Posted by: t.george on Dec-31-12 12:10 PM (EST)
I'm only about 155# and rarely paddle with more than 15-20# so can't answer your question directly. Also, my tempest is a composite, though I paddle both,(wilderness systems & dagger are both from Confluence so use the same plastic), a WS zephyr and a Dagger alchemy in plastic, surfing and rock gardening fairly often in both and see others doing much more of the same especially the alchemy. You might check out the yahoo Tempest Owners Group, where you could get a specific answer concerning the tempest,(great boat IMO).
All the best, t.george
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