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Old 02-19-2010   #1
cheyenne, Wyoming
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Noobie need quick advise

I'm 6'4'' 170lbs looking for a boat that will fit me well. If anyone has any suggestions or even a boat for me please tell me.

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Old 02-19-2010   #2
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Tall and skinny - tough one. You'll probably end up in something with more volume than would be ideal but that's not such a bad thing, especially for a beginner. My advice would be start by looking here: CKS| Whitewater Kayaks: Rodeo/Freestyle Kayaks, Free Running Kayaks, River Running Kayaks, Creeking Kayaks . CKS just does a good job of providing information about their boats. That site or the manufacturer site often have info on max inseam, which will be the size problem you'll run into. I think for most boats you'll end up getting the largest one to fit your legs. I would get something in the "Free Running Kayak" category if you are an aggressive beginner or "River Running Kayak" if you are a less aggressive beginner. This site (mountainbuzz) is a good place to find used gear.

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Old 02-19-2010   #3
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KSC is pretty much right on. I would add using this site as a reference:

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You can do nice boat searches and see a lot of specs and designs in one place like CKS.
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