Submitted: 12-27-2006 by Norm
The Pinta rules for big paddlers. I am 6' 5" and almost 300 pounds, with a 48" waist, and I have no trouble getting in or out of it. I have tried other "big boy" kayaks and I always found my legs cramped up and all of them were difficult to exit after iI squeezed in.
The Pinta has lots of leg room. I can cross my legs, or straighten them all the way out for a good stretch on long paddles. I also find paddle float recoveries easy in the Pinta. I never had an unintentional capsize yet, but in wet-exit (ocean) practices I always get back in quickly using a paddle float. Even at my size the cockpit has enough room to stash an extra drybag behind the seat in the cockpit without compromising leg room.
Now the Pinta is only available "used".