Rated 5 out of 5 by Rsm369 awesome light and love skeg option
I tried my friends 12 axis last year handled real nice and is very comfortable. I made in store purchase and the sales info and service I recieved was Top Rate. I would recommend my family and friends to shop here at LLBean. Everone was very friendly.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by NoYaks The best of flatwater & swiftwater crossovers
If you think you may want to use a kayak on a multi-day river/lake trip consider the Axis 12.0 Crossover. You'll need to pack the waterproof rear compartment as a backpacker with minimalist gear, but there is plenty of room for a 3 day excursion. If you happen to fish and eat what you catch your trip could be extended by a long time.
In Flatwater (lakes) you'll deploy the skeg and find a very stable and forgiving boat. When in Whitewater (rivers) raise the skeg and you can maneuver with ease.
I've rated the 12.0 as a 50/50 boat meaning it is great for both lakes and rivers. Some of the Crossover boats have a good deal more rocker making them better in rivers; which makes them a little less forgiving when in lakes, trying to get some glide and distance out of each stroke.
Overall a great boat!
March 1, 2015