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First Impressions of the 9R

I’ve been back in the UK a few weeks now and have had the chance to get out in the 9R a few times.

Long story short: it is my new favourite boat. After a day at CIWW I was sold on it as a great boat for messing around in on easy whitewater but was unsure of how it would handle steeper whitewater because of its length. Fortunately we had a bout of snow which meant the Fairy Glen was running last weekend at a cruisy low level. After moving the seat back a bit I felt pretty comfortable in the boat and absolutely loved how easy it was to hit the lines in the 9R, especially the big rock flair at the bottom of pipeline.

Anyway, enough of the words: