Friends of mine have been kayaking for over 10 years and they invited me to try it. I really liked it, cause it helps me get a little fitter and more importantly I’ve found it really helps me find some more much needed mental calmness. I’m now considering buying my first kayak on a small budget, mainly for calm water, small creeks, streams (I am in the Netherlands). Used is def. an option but so far most 2nd hands turning up are sea kayaks (or otherwise too long to fit my 4m long Kia Rio car).
So far I’ve used a Point 65 nemo touring model. A similar type Prijon (don’t know the model, it was through rental) - Today another friend gifted me an old Prijon whitewater kayak, I tried it on a local stream here, but yeah that’s not gonna work It was impossible to keep a straight line, although I loved the effortless ease of movement. Compared to it, the other models felt like very sluggish and hard to get into motion. I wouldn’t mind a mix between the tracking ability of a touring model, and the lightness of movement of a wildwater kayak.
i am 70 kilo at 1.73 meter height
In NL, this is one of the premier shops, from this list, what would be a good fit for me?
Preferably , keeping it below 500,-
They also list a few discounted/used models here: http://www.kanokoopjes.nl/cat.php?id=53
The Flex 11 looked like a good candidate for me?