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Submitted: 04-26-2012 by djohnd01

Bought this kayak used and have used it on the James River through Richmond several times, (class 3-4), and it did great. VERY stable but turns easily when you want it to. Was curious as to how it would do in the ocean, so brought it along for a week in Hatteras NC and it did really well in the waves; we surfed with 2 of us in the boat and you could make turns on the wavesand really surf to a point. We could handle 5-6' mushy waves and ride them in from the end of the Frisco Pier, but once the waves started getting hollowed out from an offshore breeze, the length and lack of rocker made for some serious pearling, end-over-end catapults. Tried it solo in those conditions, but still couldn't lean far back enough to keep the nose up. Great fun in smaller waves though, and a seriously stable boat; you can stand up on it with no problem!
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