Submitted: 06-02-2011 by Surfkayakers
NDK Pilgrim has to be one of the most ingenious and talented designs developed of late. Amazingly, this kayak is a blast to paddle...It tracks nicely, it turns on a dime, and it handles following seas and surf like "its on rails"... easy to maneuver, this is one of the best designs for the smaller or tall & lightweight paddler, accommodating height with clever "knee bumps". Although a narrow beam, this kayak displays stability behavior like it is a wide beam kayak..
The quality is tops, and with the option of the foam seat, a truly comfortable and reliable kayak to own. Mine is a gorgeous white/white with black trim... people stare when it is on the car, and become envious when it is on the water... Quality throughout with retractable skeg, reflective decklines, dry hatches, this is THE kayak to own. The lower back deck makes rolling so easy you'll think there was a "roll" button.
My advice? IF you can find one - buy it! It's "competitors": Valley Avocet, Romany LV, Vela, Force3, etc.... no competition at all...