Submitted: 09-26-2007 by gak
Update to my previous StraitEdge 2 reviews.
I have finally been out in the StraitEdge 2 with two people paddling!!! Yahoo!! A whole lot easier than solo- you can make good time with two people working so long as you are co-ordinating your paddling; 47lbs is very light for 2 people power, and the kayak fairly zings along compared to when solo paddling. Still have to work for the tracking more than a hard shell, but you can definitely cover distance a whole lot easier with two paddlers.
The kayak lives up to it's purpose. 230cm paddles seem to be the minimum length needed because of the wide main air chambers. Everyone who has used this has commented on it's amazing level of stability. And everyone who has used it has ended up taking a nap somewhere during their StraitEdge 2 adventure- I keep going back to the stability and comfort of this kayak- even newbies feel safe enough to lay back and close their eyes for a nap, trusting it will not tip in the ocean swells.....
I still give it an 8/10 due to the bulkiness when folded and the speed compared to hard shells, otherwise an excellent product with a very high standard of customer service.