Submitted: 06-11-2002 by barracuda
Strickly a whitewater boat. I tried it on flatwater and it is painfully slow and does not track well at all.
My Stearns Mad Dog tracks much better and is faster. Probably because It has a fin. More comfortable, too. But my Stearns is not self bailing and conversly doesn't do white water well. I got the River X just for whitewater.
I took my new River X down the upper American River last weekend. I was with a guy who had an Aire Force so it was a one one one comparision.
The River X is shorter and narrower than the Force and not as stable. I did get dumped but I think I had more fun than the other guy. It is very maurverable. It is rated for class IV, but you better be a real good ww paddler, or a real good swimmer.