By now you may have read a handful of Braaap first impressions penned by uber-paddlers. If you’re like me, and I know I am, you’re also interested in what your average paddle flogger thinks.
However, I’ve owned old school boats, yaks designed for the Green River race and a slalom kayak, so the traits of the Braaap aren’t entirely new to me. Nonetheless, I’m an “average” paddler and any foibles mentioned in the following may be due to the shortcomings of the paddler. It’s a slippery, watermelon seed of a boat. If you’re willing to develop the right technique, the return on investment will be substantial.