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  Who determines validity of skill set?
  Posted by: sitka on Oct-09-12 1:32 PM (EST)

I don't think that people intentionally misstate their skill set. I do think that many people don't really realize their limitations or the limitations of the skill set that they possess.

Someone who has many hours on the water but has it in lakes or on flat conditions may not be the person to judge how worthy a boat is for someone that is looking for a boat that has certain characteristics.

I've reviewed many incidents where the paddler in question is considered to be experienced and an 'intermediate' paddler. Upon examination, it's easily determined that they didn't have the skills to cope with the rough conditions or other scenario's that led to them being rescued and written about in the paper, magazine etc.

Where this comes into play in reviews, I don't lend much credibility to a reviewer who is new, just bought a boat or won't use it in similar conditions that I would, to say nothing of similar physical characteristics.

Similarly, I generally chuck reviews that give the lowest score...unless there are a lot of them.

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