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Re: performance compariso
Posted by LeeG on Apr 21, 2007
WR180-very straight tracking with sharp ends. WR18(normal lean-to-turn handling) or Pygmy OsrpreyHP(for fast straight tracking) are better designs.
NorthBay-you might not fit, normal leaning doesn't compensate well enough for weathercocking,broaches very easily,poor wave handling characteristics
Arctic Hawk-design derived from use, moderate weathercocking with normal handling, attractive.
Consider Shearwater 17 or Merganser 18(stretched Shearwater/Merganser17)
You can find reviews on www.paddling.net
In Response to: performance comparison by steve on Apr 20, 2007