Posted by: tallyn on Mar-16-13 10:05 PM (EST)
I don't anticipate myself making 50 mile trips in the boat. here in IA, there are a number of "water trails" and a couple of paddle in camp-grounds, (none of which are more than a few miles from a put-in point)
while i understand the sentiment that a 13 footer isn't a "touring" kayak, it is the category that all manufacturers list the boats i'm looking at.
mainly i am looking for the most comfort and best seat. with a touring cockpit design for proper thigh bracing and to cut down on all the water coming in the cockpit from a recreational cockpit.
I've paddled the lower end rec boats, and have rented current designs rec boats as well.
the only thing i see really lacking in the Riot boat compared to others i've been researching compared to the wilderness systems is true thigh support.
would the lack of thigh support worry anyone? or is it just marketing on some of the other outfitters?
otherwise the riot seems to have more features. i just can't see one in person unfortunately.