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Old 09-23-2008   #11
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if your going to do high volume water go for the super. with the more volume you wont get pushed around as much. plus if you get the bigger boat then you will have more options for multi day trips.

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Old 09-24-2008   #12
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Hey thanks everyone for your feedback.
I just picked up a SuperHero and am looking forward to doing some creeking in it soon.
I am much more of a driver than a floater and I never pass up an eddy (especially when creeking) and I like the idea of a little more hull speed in the slightly longer SuperHero. My main paddling buddy paddles a Burn and it will be interesting to compare the two on a creek run together.

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Old 09-26-2008   #13
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One final note on paddler weight and creek boats.
If a boat says the maximum weight is 190, and I weigh 190, well I am over the limit.
This is maximum weight, not maximum paddler weight I assume (I know, never assume, but...)
Anyway, for a creek boat I have:
shorts and paddling shirt, dry top, booties, life vest, helmet.
You would really even need to include the weight of the paddle.
Add to that the throw rope, break-down paddle, water bottle & lunch, float bags and rescue kit.
Now my actual weight in the boat is probably at least 210 lbs!
Just a thought.

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