El Jefe inital impressions - Mountain Buzz

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2005   #1
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 84
El Jefe inital impressions

A couple of you asked for me post after I paddled my Jefe last weekend on the Embudo and Santa Cruz. I'm 5'10 160 lbs, other boats I've paddled, Huck, Gus, Huka (previous creek boat) Diesel 65 (just 1 run) and a Micro. I really liked my Huka on tight technical drops, it is super turney and the bow re-surfaces quite quickly. I liked boats like the Gus and Diesel on pushy water because of how well they tracked.

So what I was looking for in this boat was a bow that re-surfaced just as fast as the Huka, but with a little better tracking in pushier water, kind of a Gus/Huka combo. The Jefe is exactly that IMO. For me I found that it took just a little more work to turn coming from lots of time in the Huka, but it took a lot less work to keep on line. What surprised me was how the boat resurfaced as fast or faster than the Huka and was way faster compared to boats like the Diesel, Micro, or even a Huck. Looking at it side by side next to friends boats, I would say the Jefe definitely has some attributes of Gus, Huka (the bow), and a little bit of the Nomad 8.5. The Nomad 8.5 has way more volume in the stern and less volume and rocker in the bow, but otherwise are very similar in length and width. Everyone looks for different things in a creek boat, but so far the Jefe fills the gap for exactly what I was looking for in a creek boat.

tk is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dagger Agent 6.2 -1st impressions Don Kayaking | Gear Talk 9 04-02-2007 02:03 PM
El Grande Jefe Force Whitewater Kayaking 2 01-30-2007 02:34 PM
Jefe or Pyranha 233? colopaddler Whitewater Kayaking 21 01-27-2007 10:52 AM
Pyranha 420, Initial Impressions (part I) mrekid Kayaking | Gear Talk 3 04-03-2006 05:07 PM
El Jefe? spencer Whitewater Kayaking 3 03-10-2005 12:56 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.