Submitted: 05-24-2006 by BH
The Rhythm is a stable racing-style kayak, not a traditional sea kayak. You won't find foredeck bungee cords, though there are several on the rear deck. There are no storage hatches or bulkheads, but there are blocks of closed-cell foam that run lengthwise under the deck for some structure. There are carry toggles on the bow and stern. The front of the seat is slanted upward to raise the thighs, and there's a gel seat pad for your bum. The back band has an adjustable ratchet system. There are foot pegs and some padded knee braces. The boat had no rudder or skeg, but it didn't need one; it tracked well. It also edged great when I engaged the knee braces. The foredeck has a specific place to attach your heart-rate monitor, so you can see it while you're paddling. Clever.