Hyside 14XT - first-hand feedback?
Hello, I'd love some first-hand feedback on the Hyside Outfitter 14.0XT. I would certainly love to hear overall opinions, but I'm particularly interested in a few things: How does it compare to the other 14x7 rafts, and particularly the NRS E/Otter 140 as well as to the other 14' Hysides? From the pictures, the corners seem to cut in pretty dramatically compared to most rafts (looks more like the AIRE E series than most to me). Is this noticeable for people paddling in the front? If we were to go this route, it would be used as both a gear boat and a paddle boat. How do people like it for a paddle boat; high and low/technical water? It seems to have a fair amount of kick. How noticeable is that in the wind?
I know that is a lot random questions, but they are the ones that have been swirling around in my head. I have a lot of experience in rafts, particularly Hysides, I've just never been fortunate enough to spend time in an XT, but the dimensions are right. Is there anyone in the Denver area, especially the southern portions, that would be willing to let my wife and I come check theirs out in person?
Thank you for all of your help!