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Vision 120

by Current Designs

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Yesterday I took delivery of a composite 12 ft. Current Design Vision…

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Yesterday I took delivery of a composite 12 ft. Current Design Vision 120 and launched it today for the first time. I was very disappointed with the boat. Before purchase, I had tried a friend's Vision 120(4 years old) and was impressed enough to spend a fortune on a new one. The seat is so uncomfortable that I had to borrow a friend's cushion to be able to paddle. Part of the molded seat frame has a frame member that is in direct contact with my tailbone which means my skeleton is in direct contact with the hard plastic seat frame. I have no idea what the fix is. Also the boat weather cocks rather severely and today's breeze was only 5-10 mph. I hate to think of what it would do in a serious wind. A skeg would help but I see no way to apply one to the hull.

Got a Vision 120SP for my wife and she is very pleased…

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Got a Vision 120SP for my wife and she is very pleased with the boat. Build quality is excellent even though made in china, Excellent performing boat and light enough for her to launch and even car top by herself when needed. 32 lbs! gets a 9 because not made in USA but it would cost more if it was...

I recently purchased a lightweight Current Designs 12.0 Vision kayak and so…

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I recently purchased a lightweight Current Designs 12.0 Vision kayak and so far I'm very happy with it. I can compare it to my previous boat being a Dagger Blackwater 10.5.

I was on the hunt for a short boat, light weight so I could lift it and with a average size cockpit. I am 5 ft 2 and 120 lbs so I feel like this boat is appropriate for me. I am not a hardcore paddler, more like weekend warrior. I was initially looking for another plastic boat but when Paddle Shack showed the CD Vision to me, I couldn't see myself in anything else.

I used the Dagger on rivers and small bodies of water. With my new CD Vision, I feel like I can explore much more. It moves fast and efficient through the water despite not having a rudder. The seat is adjustable and comfortable. I have yet to use the storage spaces that are available. I feel like this boat with meet my needs for a long time to come.

After 2 years of use I am ready to give the smallest…

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After 2 years of use I am ready to give the smallest Vision my review. First off the weight of my Vision 120 is 35lbs., not the advertised 28 lbs. It still is light and easy to car top. The most surprising thing about the 120 is how well it tracks for such a short kayak. Speed too is surprising for a 12 footer.

The Vision 120 has quite impressive primary and secondary stability and handles rough conditions easily. My boat is very comfortable and the expansive cockpit makes getting in and out a breeze. Current Designs labels their Visions as "transitional" and I feel this is a fair statement.

There are supposed to be changes to the 2013 Vision models so you can now purchase the 120 new at deep discounts. I look at the Vision 120 as a great performing recreational boat that is light weight but over priced at full retail. At a reduced price like $1400 it becomes justifiable, especially since it is made of a composite material that is quite durable.