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I bought the old Genesis this…
I bought the old Genesis this year as an introductory solo whitewater canoe. The Genesis is extremely forgiving, predictable, and stable. Often criticized as too large by serious open boat whitewater paddlers, the boat is great for a beginner.
I use the boat as a tripping canoe for 2-3 day excursions because it has the space and capacity. Though the Genesis hasn't been molded since '96 or so, I highly recommend it for the purposes I have indicated. Happy paddling!
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It was not designed for tripping, but it can be used for that, provided the WW isn't really big and you use smaller floatation bags.
As intended, the Gen is a near perfect design. Serious WW canoe paddlers are fortunate to own one. I'm a seriously tough grader. So, the Gen rates a 9.