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  Nice, but not a slalom boat.
  Posted by: ezwater on May-11-13 1:25 PM (EST)

It's kind of like a whitewater downriver racing boat.

I don't think Old Town ever tried to make a true slalom or downriver racing boat. Yours may be designed as a fast river cruiser. HIPP, another early US kayak maker, used to offer fast cruisers. PS Composites still offers one as the "Cheta".

I notice that some folks on the east coast call any old glass ww boat a "slalom" boat. But that isn't correct. It isn't a slalom boat unless (a) it was designed with slalom racing in mind and (b) people actually raced it in serious slalom races with at least decent results.

Your kayak will not turn easily, and that's the first thing a true slalom boat *must* do.

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