If you're a "hit and switch" bent shaft paddler you'd only get a stroke or two on each side.