I had tried the Jefe Chico...got me down the Green narrows but I couldn't roll it in moving water. Then went to the Recon70. What a heavy beast. Once again still had problems rolling it. I think it was I have a short torso and not enough to hip snap it over. I had the Recon70 and I felt pushed around alot. I had the seat all the way back.
the OLD salto is lighter and it is longer and narrower which makes it easier for me to roll. I did Little River Canyon Upper two and Chairlift this past winter and Tellico. I did great on the tellico with it. I felt more confident to move it around. Could make my moves. Also South Sauty at 28 inches (which is big). I took it on the Ocoee last weekend and felt good.
I look forward to paddling it more. I have not taken it out on the Cheoah yet.
I understand it's an older design but I see that they are making them again in Germany. I also see them used nearby sometimes and was thinking about checking it out. How does the boat function compare to more recent designs?