Originally Posted by gannon_w
You sound like you are truly interested in getting better and running more exciting runs. That said the best boat for you to run the river (play down) like you want to may not be the "easiest" to roll. You should focus on bombproofing your roll so all boats are "easy" to roll. Then you can get the boat that fits your style of desired paddling. Poudre park (i.e., Steven's down) is a super fun run at high water (4ft-6ft)...and at every level in a playboat...tons of everything to catch. So really work on getting your game up so you can choose whatever boat.
Since I started this thread last fall, I worked a lot on my roll over the winter. So now I am pretty comfortable with it. I was able to do a couple of combat rolls in my EZG with any problems on the Bridges (Poudre) the other day. Both the Hero and Burn seemed to roll pretty easy for me in a lake, even if I conscoiusly tried to use bad form. The burn might have been slightly easier, but both wre probablya little easier than my EZG42. So rollability is no longer as much of an issue.
But I still think high water and/or call IV rapids with my stern getting push around will still not feel very comfortable to me in the EZG42.
thanks for your comments,