William F. D.wrote a review of Necky Looksha 12 Kayak on June 22, 2009
My style of kayaking is changing now that I am older. Living in southwest Florida I have opportunities for exploration of the vast ecosystem of mangroves and off shore keys. I was looking for a new kayak that would be easy to maneuver as well as tough enough to get to the various keys that were a few miles from shore in deep water. I tested the Looksha 12 at a kayak event that is held annually in Captiva and liked how it handled. I ordered one.
What a surprise. It handles like a dream. I am surprised how fluid it is and the way it responds in turns and tight situations. In the mangroves are many tunnels that open to large open water which my larger kayaks were hard to navigate through. Since the Looksha is only12' long it goes through easily. The second outing I was running slightly ahead of a large rainstorm which developed quickly. The water in the pass became choppy with waves of about 2 to 3'. It glided through easily and quickly.
I plan to kayak the new Calusa Blueway, a marked trail from St. Petersburg to the Florida Keys in the fall and I have total confidence with the Looksha 12.
By the way. Ordering from Backcountry was hassle free.