Submitted: 10-01-2002 by G. Baldwin
We recently purchased one of these 2001 boats new for my fiance, who - like moyself - is new to WW kayaking. We both want to learn WW to surf in the Atlantic off Ft. Lauderdale this Winter then the rivers of NC next Summer. The InaZone 220 rolls easily and is a peach to maneuver, with good stability from its planing hull shape. After an hour's rolling practice, my fiance took the boat out into very choppy water with about 3' waves, with NO practice whatsoever, and within 5 minutes was surfing waves with confidence and glee. Only got dumped once, by a wave that caught her from behind, by surprise. We are completely hooked on this boat for her! The only reason for the "9" rating is the backband is not easily adjustable and provides minimal support. We will be replacing it shortly. The rest of the boat is a solid 10 out of 10, and a real steal for the "going rate" for these two year old boats. Hey, when you add a $60 backband to less than $600 for an InaZone 220, you're still way ahead of the game with a fun boat!