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Old 12-01-2007   #1
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Burn L or jefe?

Hey guys,
I am about to buy and a boat, and I am having trouble getting a sense for the size of the Burn L. I know I should demo, but I cant. I have recently been paddling a jefe. before that I paddled a nomad 8.1. I am 6'1" 180 lbs. At this point, I love the jefe, but I have seen a lot of their hulls split, so I am considering a Burn. Looking at it, I expect the large burn to be slightly larger and faster than the jefe, be a bit more stable and edgier, and boof and resurface a little less easily. can anyone who knows both boats confirm this? I guess my worry is that the burn L is larger than I think, and I will be swiming in it.

ps I dont care about which ones outfitting you like better

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Old 12-01-2007   #2
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I demo'd a Jefe before I purchased my L Burn--I just didn't fit in a Jefe. I'm 6'6", 210. If you were happy with the size of your 8.1, I think that will be more comparable to a M Burn. I think the L Burn is around 8'5". I only paddled the Jefe once, but it was much easier to turn than my Burn, but that said, I don't have any problems with my Burn's manuverability (unless I'm pinned on a rock!). The different hulls with perform differently, with the Burn's hull carving into eddys easier.


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Old 12-01-2007   #3
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Size Matters

The Large Burn, is well, Large. I am 6' 180 and I feel like I am swimming in the Large burn. I fit well in the Medium and like it a lot. The Burn is a better river runner,The Jefe a better creeker IMO.
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Old 12-01-2007   #4
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well if you do decide to go with the L burn hit me up , I've got an 06 model with all its original outfiting still in the bag and I belive it's called sincro 6 outfiting in the boat . plus the warranty card you can fill out . It is brand new and I mean new. I've lake paddled it but its never seen a river and probably won't as long as I own it , its to small for me but I am a big dude so if you or anyone else want it post back or call 720-291-6945 I'll take 400 bucks for it no shit and this time I am not taking a highest bidder just call or post if you've got the cash its yours.
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Old 12-01-2007   #5
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bob i'll buy that burn from you. check your pm's.
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Old 12-03-2007   #6
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i love the jefe
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Old 12-03-2007   #7
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Thanks guys. I think this tells me exactly what I needed to hear. I will stick with the jefe.
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Old 12-06-2007   #8
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Make sure and check out the Grande. Though you fit fine in your Jefe fine at 6'1" 180, Johnny tweaked the design a bit for the Grande and people are finding it even more forgiving.

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