I have paddled the Zoar Sport LV for 2-3 years. The boat fits me very well (5'1" 120 lbs). I sat in and paddled dozens of boats and the Zoar fit me the best. The biggest problem I had with other kayaks was that the cockpit was too deep. When I bought it, the salesman predicted that I'd be back in a couple of years for a longer, narrower boat. By golly, he was right! I just bought an Eliza last week.
In comparing the two, the Zoar is very stable. Maybe too stable. I think it's a great beginner boat, but I outgrew it fairly quickly. It's definitely a great boat for a smaller paddler. One thing I disliked was the seat which they've since changed. I usually paddle in shorts and the back of my shorts leg would be hanging off the seat in the water that accumulated in the boat. The seat also absorbed water.I just recently got this boat as a used, out of season bargain. I've only used the boat twice, and i am certainly limited in my knowledge of kayaking, but thus far i think i made a good decision, especially for the price and my skill level.
I got the boat for 650, it came with a rudder and with a free paddle. i thought that this boat was going to be the regular full size zoar, but when i went to pick it up, i realized it was the lv, im still not sure how i feel about this. im a male, about 5'11'' and 185, the guy i bought it from assured me that i would be up to my armpits in a full size zoar. i wasnt quite sure but left with the boat anyway.
the boat seems to handle fine, ive never felt uncomfortable in it, and i think thats all credited to the stability of the boat. it tracks ok, but i think that its just my poor technique that keeps it from going too straight, but with the rudder down it is much easier to go straight.