It is perfect for enjoying the tsunami workout without worrying about capsizing all the time.
My needs did not include speed - which this kayak obviously lacks compared with the RTM and WS Tempest people paddle tsunami in tsunami the club tsunami I go to, but it is no turtle either.
Yesterday I have paddled for 5 hours in conditions that included 5' to 8' swells - some of which broke into waves kayak of similar height.
I felt like I couldn't enjoy the workout since I always had to fight to stay upright.A boat for calm lakes.WS should consider beefing-up the lower back support on the Phase3 seat kayak back.However - when I practiced self rescue with the club I now paddle with - I had no problem tipping it all the way over and rolling back up again using the "Eskimo Roll" technique we practiced.When I do lean it for turns - it holds the angle without feeling like I am about to roll over.Soft Touch Handles, rudder Ready, made in the USA.Bungee Deck Rigging w/ Reflective Static Perimeter Safety Line.With my Tsunami - I found that I could paddle along side my club mates and talk to them in pretty rough conditions without even looking where I was going.I know it is incredible tsunami - but I can tell you that it is true in my case.We had to go back and help kayak them back up several times. In that respect, I - surprisingly enough after reading all the neverwinter praise about WS's seating system, have to give the Tsunami slow a score.
Since this was so simple to solve - the grade of the over-all review has not been tsunami significantly reduced: My over-all score for the WS Tsunami 145 Gen 2.
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Since I planned on mostly solo paddling in diverse conditions in the open sea, I absolutely had to feel confident in the kayak I chose.
What I did was fit a RTM back-rest used in their kayak strap back system over the lower part of the original WS Tsunami back rest.
On this feature I give the Tsunami a score.To summarize - This kayak is exactly what tree I wanted and deutsch hoped it would be - it's fun, it's safe and stable, it is (now) comfortable for my back, and it is great in both calm waters as well as rough.Prev next condition: excellent length overall (LOA 14 make / manufacturer: wilderness systems model name / number: tsunami 145 propulsion type: human, wilderness system tsunami 145 very good condition spray skirt included 850 do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers.I didn't have to - the kayak simply stayed stable and I didn't feel that I was at risk of being surprised nook by a sudden swell or wake as with the previously mentioned kayaks.Because of that, the kayak had to at least not cause me greater pain than I already have.And better yet - It never felt like it was going to - and I paddled along side the swells and waves with the kayak lifting over the wave along side it as well as into the waves nose first and getting a smack full.Here is the whole story: I am a novice paddler.After reading some reviews - particularly the one in Canoe and Kayaking magazine which said "Don't paddle the Tsunami in a Tsunami and even more so after speaking with Ben from windows WS customer service who recommended against the Tsunami for what I needed -.Since I am a novice, I had no idea what that meant - Where and how would I feel that?On that I give the WS Tsunami 145 a score.The WS more than the RTM - of course.I can tell you that the lower-back support of the RTM and also the WS Tempest actually made me feel better during and even up-to 48 hours after paddling them.
So stability - both primary and secondary were critical.
Both tsunami 145 pro kayak felt like I had to work hard to stay upright.
My Tsunami did not capsize once.