Submitted: 05-10-1999 by Josh Hallenebeck
The glide is the best upper-intermediate/advanced kayak I have yet to paddle. It can do everything, from flatwater cartwheels to aireal flips and stunts (though I haven't done those yet). It isn't as easy to do flat water moves in it as some of the others but it makes up for it in its perfomance elsewhere. The place that it is the best is one the wave. It spins effortlessly and easily does blunts and cleans. It is very fast and has supper sharp chines which allows it to carve better than any other boat out there. On the other hand, it is a very finicky boat. It definetly takes some getting used to. It is not for the inexpierinced either. The sharp edges and pronounced rails make it a very edgy boat that will catch when river running, if you don't know the boat. After you learn its trcks though, the glide will take you to a whole new level that alot of the newer boats can't handle. One tip, try it for more than one day before you decide on buying something else, because it is bound to feel weird at first.