Submitted: 05-28-2011 by qascat
I have had my Dagger now for close to 2 years and would not trade it for anything. I made a few changes to the seat in the beginning but since have changed then back because of the type of water I use it on. I still have a second seatback I change out when I am on flat water or not going to be in fast water. I changed the footpegs out and put in a wider peg just because I have big feet.
Many of the complaints I have seen in the reviews are things that simple modification can rectify. The seat back in it is made for a high stance and proper form in the boat so the complaint of the seat back goes away if you learn the proper sitting stance for the boat. I have taught over 10 people how to kayak in my approach all complained about the seat till they learned proper form and paddle technique.
I upped my rating from a 7 to an 8 just because of the fact that this is one of the best cross over boats on the market and perfect for teaching novice paddlers. I can go from flat water to playing in class III to ClassIV without a problem and recently had it on a few class V without problem, although it did flood the back hatch area as the cover is not exactly tight enough for that kind of pressure and volume of water pounding on it.