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Kayak Skill Rating System

Frontenac Outfitters Disclaimer: The Skill Level Guide below is of a general nature ONLY and is designed to help guide potential customers towards kayaks that may best suit their individual kayaking needs.

Family:Previous kayak skills not required. Kayaks accommodate numerous body sizes & shapes for a no surprises, user-friendly family paddle in protected waters.

Beginner: Previous kayak skills not required. Kayaks provide exceptional initial stability for a user-friendly, paddle. Day tours or the odd overnight in normally sheltered waters.

Beginner to Intermediate: Previous kayak skills not required. Kayaks offer excellent blend of stability with increased performance. Day tours to multi-day paddles in some open water conditions with some form of shelter normally present.

Intermediate: Previous kayak skills are not always essential. Kayaks provide less initial stability and greater secondary stability. Designed for more aggressive, performance-oriented paddlers who may chose to refine their skills long term. Day to multi-day tours in more challenging & diverse conditions.

Intermediate to Advanced: Prior sea kayak skills a necessity for most. Kayaks excel in specific areas (i.e. performance, edging, rolling, etc.). Designed for the most aggressive & skilled paddlers or those that strive to be. These kayaks excel in virtually any conditions.