Let’s talk Kayaks for a minute. First off, I’m sure you know that Extreme Sports deals in Kayaks, right? If not, I just shared a little secret with you. Do you like feeling like a part of the club now? haha. But seriously, let’s talk about FeelFree Kayaks.
Labor Day weekend is known as the working man’s holiday. Why? Well, it is a tribute to the working man. It is supposed to be a vacation… the “last” summer weekend. I use quotes because summer doesn’t officially end until September 22 (this weekend), but people think that it’s the last weekend of the summer. And a lot of people try to soak up those rays as best they can.
This last Labor Day I got to go Kayaking! Have you ever been kayaking? It’s a lot of fun! You should try it!!
I’m not really sure how it all came about, but I got to go Kayaking. For I don’t know how long, all of the Weston’s have said, “let’s go kayaking,” but it hadn’t happened until now. We actually went down to Underwood’s Crag-O-Lea which is the site of our Trails for Kids (in the spring), Big Sugar Creek there in Pineville, Missouri.
I believe (Deb and Grady or Justin can totally correct me if I’m wrong) we had with us a FeelFree Lure 11.5, a FeelFree Lure 13.5, and a FeelFree Big Fish 105. Again, totally correct me if I’m wrong. I started out on a tandem kayak but eventually Deb and I swapped places and I got to try out the FeelFree Lure 11.5.
For those who don’t know what Tandem means… it’s a two-person kayak. When I was on the 2 person kayak, I was on with the little boss lady. Our weight varies considerably, obviously! So I kept jumping forward in the shallower areas of the creek to redistribute weight and yelling, “Think thin!” It became quite comical really. But Deb wanted me to try a single person Kayak as well so she and I swapped kayaks about halfway through the trip.
I made sure to bring my dry bag with me. They are handy to have no doubt. They help keep towels and cell phones dry. Always a must, especially when water sports are in the mix. But, these kayaks have a really cool feature of a dry storage compartment! Deb and Grady still put their phones in ziplock bags and dry bags for extra measure, it is smart, but the towel… it went straight into the dry compartment and only got wet when we got caught in the rain and it was out.
You put your stuff in there and it locks up tight. Especially handy if you were to tip over, which don’t worry, none of us did… this round. ha!
You also have a drink holder. Always handy. Of course! And there were great feet pedals for you to place your feet on and they make you feel comfortable while sitting on the river.
At one point we decided to get off and play in the water. So, here’s a fun feature… you can strap your paddle to the kayak. Therefore you won’t lose it down the river floating away and be up a creek without a paddle. haha. I soooooo wanted to get that in there somehow!
We had seats on this kayak that were extremely comfortable. Grady had his sitting lower, mine was raised up. Either way, these seats were extremely comfortable.
Let the fun begin
I am not an expert on kayaking. Talk to Justin for that!! But I can tell you from experience, this was a lot of fun! I’m ready to go back. It was a good workout too. You may not think it would be, but it is/was. Mark offered to let me try his kayak out too. It was the same type but longer than the one Deb put me on. I didn’t swap though. I plan on going again and I plan on trying out the other kayaks just because.
I can tell you, a bad day on the water is better than a good day on dry land! Even if it is raining and the rain is cold. Just saying. And no, there wasn’t any lightning. We didn’t have to put the lightning rule in effect!
So whether you want to go SCUBA Diving or Kayaking… We have you covered! Trust me… Any day in the water is better than any day on dry land! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!