-- Last Updated: Jun-01-11 11:16 PM EST --
To the person trying to decide what to get as their first kayak:
This is like dating not marriage.You will HAVE to hang out with more than one for an extended period of time before you actually find "the one" And even then you will lust for another other than your first love.Enjoy it.Pick what suits most of your needs NOW. If your like the rest of us ( I think you will be) your going to own more than one before it's all over. Your interests may change relative to what type of kayaking you enjoy,your access to existing waters may change and your skill level will improve then as you get older and "thicker" your abilities may decline.So what. Just go have some fun .If you beat yourself up trying to find that perfect fit for at this point you will not be happy with your eventual choice.
So start dating,enjoy the romancing and the river dancing.
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