We have just been into a top kayak retail store in Sydney and have taken some up close photos of the quality they are selling. As you can see, the quality is terrible and tells us they kayaks have been heated too high and been using poor quality plastics, causing air bubbles and therefore making the plastic brittle and inferior to Winner. This is a massive, bricks and mortar Australian retailer who is selling poor quality kayaks to unsuspecting consumers. This is also the case for many cheap end online kayak stores. If its to good to be true, it is!