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Diablo 1
Boats & Boards
(Updated: November 29, 2007)
Overall rating 
Value / Money 

ok but not the best

About the reviewer

i ve been kayaking for about 2 years and im not that experianced i can roll and scull all the basics but not that mutch

Test environment

small surf and estuary


In the surf i was quite pleased with the boat, it court the waves exelantly and was quite good for learning to surf but the only thing i did find was the carving was poor and that it wasn't very manororable atorl. as soon as the wave started to turn you it was quite hard to get the boat back on track. As for the estuary the boat was oright but as it was quite a windy day and there was a cross wind hitting us the boat was constanttly turning. even when i was paddiling on 1 side and putting a stern rudder in it was still turning a bit and it was quite frustrating as i was in a race and sea kayakers where flying by me. so for long distance paddiling ok but you wouldn't want to go far as i was pretty fed up after 4 miles of it.comfort wise the seat and backrest are quite good. there not expensive and cusiony but for a budget kayak there quite good i found. the knee pads though are horrid they are solid plastic but have a grove down the middle witch was cutting into my leg when i was rolling also they don't hold your knees in very well and i was finding sometimes my knee would slip out of place while rolling.


A good beginer boat and allrounder but not the best boat i've ever been in.


About Me
Location: surf and estuary
Age: 12
Weight: 53.1 kgs
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