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It is a chined Greenland style hull which I love for its secondary 'bite' and also ease of rolling, despite being a fairly broad beam (21.5 inches). As for the forward speed issue I first had, it is simply not there.. As compared to my Nordkaap LV and of course, extra-fast hulls like my West-side Thunderbolt, it's not even close, but the sense of thrust as well as that secondary stability in heavy seas, there is no comparison. That is where this boat really thrives and feels like a Ferrari, as well as being an able and predictable roller.
In short, one of the nicest boats I've been in..!
I have paddled the Force 5 from Impex and it seems a bit sluggish by comparison, even though the specs seem to have the same hull dimension; there must be some differences.
Stable in confused or heavy waters, and satisfyingly quick in a straight line, the Force 4 is a gr eat boat all around!
Sadly, Impex went out of the kayak business a few years ago, but meanwhile the moulds and rights have been taken over by another company in Quebec who have revived this very worthy line of boats!! I don't know if they are producing the Jay Babina design of the 'Outer Island' but that is on my watch list for another boat that is quick and narrow..