Submitted: 05-17-1999 by David Scott
The Greenlander looks different than most kayaks. Instead of smooth flowing lines and compound curves, it's all angles and creases, which takes some getting used to. Buy this boat for the wonderful hull design, and not the esthetics. This kayak loves big water. It is fast on flat water, but seems to come 'unstuck' when paddling into waves, and just zooms. The fishform hull is great for surfing in following seas. When paddling lightly loaded, the designed-in tendency to turn into the wind and waves is too strong for my tastes, requiring constant correction (I don't have the optional skeg). A Greenland-style paddle is highly recommended. All in all a very distinctive, graceful, nimble craft that will have other paddlers eating your wake!