The Ocean Kayak Frenzy Kayak performs well on surf, tight rivers, and flat water due to it's short length and built in keel. The Frenzy kayak is stable enough for beginning paddlers, but spunky enough to provide years of fun on a variety of water types. It is outfitted with a Comfort Plus seat, a skid plate, as well as hard plastic side carry handles.
|Length:||9 ft / 2.74 m|
|Width:||31 in / 78.74 cm|
|Ocean Kayak Scupper Plug Size:||4 Small|
|Weight:||43 lb / 19.5 kg|
|Capacity:||300 lb / 136.08 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||48|
|Leg Room - Total:||48|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
Received my new Frenzy yesterday afternoon and I immediately took it out on the Potomac River for a few hours and I have to say it is just wonderful! This is my second Frenzy, the first one I had was about 10 years ago and I loved that one too! It was packaged by ACK very well. Bubble wrap, then cardboard, then heavy duty plastic over that. Arrived in pristine condition. These are short, wide, stable little boats. Very fun, and very stable in rough water. Not the fastest boat due to its width and length but then again it excels in what it is intended for, which is being a highly maneuverable and light boat and man, can you surf the heck out of it in good waves! These things are awesome to take to the coast to catch some hurricane effect waves! Great for fishing also. I have dragged the small, light Frenzy through forests to reach little hard-to-reach ponds that have most likely never seen a boat before and fished the parts away from shore with ease. A small fish on the line will drag you and your Frenzy around quite well! Bottom line, when I wanted to get a kayak again, I knew I wanted a Frenzy again, and I was happy they still made them! The side carry handles are a handy upgrade from the older version I had! If you want a light, handy boat that you can surf the snot out of or go exploring in, here is your boat!
The Frenzy used to come with carry handles. Unfortunately Ok ships them with out not. Hard to carry without them. Pretty good fishing yak for the money though. I think you can add the handles for about $25...
I bought the Austin Kayak package for the Ocean Kayak Frenzy. The kayak price alone was the best I could find anywhere, and the package made it an even sweeter deal. Austin Kayak's customer service was outstanding before and during the shipping process. One caution, if you are buying on a tight schedule, then be aware that the shipping company (not ACK) might delay the delivery 1-2 days beyond the promised date due to severe weather in transit or due to failure to unload the cargo as scheduled. Both AK and the shipping company were hugely helpful during our shipping process, but still could not deliver the package before we left for vacation. Just a cautionary tale. The kayak and gear arrived amazingly well packaged. Be sure to unwrap yours and inspect it before signing for delivery. We love the Frenzy and the PFD we chose with the package. The paddle was very stiff to take apart (actually required a 2 person pull) until we added WD40 on the contact surfaces. The Frenzy is all the good things you have read in other reviews. It is stable, nimble, tracks well, and easily paddled by a medium height, slender 9 year old. Another caution, if you are buying the Frenzy for a larger male or an adult female, be aware of seat width, not the kayak width, I mean the seat width. If it is not listed in the description, then web search the item to get the information. We bought the Frenzy for an evenly proportioned 190# female, and found the seat width too narrow to use. We simply didn't check it prior to purchase. The Frenzy became the kayak for the kids or another adult, and we are buying another Ocean Kayak Caper for its greater seat width. A small increment makes a big difference. I suggest getting a PFD with front bellows pockets for anyone old enough to use a small camera or phone. We use 240cm paddles with both the Frenzy and Caper with good results. I highly recommend the Frenzy (with the seat width caveat) and Austin Kayak! We will be back for more purchases.
Excellent kayak. I also want to commend Austin Kayak and their delivery service - exceptional customer support and the kayak arrived in Florida 4 days after ordering. I couldn't be happier and I'm about to order a second one for a family member.