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Old 04-25-2006   #1
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help with a playboat

I need anyone's advise who might know a good playboat for me to fit into. I am 5'8 and 150 lbs. I have been looking at all the boats in the boat swap and when I find 1 where Im within the weight range of the boat, the person who owns it says they are about 5"3 and there is know way I will fit in it. I already have a creek boat, so I was trying to find a strictly rodeo boat rather than an all around. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 04-25-2006   #2
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Kingpin 6.1

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Old 04-26-2006   #3
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i am the same size and had a S6 190 i loved and now have a 420 s/m which is the perfect volume and size for me
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Old 04-26-2006   #4
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Kingpin 6.2

I'm the same height and weigh a tad less. I was advised by several people to go with the 6.2 over the 6.1 as I was on the upper weight range of the smaller size. I just bought this boat on Saturday and absolutely love it. My .02...

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Old 04-26-2006   #5
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I would highly recommend the S6, S6F, 420, and Kingpin. The ZG, EZG, and maybe even the cheaper and older option of the G-Force. I like all of these boats, have paddled some more extensively than others, but thought they were all good playboats. I would say sit in these and pick the one that feels the best as they all come in varying sizes.

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Old 04-26-2006   #6
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Strictly rodeo boats. I'm 5'9-5'10 and 145lbs. Been doing the freestyle thing for >10 years.... With that said.. Any of these boats will get the job done well.

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I'd personally stay away from the S6F, S6X etc.

Basically any of the new rodeo boats will do. If there's 3 sizes you want the middle one and if 2 size you want the large one.

Good shopping.


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