Submitted: 08-25-2006 by Patrick Agnew
We bought two of these "Spree One" a month ago and have used them on flat rivers and estuaries (Florida). I'm totally impressed with the build quality and attention to detail, ease of handling, and comfort.
SET UP: Under 10 minutes per boat. You'll never hesitate to take it out of the closet and go for a paddle.
HANDLING: Remarkable mix of turning (pivoting) and tracking. It glides better than you will expect, and I don't lose speed using a rest stroke.
SPEED: Easy paddle maintains 2.5 MPH
COMFORT: We go out for hours, and my back never gets sore. I definatley recommend adding a Sevylor seat. It can be used as a backrest or to sit a little higher in the 'yak. We mated our Sprees with Bending Branches "Whisper" paddles, 240 mm, and love 'em.