I recommend Punk Rocker for kids
My daughter has laid claim to my Punk Rocker now and, frankly, I would encourage any kid or smaller adults to go for a Punk Rocker to better enjoy river running. At 14 yrs old, my daughter styled her way through Brown's Canyon at 713 cfs yesterday and the Main Fork of the Salmon at about 15,000 cfs a month ago. She loves the Punk Rocker and wants to sell her Pink 2Fun now (give us a call if interested, 719-221-1824 or 800-571-2026 x204). Which, is fine with me. It is great to have her advancing with confidence and enthusiasm for intermediate river running now. I think the window of new runs is wide-open and on the fast-track for her now.
My 11 yr old daughter also did well on the Salmon in her Side-Kick, though she had a couple of swims. However, she watched her sis from a raft yesterday, but looked disappointed she wasn't kayaking too. Next time!
No risk, no reward. It is not that we have to, it is that we get to. Preparation and education are essential to self-confidence and success. - KV
"If there is no risk there is no adventure."- Bill Briggs