Submitted: 08-12-2010 by Quixote18
This is my first yak and I generally like it. It is great for lakes and slow rivers. It is a good "middle-of-the-road length" at 10'. It is short enough to be maneuverable, and long enough to track well and cruise along at a fair clip. It doesn't excel at anything, but does everything fairly well.
I like it a little better than my friend's Swifty 9.5. I even took it down the lower Nolichucky a few days ago. With my splash deck added, class I and II rapids didn't ship too much water into the massive cockpit. I did swamp quickly in the only class III, but I knew I was already pushing the limits of a recreational boat.
This boat is a great introduction to all kinds of kayaking, but you'll need a more specialized boat to advance to higher levels.