Why don't you find a local dealer and ask for a demo?
I live in Southern New Hampshire. We have fantastic lakes here for Kayaking, sailing, etc. I have access to at least 3 nice lakes within 5 minutes drive time. I first saw a TI at a Hobie dealer in Lake Winnipesaukee (the big lake, 2+ hours drive north of me) and I wanted one ever since. Of all the dealers in NH, only the dealer in the big lake area has one on display.
I guess my next move will be as “chrisj” suggested will be to ask them to let me and my wife to Demo it. Unless someone on this board who lives near me is willing to let me ride along.
Very frustrating to say the least.
Thanks and fair winds.