I am trying to help a kayaking relative with a new boat purchase. Does anyone here have direct experience in both the Progression and Reflection. Unfortunately, I only have about 15 minutes in each at a demo event, so not much help. Both boats have well publicized surfing capabilities, but for this paddler surfing is not a primary activity during outings. The main interests are maneuverability and how each handles in lumpy, at sea conditions and in winds. Besides some dimension differences, both boats seem to have similar intended purposes.