Setting Up a Safari for the First Time

I just purchased an Innova Safari. Can you offer some recommendations for setting it up?

It's important to set up the foot rest for your leg length. You want your knees slightly bent with about 6 inches of air below your knees. Then wear the thigh straps even when paddling on flat water. They will connect you to the kayak and give you more control as well as power, and your back will be better supported. Try different inflation pressures in the seat back to get the best feel.

Congratulations on your new boat! I think you will like the way it paddles. It's also quite fun in surf and rock gardens. Dressed correctly, you will feel invincible paddling the Safari in challenging water.