Ok guys, here is my humble translation of the review, i did my best, please be gentle on me with your verdict on my english
First of all: the Wisper is rated 1,9 (this is the best rating of all tested folders)
Feathercraft is well known as pacesetter in the folding kayak industrie.
Hull and deck are made of urethancoated nylon and is seamless welded.
The longitudinal pieces are made of aluminum/magnesium alloy tubing, the crossribs are made of high-density polyethylene.
Thanks to the crafty frame construction, the Wisper needs just 4 longitudinal pieces, one of several actions for reducing weight.
Like the Fujita, the front and rear frame halfes are inserted into the skin thru the cockpit opening.
To this stage, the assembly is rather easy.
Now comes the point, where for flexing the telescopable middlepieces some extra fine motoricity, physical understanding and selfcontrol is required.
Frequently shifting of the cocking lever is necessary to cock the 5 longitudinal pieces step by step.
For this kind of work, you need 3 hands: the fist one opens the pin, the second pulls the lever and the third hand arrests the lever from sliding out of its hole.
Once this obstacle is overcome, the assembler is rewarded with an elegant as well as rigid boat in seakayak appearance.
As soon as sitting in the comfortable seat with air back lumbar support, the feeling proofs the meaning as folding sea kayak: two tubes serve as bracing bars and provide accurate contact with the boat, even to roll the kayak seems quite possible!
The Wísper is build on keel reacts on hip moves and carves turns easily, at some little costs of the initial stability.
The sharp bow cuts easy thru the waves. Because of the upswept bow the kayak has ample of buoyancy for not to geting stuck in the opposite wave after surfing into a trough.
The kayak is somewhat more demanding for novice kayakers, they will learn a faster, more seaworthy paddle.
When it comes to manufacturing, handling performance and erotic charisma ( how hey come to this criteria escapes me
) Feathercraft Wisper is top of the line. This is true for the retail sales price also.
The only rebuke is the assembly procedere. a special tool for stretching the hull would be desirable. Zölzer ( a german kayak company) help!
I hope this helps, i have a K1 and a big Kahuna, but am very temted to add a Wisper to my fleet of kayaks too!