I was able to get my hands on these beauties - I have used it 2 days on the Solway, 2 on the Clyde and 1 on Loch Moidart/Sound of Arisaig, all calm unfortunately. My first impression is what an effortless paddle it is to use all day, it seems to encourage good paddling technique. I found some manoeuvring strokes and high bracing, if you need to sweep the trailing edge forward difficult.
It has also been used by beginners, 4*, 5* and 4*coaches. Apart from one 4* paddler, all loved it.
(See also this discussion on the Community Forum)
Douglas Wilcox - October 2004