Originally Posted by SLVCampo
What does that matter?
I am sure they use different rafts for different conditions and situations...it varies.
Beyond that, they all have the skill, and ability, to row each raft as they want to row it.
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What does it matter what raft professional rafters use when trying to conquer class IV and V rapids? I believe that is the entire purpose of the thread.
Yes, a person or a group of people's ability to row is way more important than the rig they are in. But to sit there and say an AIRE puma handles the same in a particular rapid than an RMR Storm is just remedial.
Straight from SOTAR's website; STís have a relatively consistent tube diameter throughout the circumference of the boat. For years this has offered a pretty dry ride, significant lift when exiting large hydraulics, and, when combined with our I-beam floor it has a very predictable level of tracking.
That seems to me like rafts are designed with different performance expectations in mind. So back to the original discussion; What rafts are better suited for more technical rafting (i.e. class IV and above rapids) and why?