Those new to kayaking probably don't want to start out with racing, and they should not start out with downriver kayaks either, simply because they're the easiest type to flip over.
Downriver kayaks are the ones to consider if you want to do any racing because they move swiftly, in a straight line, and they're difficult to turn.
Or if you like to go white water rafting, having rain clothes is important for keeping you from getting completely wet while paddling downriver.
Keep in mind that turning is more difficult in Downriver kayaks because most races will occur in open waters where light turning is necessary.
Kevlar kayaks are the most durable and are well-suited for whitewater or downriver kayaking.
It'll keep you dry while going downriver and you'll stay warm on cool nights.
Downriver. These kayaks are built for speed.
The downriver traffic consists chiefly of manufactured goods and timber, the latter mostly for the treeless governments of Samara, Saratov and Astrakhan, as well as for the region adjacent to the lower course of the Don.