Originally Posted by laterwagged
What makes you say this?
My opinion stems from the design (it's really a river runner first, creeker second) and the weight range. The lack of rocker, low volume bow, and planning hull makes working in class IV and up more challenging. Being on the top end of the weight range will exacerbate that as you get into creek like conditions.
I own and love my 75. I've paddled it down some rather manky Colorado creeks and at 190lbs it's a challenge. I can even hand roll it (in the pool, 1 out of 4 tries
Again, it's not that you or your friend shouldn't get one. It's that depending on where you want your paddling to go, the 75 might not be the best boat to take you there in the long run.