Took another run down the upper C today.
Demo'd the Hoss and the Fame. Really liked the Fame; big, stable,
forgiving, easy to maneuver. Better for the dog for sure, but also able to really punch thru things. Could attack rather than just stay upright.
The Hoss was good, but not nearly as stable as the Fame, and not that much more stable than the Atcha.
My take is that if your running smaller more technical rivers and want to surf, then the Atcha is great. For anything else, bigger seems to be better... Just more fun.