I've paddled whitewater for a few years now and I love the…
I've paddled whitewater for a few years now and I love the XL12 My first time in it I was on the West Branch of the Penobscot and I thought I was a stable boat. It handles good. Eaiser to Handle then an XL13 but just as stable. Actually looking to buy one.
The XL12 was the first WW canoe I used. I felt…
The XL12 was the first WW canoe I used. I felt very comfortable in the boat, because it is not very edgy, so it allows for mistakes. I am not sure about the rolling ability because the one I paddled had bad thigh straps, and no foot blocks. I found the boat to be pretty maneuverable, especially eddy turns. The boat is not too stable, but with proper balance it’s no trouble. I now paddle a Viper 11 because i wanted a shorter, more maneuverable boat.
Very manuverable for river running, but very wet. Needs to be…
Very manuverable for river running, but very wet. Needs to be deeper. Roylex cracked almost on first run, and company would only send a fiberglass repair kit. Not particularly easy to roll, but nowhere near as hard as the XL 13.