Ok, I know this topic has been done before, but I need some info on oil canning. I am fairly new to kayaking and I have noticed some oil canning on the bottom of my ez. Since the boat is fairly new (less than a year) I am puzzled as to why this has happened. Even more puzzling to me is why I should care? I know this is bad, I have been told this by many people, but I have not noticed any difference in performance (this could very well be because I am not good enough to notice a difference yet). I have been told on more than one occassion that wavesport ez's are known for this type of defect. Can anyone help me understand what has happened and how this will affect my boating?