Quote Originally Posted by James Smith View Post
If you put the pedals in backwards so the leading edge of the fins is facing the rear of the kayak it will go backwards. Please don?t ask me how I know that.
I did that once when surf launching in 2-3ft breakers. Total yard sale after I did a major dump. Good thing everything important was lashed. I also use a towel to strip into. Once an awhile the line will get tangled but its no big deal. If you put one pedal all the way forward then you won't get a tangle with the fins since it raises them up against the hull. One thing to keep in mind is that the Hobie uses a back and forth leg motion and the Native uses a circular motion. Our legs are much stronger going back and forth. I've pedaled for hours on end and didn't really feel that fatigued and I'm not in that great of shape.