Reviews written by weirdoinventor
(Updated: October 28, 2009)
It's the boat for me
About the reviewer I'm not big (length and weight are estimates, the figures I entered might be a bit smaller than the real thing), other kayakkers are just really small. That being said I'm not too much of a beginning freestyler too, other people are just really good. So perhaps everything you're about to read here isn't true, have this boats is nowhere near good, all others just suck. I mostly paddle WW2 on which I'm confident and in control, and paddled some class 3 rapids too, although I have less experience with them than I'dd like to have. I'm not in anyway related to Fluid, unless being a fan counts. Test environment I've had this boat for about half a year now, in that time I've taken it out on small, local rivers, alpine volume runs, a couple of playspots including Hawaii sur Rhone, the biggest river wave in Europe, out to sea for a bit of surfing and into a swimming pool. Review I made the right decision, this boat is what I wanted. I'm only learning to feestyle, but I could double pump this boat quite soon, by now I'm wheeling, kickflipping and landing on the...
(Updated: March 19, 2008)
fast and agile
About myself I am 1.5 years into kayakking now, and I'm getting the hang of it. I don't own any boats yet, but I mainly paddle a rainbow DNA. About the test environment Grade 2 (to low 3) whitewater, both rapids and playspots. Review The DNA is, by today's standards, a very long boat, which makes it very fast. I have surfed a wave in it that a more experienced person in a dagger GT couldn't hang on to. The agility is pretty good for such a long boat, it actually feels like you're paddling something small. However, the long flat deck also means it's easy to get grabbed (especially when you're actually too heavy for the boat and therefor sit very low in the water like me). The boat is also way too long for any serious playboating, and it actually gets in the way when playing in spots most boats would easily fit into. Because of the relatively small volume, this wouldn't be the most ideal boat for big drops ad stuff too. It is however a good boat for learning the basics...