See Current Kayaks from Perception
in the Buyers' Guide
Select Kayak to View in Buyers' Guide
The Supersonic was a perfect size for me and exactly what I was looking for --a great learning platform -forgiving, stable, yet easy to roll. (My roll has improved an order of magnitude in just a few sessions in this boat.) At the same time, I don't expect to outgrow this boat as my skills improve. I talked to expert paddlers at four different kayak schools who teach in the Sonics and use it on their own time as a creeker/big water ride. Overall,it compares very closely with the Dagger GT series. The GTs carve better and have more play potential ( sharper edges - full planing hull.) The Sonics seem to have greater hull speed, maybe a bit more rocker, more stable crossing eddy lines and are easier to roll.
The biggest negative for the Supersonic compared to the GT is outfitting. Presumably to keep costs low, Percpetion only offers this model with thier old-fashioned outfitting. Fixed thighbarce, glue-in/ grind-down foam hip pads, foam backrest and footpegs (which I actually like -- can stretch my legs out on the flat sections.) One strange thing is the total silence surrounding this boat -- you can find dozens of on-line reviews of the GT line, but none on the Sonics. I can't be the only guy who bought one! Chime in, folks!
120,000+ people can't be wrong!
The Paddling.net Newsletter is a must if you like to canoe or kayak! Each week it is packed with great articles, photos, product reviews, and special features. Better yet, we promise not to sell your email address to anyone; that's right ZERO spam! Sign up today and find out what you've been missing!
|Rendezvous River Sports|
Rendezvous River Sports has everything you need...and more. Plus Used Gear at Amazing Prices.
Free Shipping on all New Kayaks!
|Austin Canoe & Kayak|
Over 80 models to choose from! 15% off ALL accessories with any boat purchase.