I LOVE my Bellyak! It is now my preferred method of kayaking! The connection to the water is amazing, as well as the ability to hop back on when you fall off. The Bellyak is awesome for the avid kayaker and white water enthusiast but also maneuverable and stable for the recreational yakker. I, personally, am slightly older than middle age and am enjoying it immensely in our local river, which has quiet flows and class twos. Great workout, great fun, great kayak.
It was so liberating the first time I tried it: no confined spaces or numb legs and feet. I USED to kayak. I have found a new joy in river sports – the Bellyak®.