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Gus
Gus
Boats & Boards
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

Bottom line is, I've had a Nomad, Diesel, Jefe and now paddle a Jefe Grande, but have kept the Gus in spite of them all... I've been forced to start using other boats day-to-day as I'd rather not break my old worn out Gus: I'll probably never get another, and it's just too good a boat to loose!

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About Me
Paddling since I was ten, been paddling on whitewater for 9 years, 7 in C1's.
Running Class IV+ frequently and sometimes stepping it up to Class V when I feel like it, mainly shallow rocky stuff.
6'3" 195lbs
Pros / The Good
The Gus despite being a ten year old design, can still compete with the most modern creekboats. It's fast, agile, stable and sheds water more smoothly than any other boat I've tried (Nomad, Jefe, Habitat, Burn... all the popular creekers) which makes for incredible resurfacing and hole-punching abilities. They also have the older LL outfitting, which I find gives a much more secure and comfortable fit than the "Bad Ass" system they switched to.
Cons / The Bad
Hard to Boof straight ahead, with a little bit of edge or a little bit of angle it will *FLY*, but with the hull flat and pointing downstream it takes effort and skill to get it to take off as well as a newer more heavily rockered boat will.

Has the older LL outfitting, the backband hurts like hell if you're paddling without layers on in the summer time, and it's a sod to get it up and out of the way to put large items in the back.
Recommend
Yes
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