TuffStuff: 47lbs / 21.3kg
TuffStuff Expedition: 51lbs / 23.1kg
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Length: 14’10”/ 452cm
Width: 32″ / 81.3cm
Center Depth: 15” / 38.1cm
End Depth: 23″ / 58.4cm
Rocker: 2.5″ / 6.4cm
Capacity: 850lb / 386kg
Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary.
· Symmetrical Hull
· Shallow Arch Bottom
· Moderate Rocker
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Looking at the rounded shape of the hull my expectations about the primary stability of this boat were correct. I found the boat initially very unstable but I quickly got used to it and discovered the secondary stability really is exceptional! When you hit a bit of white water this boat comes into a different league of its own.
The overall handling and performance beats anything I have paddled on a river before. I find the boat very dry in white water and any additional weight does not really make any great difference to the performance. This boat is exceptional when it comes to ferrying, surfing and turning. On flat stretches of river it can travel at very good speed and can easily carry enough equipment for extended river trips.
I have taken the boat out for a few trips on the local Loch but think this is a boat best at home on the river. I also need to comment on the overall build quality of this canoe and find it difficult to find fault.
In summary I have paddled and owned many types of canoes through the years but can honestly say nothing comes close to this boat for solo river running. I would highly recommend it to any canoeist with some experience who needs a solo river boat with exceptional river running and WW capabilities. Rating 10/10.
I just got back from a trip on a nice river with lots of class I and II rapids. I borrowed a Supernova at the last minute from a friend and I was amazed after the first rapid. This boat has NO bad habits. It accelerates very quickly, has great secondary stability (beginning paddlers might think it’s initially a little tippy but that passes quickly), and is very well-made. I would raise the seat a little bit (my ankles went to sleep after an hour) but other than that, no real changes. I like the aesthetics of the Bob’s Special better (wish they made a solo Bob’s Special), but I’m enjoying more and more the spartan lines of the Supernova. I came home last night at 5:30 PM. I ordered one this morning at 9:00 AM.