Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-19-2010   #1
denver, Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2
2 fun or fun?

I'm new to kayaking and I would like to know which kayak would be right for me?
I really like the sound of the Jackson fun series however I cannot try them out for sizing so I do not know which one is right for me.

I am 5'7", my in-seam is 30", my weight is 133lbs (give it a few under or over by the time I can afford the kayak) and my foot size is 8.

I would like to fit well in the kayak but not outgrow it quickly and as I'm only 16 I still have time to grow so I don't know which I should buy, the 2fun or the fun?

I would really appreciate any help

jonnym149 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010   #2
JeremyTheMonster's Avatar
Your Mom!, Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 69
Just go to Confluence Kayaks. They likely have all the Fun sizes in stock, and they will definitely help you fit the right boat.

However, honestly, take some classes and demo demo demo demo demo. You will only find the right boat, both size and feel by trying out as many as possible.

JeremyTheMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010   #3
CUBuffskier's Avatar
Erie, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 237
Get a Fun not a 2 Fun - It will handle bigger water better and last you longer as you grow.
CUBuffskier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010   #4
denver, Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2
thanks, would the 2007 fun be too big for me though? I'm aware that it's bigger that the new series, but I haven't got much clue about it at all
jonnym149 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010   #5
Provo, Utah
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 114
I am 6' 2" ish and about 150 lbs with a 34 inseam. The fun is right at the cusp of being too small for me in terms of leg room. The boat is a lot of fun (no pun intended) and quite possibly the most comfortable boat I have ever paddled. Very easy to roll and fairly stable.

Can't help you on the 2007 Fun sizing, but I would recommend the 08-09 or 2010 fun. I paddle the 08-09 model.
afaust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010   #6
Have paddled a Quest
Fort Collins, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1984
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 102
I'm 150lb, 5'4", 28" inseam. The 2008 2Fun fits me well, but I am on the top end of the weight limit, so the performance is compromised a bit. If you had to make a choice between the two sight unseen, it sounds like the Fun would provide better fit and performance. Best would be to demo them, though, and other boats as well, then make up your mind.

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
Marco is offline   Reply With Quote

2fun, fun, jackson, size, white water kayak

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Think it would be any fun in a kayak? benrodda Whitewater Kayaking 1 07-16-2009 09:48 PM
Looking for a used 4 Fun pscoville Whitewater Kayaking 0 03-09-2009 08:56 PM
2 Fun vs. H3 Californiadawn Whitewater Kayaking 3 06-30-2008 10:03 PM
Super Fun, 4 Fun or EZG 60? treynolds Kayaking | Gear Talk 8 04-03-2006 09:52 PM

» Classified Ads

posted by jordanfrank7

I am selling my kayak to get ready for the winter season. ...

Dagger Nomad Large Blaze

posted by Rendezvous River Sports


Dagger Mamba Creeker 8.1

posted by rjskibum

2014-Dagger Mamba Creeker 8.1 Purchased July 2014 from...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.