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Old 06-06-2008   #1
land of the zulu, Colorado
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Best kayak for the grand canyon?

So im finally getting to go down the canyon and i want kayak the whole thing.(most of the days). currently have a wavesport EZ, that kills my feet. i was told that i need a bigger and longer boat to be able play in the big waves vs. what i have now. originally i was going to go toward a jackson fun or EZG50 but maybe now looking towands a mamba or deisel. any thoughts on whats a good all around choice to be able to play and crash huge holes? thanks...

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Old 06-06-2008   #2
Fort Collins, Colorado
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kayak for the big ditch

I went down the Grand a few years ago and switched off with a friend from raft to kayak, we had a diesel, it worked great. It was predictable and comfortable, yet able to surf as well.

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Old 06-06-2008   #3
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never done the grand by for days like westwater especially i really love my diesel 75
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Old 06-06-2008   #4
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necky rip or jive.
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Old 06-06-2008   #5
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If looking at the Mamba or Diesel, consider a Jackson Hero
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necky jive.
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Old 06-06-2008   #6
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long and fast and with a flat bottom, easy to roll in big water....
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Old 06-06-2008   #7
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Something that is comfortable, most of the river is flat and if your feet hurt you'll be someone no one will want to be around.
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Old 06-06-2008   #8
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You can pick one of these baby's up in Green River, Glen Did...

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Old 06-06-2008   #9
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X boat......if you can find one.....
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Old 06-06-2008   #10
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The necky jive because it is surf inspired boat, most Necky boats are for that matter. One of the Necky designers is a world champion surf boater so therefore makes great surf boats.

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