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Old 09-29-2013   #1
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1974
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What are you paddling?

Fairly new poster but old lurker here. I haven't seen this asked recently and boats seem to change so much nowadays. Far cry from my Lettmann Mk V and Seda Equipe, that lasted 10 years, with lots of patching, until I finally broke down and bought a Dancer. I'm an old racer from Ledyard and later river runner in the Southeast, and have been here in COS for 20 yrs. Back in a boat now with four kids starting to paddle so lots of new interest in kayaks.

I'm starting to learn some familiar names here but have no idea what most of you are paddling.

Here's my latest and greatest:

Remix 79
Superstar and Allstar
About to pull the trigger on a new Burn L

Please share yours plus maybe what you're looking at next. Any comments about what you like or would like to see changed would be great.


Jon Snider

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Old 09-29-2013   #2
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Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
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My "quiver" includes:

Pyranha 420 (playboat)

Pyranha Ammo S (downriver play)

Pyranha Burn M (creek boat)

Pyranha Fusion M (multi-day kayak)

(see a trend here?....)

looking to trade in the 420 for a Jedi or Molan

and possibly eventually get a heavier duty creeker like the Shiva S.

got an old Dagger Transition as well that I have been considering trying to turn into a squirt boat by heating the stern with a heat gun and backing my car onto it to compress the rear deck...

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Old 09-29-2013   #3
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JK Karma (Creek)
JK Allstar (Play/River runner)
Murky Waters Ninja (downtime squirt)
Murky Waters Angst (river squirt)
ATI Shredder (everything else)
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Old 09-29-2013   #4
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villian.. creekboat... rockstar.. playboat .. looking at the 2014 rockstar
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Old 09-29-2013   #5
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Rockstar Med. Stomper 90
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Old 09-29-2013   #6
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Silverton, Oregon
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This is my first post - yeah! I've been paddling for 3 years now (MN and WI), and have been following the Buzz for about a month. The timing of this thread is funny because just this morning I listed our (me and my wife's) current fleet at the start of my second Paddle Log (Journal).

- 2013 JK Karma S (Just purchased - never in water!)
- 2011 JK Villain S (Paddled at end of last season; LOVE IT! - fast, stable/forgiving, and responsive.)
- 2011 JK Hero (The boat I did most of my learning on; great in tough stuff or for learning.)
- 20?? WS Diesel 80 (Quite large for my 135#, but my 6'0" height helps, and I outfitted it well; intended to be a "buddy boat" - a boat for friends/relatives who want to come along - but I use it here and there on bigger runs. I love it's edging, and it's size makes it really stable.)

- 2013 JK All-Star (At 135# this is a downriver play-runner for me, and I love it!)
- 2012 JK 2Fun (My wife's play-runner, which she really likes, and it rolls great!)

- 2011 JK Rogue 9 (My wife's first boat; nice for overnights, but long; currently for sale.)
- 20?? JK All Water 10 (Actually my father's boat - bit of a beast, but works for him.)

Yeah, we love our Jackson boats! I usually tweak the outfitting to suit my needs (Happy Seat, added foam under the sides of the thigh braces - to bring the knees in, hip pads, etc.). I love how quickly you can adjust the fit, and I LOVE that there is no aluminum rail along the outer wall supporting the bulkhead! My feet/toes always jam against these in boats that have them (e.g., the Pyranha Fusion S I paddled my first season, and my Diesel). JK also has the best customer service of any of the boat companies imo. I've contacted them all with questions or looking for recommendations, and JK consistently provides the friendliest and most thorough responses.
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Old 09-29-2013   #7
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I love my Jackson's also! Best outfitting and designs (IMHO)

Current Quiver:

Jackson Karma M (love this creeker)
Jackson 2013 All Star
Jackson Zen 75 (for going fast)
Jackson Dynamic Duo (For taking my Daughter down harder runs for her, She is normally in a FUN 1 or Sidekick)

Jackson SUPer FISHal -for anti-raft multi-day self-SUPort

my 2014 wishlist:
2014 Rockstar L
Karma longboat
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Old 09-29-2013   #8
Craig County, Virginia
Paddling Since: 2004
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Current boats:

LL Remix 69
LL Jefe (5 welds)
Jackson Fun (1 weld)
Perception Corsica S
Hyside Mini Max
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Old 09-29-2013   #9
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fluid bazooka (creek)
Fluid dope (hole play)(heh heh heh)
Fluid element carbon (wave play)
Fluid detox (backup/loaner boat - it's a little small for me)
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Old 09-29-2013   #10
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You can't go wrong with a Burn L. Love that shit.

"We're gonna need a bigger boat"
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