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Submitted: 04-25-2005 by Bonneville
Kind of like a stretched RPM Max or other displacement, high volume whitewater boat, the Enduro will maneuver very well for its length. The volume provides buoyancy for large paddlers or for those who want to load up the aft storage hold. It's got the length/speed to hustle you along on those long pools between drops, but some playability for the frothy stuff. It'll draw and sweep just fine. It can negotiate medium range whitewater, but don't mistake it for a playboat.
This is a mass market boat, so be prepared to do some retrofitting and silicone sealing. The backband is a medieval torture device, so dump that before you hurt yourself. The footbraces are suspect. Add some hip pads and maybe some thigh support, and you're good to go.
I'd highly recommend this as a better alternative to a rec boat with a molded in skeg because you will learn to paddle straight and correctly (don't fall back on the crutch of the skeg) and it gives you the opportunity to grow with your skills.
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