This is my first kayak. I never really thought of kayaking until recently. I've been bank fishing the White River in Fishers, IN (slow moving) for months, and it's getting old. This guy pulls up in a kayak with his poles attached, and he said if I wanted to find the good places to fish, I need to get a yak.
Anyway, the guy that said it's a small yak for someone over 6'. Well, he's right, but not unmanageably so. I'm 6'3", 215 lbs. I've been out 3 times this week, and I'm getting used to the size and getting comfortable. The only real problem is room for my size 10 feet. They get a bit cramped. I find that if I'm not paddling really hard, and don't need the leverage, I can straighten my feet out past the foot pegs and feel pretty comfortable.
For the performance, it tracks pretty easily for a beginner like me, and glides well, even upstream. I've been fishing out of it, and it definitely needs some rod holders (on order) but the built in bungees bow and stern hold plenty of stuff. It's very stable, and turns on a dime. I know everyone says that a sit-on-top yak is much better for fishing, and I'd have to agree wholeheartedly. But for $200, compared to the cheapest SIT for at least $350, this was a great start. By the time I can justify the money for a bigger, more equipped SIT, my son will be big enough for the Blast, and I'll feel 100% secure putting him in it.
It's also light enough to throw on top of my car easily (of course, I am 6'3"), and durable (I've run it aground in the shallows, slammed into a log in fast moving water when not paying attention, and flew over a few big rocks, no problem). I highly suggest someone interested in kayaking for the first time try this one out for size before spending double on a yak when you may end up hating the sport. I love it, and don't regret it at all.