I asked a question in regards to the Ascend FS12T kayak and a few people have said they were "slow" due to the width of it. So I went around and did some research and I'm even more confused. Everyone seems to love the Jackson Cuda 12 and I've rarely come across anyone saying that it's "slow". WS Tarpon 120 seems to be another favorite and I've heard it's a "faster" kayak. The WS Ride 115 is another well loved yak and again I don't hear people saying that it's slow. I've listed the widths of the 3 kayaks that are "faster" than the Ascend and one is the same width, one is an inch smaller, and another is two inches wider. What makes the Ascend so slow? Is it because it's not a WS, Hobie, Jackson, etc? Or am I missing something?
Ascend FS12T: 31"
Jackson Cuda 12: 31"
WS Tarpon 120: 30"
WS Ride 115: 33"
Edited by rschreck (05/24/15 11:44 PM)