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  Yup, you're right on the 125
  Posted by: willowleaf on Apr-15-13 5:21 PM (EST)

Thanks for the correction. But I do tend to think of the 120 as a medium sized persons kayak. At a 275# weight rating, I'd consider it marginal for anyone over 200 pounds (which is the average adult male weight anymore). The target market for the Tsu 120 has clearly been average sized women, shorter stature and wider through the hips than the average guy. Same for the Tribute. (The SP is definitely for the petite.) There are a lot of Tsunamis around here and I have yet to see a guy in a 120.

We were on a group trip some years ago with a woman who had a new Tsunami 120. She became overly fatigued late in the day and could not keep up with the group so my partner in the tandem we were sharing switched boats with her. He was about 210 and 6'1" with long muscular legs and even with the footbraces adjusted he said he felt cramped in the boat. So after about 15 minutes he switched with me back to the tandem and I took over with the 120 for the rest of the paddle. It seemed to fit me ok (5' 5" and 150 pounds) though I found it sluggish and it didn't track well. It felt like it had rocker, probably fun in a winding small stream but not so good for what we were doing, paddling steadily upstream in a large river with some wind and waves.

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