Score was my first personal kayak that I bought 5 years ago…
Score was my first personal kayak that I bought 5 years ago. It is a great boat even for inexperienced paddlers - with the steeper learning curve you improve faster. It has too big a volume (even for a 6" 199lb guy) to be thrown around on a flat water but it is quite stable and fast and I like to paddle it on rivers, lake waves, and flats too.
The previous review is accurate. It's flat bottom and rectangular cross…
The previous review is accurate. It's flat bottom and rectangular cross section does require a better roll than the old-school boats with the oval cross section. If you are ready to get out on a river to have fun on waves and in holes, or even surfing at the beach, this boat kicks ass. It surfs great, easy to stern squirt on a good eddy line, and it handles great as a down river boat in class 3 and 4 water (I haven't done class 5 yet). This is a boat for aggressive paddlers who are too big to fit into the tiny play boats. At 6'2", 185 pounds, size 12 feet, it is fairly comfortable. I love it.
My first Kayak should not have been this one. This is definitely…
My first Kayak should not have been this one. This is definitely a performance boat. Wavesport says it is for beginners to expert but I don't think so. It is very flat and wide ( planing hull) so therefore you must have a good roll before buying this boat. The ends are very slicey and the stern catches the current easily every time I crossed an eddyline. This is a great boat for experienced paddlers but just was not the right boat for me to learn in.