Submitted: 06-20-2011 by jeff rosenkranz
Time for an update. Have logged 60 plus hrs in my Disco. Since the air and water temps are up, the Disco is really in it's element. Its entertainment factor as a sit-on-top cannot be beat. Glide on a glass smooth lake, is Nirvana. A windy, chop day.......knifes through the wind and waves unaffected. She is visually stunning, probably what the split window Corvette owner feels like, every time he stands back for an admiring glance. Always gets positive comments from other Yak'ers on its deisgn/style.
The Disco is weight sensitive. I weigh 195. IF......you enjoy warm weather/water paddling, it doesn't matter. 225lbs will have you quite close to the water level. But that's usually why you buy an SOT because you are in and out, walking the beach,fishing, looking for geodes up a creek, and using your Yak as a swim platform.....easy in and out. I swim a lot in a local State Park lake. If you haven't been Yak/swimming you are missing a treat!
The Disco will also make you a better paddler. It has a certain "Flywheel" effect and rewards the paddler with smooth strokes, a nice speed, and exceptional glide. So far, the Disco has a faster constant travel speed than anyone that I have paddled with. If you weigh 165, you may get a ticket in a "Closed Throttle Bay". With my homemade, non-flexible back brace, 5hr paddles are comfortable. Lean forward to go for it, lean back to relax.
The RTM Disco is kind of like Ellie May Clampit, if you get the reference. The Disco is classically beautiful... but FUN!