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Old 11-30-2007   #1
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Rocker v. Mega Rocker

I'm trying to decide between the Rocker and Mega Rocker, and was wondering if anyone has an opinion. I'm about 6', 175. I'll use it for a fair amount of multi-day trips, but most river days will be only one day affairs. The specs recommend a max paddler + gear weight of 200 lbs for the Rocker, and I'll hit that before I even start loading overnight stuff. Any smaller guys out there paddle the Mega Rocker? Anyone load down a Rocker and think it paddles like a dream? Thanks for the input.

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Old 11-30-2007   #2
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Rocker vs. Mega Rocker

shit vs bigger heavier piece of shit

Not to be confused with the street vanacular "The Shit" like shit is a good thing. I mean acutal stinky brown, get on your fingers, shit.

Get a Habbitat.

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Old 12-01-2007   #3
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That's a pretty visceral response to the question. You ever even paddle either of the boats in question?
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Old 12-01-2007   #4
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Don't mind lotsa. He's just trying to get some insults out before I land on him in Ecuador. That way, he wont sound like such a cry baby later (which we all know he is). Don't make me bust out the fat jokes, boy. Name three people who paddle a habitat in CO and don't bring Leif's mom into this.

I'm 6'1", 180. I've only done a couple overnighters in my Rocker. She's heavy at my weight, but gets by. Mosly I use her on tight creeks to show up lotsa's lines. If you're really going to be doing multi days, get the Mega. She's the best multi day boat on the market. If it's just going to occasional multi days and mostly CO boating, get the Rocker. If you want to paddle with lotsa, you better buy an inflatable doll..

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Old 12-01-2007   #5
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Joe, you're full of poop if you say you're 180lb
I weigh 170 - 175
Either boat will work. I know a few people that prefer the Mega even though it's a little bigger because it tracks better for them.
If you want to boof your ass off in tight creeks I would suggest the Rocker. Sounds like you should buy the smaller boat and deal with the downsides of self support in the smaller boat.
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Old 12-01-2007   #6
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I am three houndred twenty pounds . I spelled it for the effects. And the megashit gets me down the river . I am only a class III boater but if there was a way for you to do a conversion table for my weight/class vs your weight/class here is a good starting table and with its lack of edge design everyone said it looked good on the water line , however I did run westwater in it and lets just say for safety's sake all I packed was a power bar. but I could have packed at least 2 more bars , a picture of a break down paddle and a 50' throw bag of 3/32 rope with a key chain size non locking carabiner , ( for climbing of course)
Laugh it up but I do weigh that and it is a great boat. I love to kayak and It is the only boat I roll in.

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