Time for a new playboat - Kingpin 6.3/S6X-205/Airhead?
Just sold my Id 7.0 and I need a new used playboat (can't afford a new one). I've paddled the Kingpin 6.3 a little, but am also considering an Airhead or S6X-205. Here's my understanding of these boats:
Kingpin - good for loops and cartwheels, everyone seems to like it
Airhead - bad for cartwheels, good for loops, corky in bigger water
S6X - nobody seems to like this boat, too unforgiving they say
I'm tall with big feet, but I've sat in and fit into all of these boats, and weigh a slowly declining 215 pounds. I'd appreciate any feedback from people who have paddled them, since all I've paddled is the Kingpin, and not really long enough to feel it out. Would I overweight the Kingpin?
I would really be psyched about the S6X but for the 100% negative reviews people seem to give it. A friend at the shop I used to work at even said the Pyranha team paddlers didn't like it. This fact seems to be underscored by the lack of Kingpins and Airheads for sale in the CO used market and the presence of several S6Xs for sale here. I also might consider a G-Force 6.3.
Bear in mind I've paddled some spuds a little, but never owned one. Thanks for any and all opinions...
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