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Boats & Boards
(Updated: February 28, 2008)
Value / Money
I have limited experience with white water kayaks but learning.
About the test environment
I have been looking for a boat that would meet my water challenges. I live in the Kansas and real white water is tough to come by. We have the Kansas river that is great for tour kayaks and it has a few areas to play in. I looked for a boat that would cross over from river mode to play mode and I believe I have found it. The CR 125 is first of all a sweet lookin ride. The hardware is top notch. The seat is comfortable, the back brace seems durable. The hip pads adjust out, up, down, forward, back and at angles. This makes me feel like I'm cinched in well. The foam insert for the feet may have to go but it came with the foam cell padding and that was easy enough to get to fitted. Plenty of room. It's well balanced and glides on the water. Response to the paddle and throwing my hips around. I had read a comment that CR stands for can't roll. Maybe for them but when I put it in the water for the first time I immediately went through 3 consecutive rolls...no problems at all!
I'm very pleased with my purchase. Looking forward to getting it on the river and into some white water. Even scoping some creeks in the area that run well when the snow melts or when we get a good rain. Kudos to the guys at 4 Corners Kayaks were I bought the boat from. They know their kayaks, very informative and listened to all of my needs. They were top notch!
Weight: 79.4 kgs
Weight: 79.4 kgs
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