Submitted: 07-14-2009 by Gibby
I love this kayak. I've had it for 7 months and I've probably paddled it for 200 miles, including some long overnight trips. It is an '08 model and I bought it new. The hatches have performed well, including a lot of rolling in surf. The outfitting is very snug (I am 6'1" and 175 lbs) with a lot of hip and thigh contact so leaning, sculling and rolling are pretty easy.
While the foot braces were designed so that you could easily adjust them, I view that as a negative. With aggressive paddling, they can slip, which causes you to open the spray skirt to reset them. The kayak balances on your shoulder very well and it is easy to portage and put on and take off of your vehicle.