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Review Detail

Manitou sport
Boats & Boards
(Updated: September 19, 2008)
Overall rating 
Value / Money 

This kayak may surprise you

About the reviewer

I have been kayaking open water for 4 years. I am a Fort Collins High school student, and dream of sea kayaking. My fav spot is Horsetooth Res.

Test environment

Calm, Flatwater


This is a truley amazing kayak. It is natural to underestimate this kayak. Its only 11' long, so it would be natural to assume it might not be a great tracker or keep up with a longer kayak. But looks can be deceiving. Upon Entry, I was shocked at this kayaks performance. It tracked like it was on rails, decent speed and acceleration. It is an ease to paddle in a straight course, but turns when you command it to and very stable initially. While not as fast as the longer manitous, it has a great blend of all performance aspects and tracked as good. pretty attractive kayak too.


good for one day flatwater trips. Covers distance well, can hold a straight course.


About Me
Location: Sleldon Lake
Age: 15
Weight: 86.2 kgs
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