Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile
Product Reviews - Send Message

You are responding to the following review:

Submitted: 10-05-2010 by ayyguy

It is 19.6' long and 20" wide. This is the first Sit-in kayak that I have ever paddled, graduating up from a 14' X 26" sit on top. I took it out in some rough waters at night when I first purchased it and I'm really surprised that I haven't fallen out yet! This is a pretty fast kayak and using my GPS and my Werner Ikelos paddle all out I have briefly hit 8.3mph for a second or two without assist from current or wind. Paddling it in a small swell from a boat I reached 12.3mph but quit paddling because the water was shallow(2.5ft?) and I didn't want to roll it as I was new to this kayak. I would be interested in paddling a QCC 700X for a speed and stability comparison.

The reason I bought the Looksha is to make a trip from Key Largo to Marco Island on the west coast of Florida. roughly a 120 mile trip around the everglades. After I purchased the Looksha I came across a "Northwest Discover". Same length kayak but 22" wide, what a difference. Nowhere near the speed but the cargo capacity and stability is amazing. Now I have to choose which one to take, Hmmm...

I used this kayak in rolling class and succeeded in uprighting it, sometimes going having to do a second roll because I went too far! The kayak pro recognized this kayak from a distance and asked if I paddled it without the rudder. I told him "I can't" and he laughed. He told me the kayak is "rudder-dependent" and can't be paddled without it. It would really suck if the rudder broke on a trip!

The hard plastic seat has been removed in favor of an Immersion Research "Loungeband" and It's a very simple modification as you can see in the video. The backband is very comfortable and I will be installing the Black Dog seat base soon. The original seat is a good seat too but at 6' and 235 my legs would eventually get cramps.

Here is a YouTube video of this kayak:

Your E-mail Address:

Please enter 1234 (spam prevention, thanks!)

Your Message:

* All you need to do is submit the form above and an email message will be sent to the owner of the ad you are enquiring about.

Luxury Kayaking Trips

Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us

©2014 Inc.
Sweepstakes Shirt Sale