Submitted: 08-09-2007 by Kerry
I paddled a Necky Eliza w/ rudder for my first time out. I found it pretty easy to get my balance and get the general hang of paddling within a few minutes. I really liked the rudder it seemed to help in turning a lot, I'm not sure if that's because of my inexperience or just preference.
I found the Eliza pretty comfortable, more so than I expected. I had a hard time keeping up with my "speed-demon" boyfriend, although he is a lot stronger than me and is in a lot better shape.
My second paddle was in a tandem (w/ my 5 year old son) and I hated it. I felt like I was trying to paddle a pontoon boat or something. I'm looking to buy a kayak in the near future and am seriously considering the Eliza.