I paddle a Looksha IV plastic. Out here on Alaska'a Aleutian Chain just about every kayak is plastic. Fiberglass would not hold up to well out here. I am assuming you paddled a fiberglass IV. Having never paddled a fiberglass model I find it interesting there is that much difference.
Brought to you from beautiful Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
N 53°51.140' W 166°30.228' (WGS 84)
: Necky Looksha IV--I really liked this boat!! I tried the plastic model about
: a year ago and didn't like it. Necky should rename the plastic version,
: since their paddling characteristics are not all that similar. It carved
: turns like my Guillemot, and had a decent cockpit fit. I'd chop off the
: rudder if I owned one, though, and seriously consider building a longer