Rated 4 out of 5áby Aus Perfect starter kayak
As others have said the tracking isn't the best, but for what this cost me on sale ($350) it is unbeatable. I got used to the tracking in about two minutes so it was never an issue. I've been out about 20 times over four months and love it! I can follow dolphins in it while paddling at 25% effort so once i come on a group of them it isn't any effort to keep up. The cockpit is huge so its easy to get in and out. That also means a little extra water can splash in on choppy days but it is a fair trade to be able to move around easily. The seat is comfy and at 6'1" and 210 i have no problems. As someone else said, I will probably get a better kayak in a year or two, but I didn't want to spend that much money until I was more experienced and had a better idea of what I wanted and if I would be on the water enough to justify paying more.
December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Water Dog Perfect for us.
We own three Kayaks. We have the wilderness systems tsunami 145, the trophy 126 and the perception sport rhythm 11. We travel the river systems of Ky on the weekends. This boat is perfect for that. It has plenty of dry storage and the hatch seals nice and tight. It is the perfect size for class 1+or lite class 2. It is very easy to maneuver in tight narrow passages plus it has enough sustain to coast the long flats with very mild paddling. It is a great all around boat for the beginner to moderate level paddler. The stability is good and the boat just cuts through the water with ease. Each boat has a specific purpose but this boat is very well for many situations. We have been very pleased with the quality and value of this boat.
October 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby A Dubz No Keel, No deal!!
This kayak performs very poorly on flat, calm, open water.. As some reviews will state, it has very poor tracking.. If you look at the bottom of this vessel, you will see it has almost no keel.. Only good part about the yak is a very cozy seat.. I did return this product and purchased a Catalyst 100 and am pleased.. Dicks associates were also very helpful.. Don't buy this kayak if you want to go FORWARD!!!
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Mando603 Great kayak
I bought this a few weeks ago when they had the sale. I'm new to kayaking so keep that in mind but I love this kayak! I'm a big guy, (6'4 270), and I find it to be very comfortable. It's easy to load into my truck and I can bring along whatever I might need for a day on the water due to the nice compartment in the back. It tracks great on the river and is pretty fast for a rec boat. All in all a great purchase.
July 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby toonyacker Best you can get for the price.
I purchased this kayak this spring on sale and with an additional discount it came to just under $350 total. I've been out on it 2 times, once on Presque Isle Bay and another on the Allegheny Reservoir in Sugar Bay. The kayak tracks much better than my husbands larger fishing style yak. I didn't notice a pull to the left like others and over all thought it handled very well. I think it handles even better with more weight and higher winds.
If you want to spend under $400 and are looking for a yak to take out on day trips or short camping trips this machine can't be beat. I highly recommend it! Splurge on higher quality paddles with the savings it makes a huge difference!
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Cherokee Spirit EXCELLENT KAYAK
I love the Perception Sport« Rhythm 11 Kayak especially like the large cockpit. This boat has great balance and tracks well in both open waters and on the river. It has wonderful maneuverability and packs well. I used it on day trips and a 5 day 131 mile trip down the Suwanee river and it was fantastic. The hatch is large enough and water tight. The seat although padded could have little more padding but the adjustable backrest compensates for it. For the price this may be the only boat you will ever need.
June 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby Mwalt86 Good beginner/ tracking not so great
Bought this kayak last year- I did a lot of reading and researching before settling on this one. I took it out and it seemed to do just fine. Many trips later and a year down the line I wish I had gotten a different one but settled with my decision as I knew eventually I would get another kayak. The storage is great, the seat is pretty good too!
June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby paul427 Nice Kayak
I am no expert by any means but, my son and I bought one. We have no regrets. Compared to a pelican model we have it tracks and goes like mad. Stable, comfortable seats. So far we can find nothing to gripe about. We going to buy another one to replace the pelican.
June 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby Eager Kayaker Not so satisfied.
Left turn...NASCAR style? I see some mixed reviews on here, but my experience is that if you want to go left you will be happy. If you want to paddle three times on the left, once on the right, and repeat- in order to go straight- then you will be happy. This kayak does not track well at all. It is a lot of work to get where you are going and if you stop paddling you will immediately turn left causing you to do a half circle.
The only reason I gave it a two instead of a one is because the cockpit is roomy and comfortable. I am getting rid of this kayak and hoping to get a new one that will actually allow me to enjoy my time on the water.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Winnebago guy great
This its my 2ND yak and love it. The tracking is super in my eyes. Glides nice. Seat is good too
May 16, 2013