I have been kayaking for 8 years. My first kayak purchase was a well known brand of kayak. I was satisfied with it for 3 years until I went kayaking with a new friend with a Delta kayak. I could not keep up with him. I was matching him stroke for stroke and he was doing circles around me. His Delta was just sailing across the water. After that trip I sold my kayak and purchased a Delta 16 ft. I couldn't be happier. I have been paddling with my Delta for 5 years and look forward to every kayak trip.
It pays to have good equipment and Delta makes good equipment.