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Old 09-22-2014   #1
High Point, NC, North Carolina
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Eskimo salto

Salto paddlers:

First off my specs:
6'2" 200 lbs

I just picked up a "new" creeker
Found a deal on salto but can't find any specs online due to their bust I would imagine. This is the two tone model without center pillar. Curious about other salto paddlers weight ranges and overall thoughts on the boat

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Old 09-22-2014   #2
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I found it just a little bit small at about your specs. I do recall some bigger people paddling it but smaller guys loved it. If your knees are comfy, you should
Be fine with the volume.

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Old 09-22-2014   #3
High Point, NC, North Carolina
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Thanks for the input. I've managed to find conflicting info online. Don't see too many folks paddling Eskimo

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Old 09-22-2014   #4
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One of my paddling buddies runs one all of the time. He has been an Eskimo fan for a long time, he took a Topolino down the Grand Canyon in 1995. He still has it, and a Topo Duo. He is 56 years old, and about 160 lbs, 6 feet even. He uses it for typical NW class III- IV, not really a Class V boater. Has been in use for a while now, the hulls never seem to have a problem for him. Hope this helps a little. We just finished a weekend on the Tieton in Washington with it.
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Old 09-23-2014   #5
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I think the Salto is great for smaller paddlers. I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs. After my 3rd micro 230 cracked, I was creekerless for a few years until I scored an older Salto.
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Old 09-27-2014   #6
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I paddled one for a few years when I was back east and paddling for Eskimo. I am 6'3" and 200lbs, I ended up making a custom foot block for it instead of the bulkhead plate. I beat the snot out of that boat and the guy that bought it is still paddling it to this day

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