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Short answer: it will work fine (if it's a suitable size) if you've no other options but there are other types of kayak which better suit your needs. Specifically: this is a slalom kayak, it's a racing boat that's designed to be fast and manoeuvrable on moving water. It's designed for performance, rather than being forgiving to a beginner. Good points: ...


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I wouldn't take the boat you've pictured out on a fast-flowing river. I would use it on flat water, if there's no damage to the hull. For moving water I'd expect a seat that you wouldn't slide around in with a back rest (ideally adjustable but not necessary on an entry-level boat). Does that boat even have foot pegs or an adjustable front bulkhead to brace ...


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Compared to a 'lake' kayak, it will be hard for a novice to paddle in a straight line, and is not efficient (i.e. slower)) paddling in a straight line, so for day tours is less than ideal. You may have problems with it being too unstable and tipping you out. If you want one for fun and playing close to the beach, they are good and you will quickly learn to ...


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Can you specify you don't look for a whitewater kayak? Other than that the use you will do, and expect of doing in the future, of the kayak will be a big part of your choice: a little calm inland lake and sea will call for two different kayaks. My suggestion to beginners is always to try as many as you can, through renting, dealers demo days, clubs and ...



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