Short Kayak Review by Senior Kayak Angler With Back and Balance Problems

Tony is an elderly gentleman from New Hampshire who the following review of hos W fishing kayak:

The 500 is great. It only took a minimum amount of time of actual paddling to get used to the kayak.
The weather is still bad but I am planning to get out next week and see if I can catch a fish.
My daughter Lisa and I have spent many hours fishing out of the kayaks on the weekends but I have not slimed the 500 yet. Today we had to quit because our hands got so cold.
The 500 is very stable and easy to control. The stability is very important as I had a major surgery on my back last year and somehow it messed up my balance.
You have designed a great craft. Thanks to you I can enjoy fishing again.

Tony

Balance Problem for Seniors Kayak Fishing

With age, and sometimes as a result of medical issues, our sense of balance deteriorates. The implications for kayak fishing are clear – We either need to fish from a more stable kayak, or quit kayak fishing altogether. An impaired sense of balance increases the risk of the angler capsizing their kayak, and therefore is a safety hazard.

Paddling a kayak with  an impaired sense of balance
Check the kayak before entering it

 It is advised to check the kayak before entering it, and not rely solely on its being advertised as a stable kayak.

Angler with disability testing a kayak
Paddler with balance disability testing a kayak -

Clearly, the most stable fishing kayak out there is Wavewalk’s W500, and it happens to be the most ergonomic as well, which is equally important, since it should be as easy and intuitive as possible for the senior paddler to balance and control their kayaks, especially if they suffer from an impaired sense of balance that compromises their kayak’s stability.