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Old 03-29-2006   #1
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New boats for **small** people/kids

Hi all,

Does anyone tried any of the newer boats designed for smaller people or kids?

I am 4' 11" 108 lbs. I had a Jackson Fun 1.5 previously but found it difficult to hand roll - with much practice I know that would change I might return to that as it is a great river runner for such a small thing! But I would like to try some of the newer designs first.

Since I may be assisting with kayak instructionals, I think I would be most interested in river runners (with play potential).


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Old 03-29-2006   #2
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I have had some success with the Trigger for small women. Also the Kinetic if you can find one.


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Old 03-29-2006   #3
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Hey Anne
Good to see your out there.
Ready for the run off?

Try the EZG 42.
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I'm 5'1" and love my S6 (190). I've done everything from big water to playboating in it.

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Old 03-30-2006   #5
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You cant beat the Jackson Kayak fun series for small people and kids!

These boats are built for small people and kids so when you sit it one there ready to go no retro fitting pads etc.

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Old 03-30-2006   #6
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Hi Annie - maybe we can paddle Deckers again this season! (this Linda from Coloradokayakers). I am going to look for a Trigger to try - I sold my Siren and RPM. Let me know if you try the Trigger - I'd like to hear what you think.
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I have a S6 190, which is at golden river sports for this weekends boat swap if you want to check a used one out.
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Old 03-30-2006   #8
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Hey Linda, Scott from the COyakers here, Confluence Kayaks has last years demo Triggers @ 575.00 in good shape and this years to the changes were in the hippads

The EZG 42 is listed for boaters 80-140 lbs you might want to look at it to.

See you on Deckers.
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Old 03-30-2006   #9
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I think we have a Kinetic in the attic of my garage...
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Old 03-30-2006   #10
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Thanks to all for sharing!

Linda, Rasdoggy -- good to hear from you too! Thanks for the warm welcomes 'back!'

As for the Pyranha S6, I can't find specifications (width, length, weight, cockpit size, etc) on the website. Can anyone provide any details?

Thanks again!


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