And for my size
Posted by: bartc on Jan-30-13 9:04 AM (EST)
5'11" 190 lb. size 11.5 shoe long legs, the 165 was too cramped, but the 170 fit very well. Both have the same size cockpit opening and the same outfitting, so that's not the difference.
I haven't settled on my first sea kayak yet, going from a rec boat, realizing from trying them that I needed more seat time in larger boats and need to get comfortable with true edging. Just my two cents on that issue. But try out any and every boat before buying for sure!!!
I found the T 170 to feel more stable than other WS boats (Zephyr for example), tracks straight, but doesn't turn that easily. Hence, learning edging, where the report is that this boat does turn readily.