I'm currently attempting to sell my "poor man's modified white water kayak" on Ebay in the hopes of purchasing a more sea worthy vessel come spring time.
I haven't paddled this kayak
yet but I'm leaning in it's direction so far.
It seems to be the perefect balance between price and function for me.
Here are some reviews if anyone is interested: #1 #2 #3 #4
It seems the major criticisms are the size of both hatches(10"), the fit of the hatch covers, and deck rigging that pops out of the clips. The new model has addressed all of these concerns. Now the front hatch is a 10" and the rear is a 16". I believe they have modified the hatch covers and they have replaced the deck rigging clamps. I'll have to check that out further, though, to be sure.