Submitted: 11-19-2002 by rufus,sr.
"PUNGO140" I'm surprised for the lack of reviews of the new ones. We have both old style and new 140. You set them side by side only thing that looks familiar is the cockpit size. The new one seems easier to paddle and faster, but it is longer, track straight,stable, handles excellent on calm, flat water, put it in wind and chop, its hard to keep straight. But in calm water its hard to beat, the sides are lower which makes it paddle better for me, seems to feel more comfortable than old style. One thing i don't like is the hatch covers, they are hard to get on, because they didn't leave enough clearance around them or lip should have higher. The poly is suppose to be better and lighter, but looks cheaper, they should ahve had a sealed bulkhead in front, like the back, just for flotation purpose it would have been worth the extra money in price to me. Looks like they should have some common sense help designed kayaks, along with the brain people, all in all i would rate it 9 out of 10, also plan to buy a 120 in the future. Happy paddling!!