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  I'll bet I could beat you on a slalom
  Posted by: g2d on Apr-04-13 11:17 PM (EST)
 

course, you in an Explorer 16 and me in a Tripper.

I have a good friend who used to solo an Explorer on the Chauga Gorge, the upper Conasauga, and section 4 of the Chattooga. But he didn't use it because it was nimble or he had figured out "tricks" to overcome its deficiencies. He paddled it because he had trashed his c-1s. He had no illusions about the Explorer's technical handling. But he had outstanding ability to read water and plan ahead.

The main deficiency of the Tripper is that it takes a very tall person (like me) with considerable reach to manage it. But the Explorer isn't much narrower.

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