I never thought we would be considering one of these, but at a paddlefest my son and I tried a few. My almost 20 yr old son said he would definately come to the lake more ! bonus for mom! I enjoyed it for just being out there on the lake and I could handle this myself.
We tried a few Hobies ie ATR not sure if 11.2 or 12 though which we liked the best over a poly dura-sup board and a couple of others which one was a displacement board. My favorite way was sitting down which was much easier and relaxing although I stood mostly.
We are in western PA and wondered if there were some others to try as i know there must be a large difference in them just like kayaks ie performance etc. Also - should we buy one adjustable carbon paddle? any suggestions on a decent one not terribly expensive (for comparison an aquabound stingray paddle is decent for kayaks and not expensive)
Prices vary but we are hoping under 1500 or less I am 150lbs ish and son is less.