The Karma RG is fast becoming my favorite boat.
I've done a half dozen runs through boulder Canyon in it and am really starting to figure it out. It is so zippy. At first I was leary of catching smaller eddies, but after figuring it out, this thing eddies on a dime. In fact the speed alone allows me to attain the back edge of an eddy that i might have bled out of in a standard creek boat.
I have yet to paddle it loaded down, but rumor has it that it hardly cares how much you put in it.
When I read Steve Fischer say that if he could only have one boat, it would be this, I assumed it was corporate hype. After paddling it for a couple weeks, I believe he is right.
I don't know where I will draw my personal line for what runs push me out of this and into my Large Karma, but obviously the top notch boater can take this down anything.
Stookesberry and Korbulic paddled these loaded on the Fantasy Falls stretch.
I don't know what all the Jacksons paddle it on, but they designed it for races like the Narrows of the Green and the Russel Fork.
I think I said it earlier, but the Karma Unlimited is the full on race version, and the Karma RG is made from the same mold, other than it has a hatch, a bulkhead and a retractable skeg built into it, making it a better option for loading and touring, without compromising anything beyond a tiny bit of weight.
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