These women were experienced kayakers, who came to try out the W Fishing Kayak –
They’ve been renting sit-on-tops for several years now, and almost took the final step to purchase two for their own, but decided they’d test a W kayak first, to see for themselves if the product lived up to the descriptions on the website.
They both stood-up and paddled around standing up. They both loved the comfort and stability of the plastic chair sitting over the saddle too! They both said it was just as stable with the chair. I sure think it is! They also said that sit-on-tops, no matter what you do, you’re wet after about 10 minutes… just from wave and paddle splash. But not in these W kayaks – they keep you dry!
They tested holding onto the chain fence railing beside the dock and could NOT get the hull they were standing in to go below the waterline and take on water, even standing on one leg with the other up in the air. They both said what I thought: if you get that far out of balance (without the fence to hold to) you’ll fall out before you ever take on water over the side.
They loved the kayaks… and after the test drive, they bought both of the ones I had on hand on the spot – They followed me to Simi, loaded their news kayaks up on top of their car, and off they went. They live in Huntington Beach about 2 hours from here. They were very knowledgeable about how to haul and tie down two kayaks on top of a car too.
After they had tested the W, these two experienced kayakers sure thought the W website hype was true!
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