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Old 07-04-2008   #1
Montrose, Colorado
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Play boat sizing

I am looking at getting a newer play boat. At 5' 8" 190 lbs I am right on the line between the medium and the large size in many play boats. I can fit comfortably in medium boats but I am wondering which direction to go for the best performance?

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Old 07-04-2008   #2
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I went w/ the smaller(allstar) and really wish i would have gone bigger. While the smaller boats maybe easier at first, i think the biggs will give better performance and be more versatile in the end. p.s. if you demo a bigger play boat make sure you take the time to outfit properly i think this is were i sold myself short when i decided to go smaller.

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Old 07-04-2008   #3
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AGREED! At 190 I learned all my flat water tricks in the superstar.. It might have took a little more time than if I went with the allstar but now I have a boat that will actually pop me out of the water..
Plus it runs bigger water great.
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