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A kayak's security is split in to primary and secondary security. Lifetime kayaks are developed to supply greatest primary security, while Emotion kayaks are developed to have a much better secondary security. The primary security is the kayak's resistance to any type of motion or roll. When a newbie first sits in a kayak, even the tiniest feel of tipping will make for a frightening very first encounter. Because of this, Lifetime kayaks supply a higher primary security to prevent wobbling. Emotion kayaks are for advanced paddlers and exhibition less primary security but even more secondary security. Second security is a rise in security as the kayak is turned on edge, implying the resistance to rolling rises the a lot more it rolls on its side. This is preferable because a state-of-the-art paddler can place the kayak on edge to turn the kayak with little threat of rolling over.
Just started kayak fishing and this is my first kayak. I have to say I am impressed. I had an Old Time 17' canoe that was a pain in the @#$ to haul around and I never felt very stable in it. Not a fun thing. So when I got this Kayak I was a little concerned but all the reviews said it was very stable and they were right! I am 5'6" and a good 260# and this kayak didn't even blink when I got in. I had plenty of water clearance and felt extremely stable. Beat the canoe hands down. Short and easy to get into. I was able to put a fair amount of tackle on it with me. It is a bit slow in Kayak terms but once I got the hang of it I was able to move along a a good pace for me. Have to get used to the wind wanting to turn me around easy but I can use an anchor next time and correct myself with my paddle. I will be adding a fishfinder and anchor trolley over the winter.
For a first time Kayak I would definitely recommend this Lifetime Kayak!
This Lifetime kayak is constructed from high-density polyethylene plastic (HDPE) for durability and light weight and blow molded into a single piece so there's no sharp edges or protruding hardware to scrape or scratch. Easy to transport in a truck, SUV, or minivan. Compact design allows you to store two kayaks on top of one another in the lower pass-thru compartment of a motor home or 5th wheel trailer.