Submitted: 10-02-2007 by wavespinner
Over the weekend, I motored down to a cruise-in in my late model ride. Iíve become used to turbine-like smoothness and quiet. I climbed out of it and into a vintage 427 Vette. Wham! A whole different world of power and sensations.
Thatís the closest I can come to describe the feeling of wriggling out of my river/play boats and dropping into the Remix. This boat is cocked, locked and ready to rock. Itís got the speed to crash through eddy fences and make attainments a breeze. But, the rockered ends enable it to sweep like a shorty.
Itís a unique hull design. Enough edge to get some carve on peelouts, but rounding sufficient to easily dial in a lean. It shrugs off funny water and tells the big stuff to bring it on. Ferries and draws are a walk in the park. Rolling? Itís up before you can think about it.
It loves to surf. If youíre on a side in a sticky wave, just use the flat plate on the stern deck to squirt right out. The outfitting is parlor plush, although I prefer a backband with a little more grab. The hip padding wraps up and around the cockpit rim. Nice for carrying on the shoulder, but may not be a friend to a tight sprayskirt. Overall quality is first rate.
Not wild about the color selection. The green and gold bring pea and squash soups to mind, and thereís no red available. The optional graphics packages are nice, but the flowery surfer edition pretty much confines your resale market to one gender, in my estimation.
If you need a reference point, think of a narrower creeker with speed and some edge. Itís not park ní play; itís let Ďer rip! But, itís tough to typecast this ďBack to the FutureĒ kayak. It just canít wait to get out on the big wave trains and punch through a few holes. If you feel the same, it may be the boat for you.