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Reviews for Topo Kayak by Eskimo USA

Rated: 9.17/10 Based On: 6 Reviews

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Submitted by: David TSend Email
Rating: 10 of 10

     I've had my topo for about a year now and its great. Tight technical runs where everything else gets stuck somehow the topo goes on auto pilot and misses everything. On drops resurfacing is instant. The outfitting is basic but is tough and does the job so great! Its not the best hole punching boat but is suprising the holes it gets through and how easy it is to get out of the others. Buy one! everyone needs a topo.
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Submitted by: AndySend Email
Rating: 10 of 10

     This boat rocks!! If you want a boat for running steep low volume creeks, this is THE boat. You can even have some old skool play. I'm 6' and 14 stones, this boat is soooo comfy!! The plastic is up to the usual eskimo quality, however the outfitting is showing signs of age, especially compared to some of the industry leaders, i.e pyranha. I'm off now for some topo fuelled adventure!
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Submitted by: ---
Rating: 9 of 10

     I love this little potatoe for how quick it does its things, it's still the fastest smoothest rolling boat I've paddled. It pops out of holes to give you some air time if you want it. It does not however have the design for freestyle playing so look elsewhere if that's your aim. Can't beat it for those fast moving river spots. The traditional hull design makes this boat a very easy transition from the bigger river running kayaks. In that transition you'll quickly note the lack of ability to track, in fact it doesn't track at all so your paddling skills will need to compensate here.
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Submitted by: TimSend Email
Rating: 10 of 10

     I have had a spud for more years than I can remember. If it's tight and twisty with gnarly drops onto rock, there's nothing else! Best boat in the world for those big, BIG drops!! Get one now.
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Submitted by: ChuckSend Email
Rating: 8 of 10

     Excellent boat for super tight technical creeks. I am digging the topo for low water creek runs and am actually handpaddling it down these runs. It boofs really well and is super stable for such a short boat. It is a classic boat that even after 25 years still serves a purpose.
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Submitted by: SBSend Email
Rating: 8 of 10

     I've had my little "spud" boat for about a year now. I know this boat is ugly and very retro (designed in 1979) but on low volume, high gradient runs it really shines. If you want to try something a little different, this one is a great choice. If you take it to big water though, you're gonna get spanked.
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