Anyone paddled or bought the Robson Charger and have comments?
How's it working out for you? . . .
There don't seem to be many around in the US (West Coast/PNW anyway), not many shops offer them and they have a pretty low level of hype by reps, chat presence or otherwise - unlike LL's El Jefe etc.
I have only talked to a couple of people who have paddled it and no one who owns one. I had the opportunity to try the Charger on Canyon Creek, WA b/4 the flow went away and liked it quite a bit. As a bigger guy I liked the acceleration, its ability to stay on top of the water, ease of turning/agility and its volume, especially in the stern for running the meat.
The only reservations I have with the Charger as my creeker are the edges and flat surfaces that may not make friends with rocks on lower volume creeks, but I'm looking at the Charger for bigger, steep and pushier water that I feel it can handle even when loaded down w/ gear.