Paddling the KarmaRG, StingerXP, and Greenboat.

They look fast
They look fast

Last week I had the opportunity to paddle three great long boats. It has been a long time since we had so many great choices of this type of boat made this year:).  Thanks to the long boat revival we have seen coming from the extreme racing world and folks wanting overnight boats, we have some really great choices. The Potomac River has long been a stalwart supporter of longer whitewater boats. The long boat really never disappeared here, in fact, for a while I thought the Potomac was where long boats went to retire and live a long fruitful life attaining and surfing Rocky.  Now, it appears with the movement in full swing, manufacturers have fully embraced it and are making some great new crafts. A student asked me what boat they should get and having only experienced the Stinger and Greenboats prior, along with numerous “old school” long boats, I was inspired to find out more for myself.  Read more