Submitted: 06-17-2002 by Canuck
I had tried 8-9 kayaks without much luck. When I tried the Sirocco I new almost immediately that it was a great boat. I found the seat comfortable on my rear even after staying in the boat for a few hours. My legs were fine too. However, I did find that my lower back muscles became sore, I problem I did not have with the R5 excel(which has a high back to the seat). Maybe my lower back is just not used to it yet. I am 5'10 and 195IBS(muscular build) to give you an idea of my body type.
It tracked well when I had it out in heavy boat traffic (3 foot waves coming from both sides). Also, I found that I was able to go quite fast, especially when I pushed myself. For other kayaks I found that an increase in effort was often not worth the speed I gained.