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Gliss

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Necky

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All kayaks should have Gliss (smooth glide).

With more aggressive volume distribution, the vertical moves are limitless, from big air time to multiple wheels. On a horizontal plane linking 360's is a pleasure and surfing is fast and responsive with greater edge control.

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2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.1
Design 
 
4.0  (2)
Perfomance 
 
4.5  (2)
Quality 
 
3.5  (2)
Value / Money 
 
4.5  (2)
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Overall rating 
 
4.0
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
3.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

I'd recommend if your are under 170 cm in height. I'm 183 cm high and weight 87 kg, so just under weight limit. Kayak shape/hull & design does look slick... and this is where some manufacturers are heading; back to similar design features. I was given this kayak for NZ $300, so an excellent price. As most Necky white water kayaks are nearly 20 years old, you're sure to be able to purchase one for minimal cost

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Grade 3 paddler, 20+ years in NZ. Always on the look out for pressure waves/wave trains to find surfing nirvana. Amongst my 'boat shed', which includes several newer kayaks, I also have some older slicey kayaks, including Pyranha & Dagger. I've previously owned a Necky R.I.P. and wish I hadn't sold it - great surfing hull, so it was recommended that I try a Necky Gliss...
Pros / The Good
Wow! Amazing side on profile, kayak looks super slicey and with proven Necky surf hull this kayak looks to be a fun ride
Cons / The Bad
I can't get in the bloody thing! It has foot pegs/peddles similar to a Perception Dancer. At full extension, I find my legs are still too long. I would need to remove the rails & peddles to get in - and then fit a foam block for my feet. This is bizarre, because I fit comfortably in a smaller Pyranha Inazone 232.
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(Updated: July 22, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0

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Location: Latvia Baltic see
Age: 36
Weight: 115 kgs
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