The Necky Rip 10 kayak brings performance heritage to the recreational class. The Necky Rip is a lively, playful, beginner to intermediate kayak designed to help grow paddling skills without sacrificing fun on the water. The efficient length and a sharp keel give the Necky Rip tremendous glide. Features include a large roomy cockpit for easy entry and exit, a Quick-Seal stern hatch for ample dry storage with a bulkhead for added security, as well as a specially engineered foam seat back pad, a water bottle holder, and ample thigh pads for superior comfort. The Support Track Foot Brace System is intuitive, easy to reach, and quick to adjust. The contoured rubber is comfortable and offers a great grip, even with bare feet.
|Length:||10 ft 6 in / 3.2 m|
|Width:||29 in / 73.66 cm|
|Weight:||43 lb / 19.5 kg|
|Capacity:||300 lb / 136.08 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||46|
|Leg Room - Total:||46|
|Cockpit Size:||46.5" x 19.5"|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit Inside|
I purchased a Necky Rip 10 Storm in 2013... There were other competitive brands priced less however based on reviews I decided to spend a little more and buy a Necky. After a year's use in various types of water I couldn't be more pleased with the performance of the Kayak. "Pros" The Kayak is well constructed and has maintained its structure and appearance. I am male 5-9 155 and during my use the Kayak was well balanced, tracked well, maneuvers well and has handled every challenge I have put it through. The kayak looks very good in the water. The kayak has good looking, level, buoyance height in the water for a person of my size. The boat is of manageable weight for transporting and lifting onto the roof of a truck. "Cons" The seat and foot rests are of "OK" quality but could be better for a boat in this price range. The Kayak cuts through rough water/ waves well.. but perhaps to well... it will take practice with your Kayak to position the bow when going through rough water so you don't constantly end up with a lap full of water. I would recommend this Kayak.
Boat tracks to the left with skeg deployed. Very responsive with skeg up for a recreational boat. Easy to get in and out of and very stable. The hatch stays dry and the lid is easy to open and close with a little practice. It tracks left fairly hard with the skeg down, makes paddling up river a bit of a chore. At this price it's a problem I can live with tho.