Originally Posted by Trout Bum
The Ammo looks killer but it has been suggested to me that a playboat style 'yak might be difficult to learn in (I've only been out a few times and I think the same goes for whitewaterboy). Do you think the Ammo makes a good first boat? If so, would you recommend playboats for first boats in general? Also any thoughts on the old school Hammer to learn with or the more updated Inazone? Thanks for your advise, its certainly appreciated!
The Ammo is a River Runner/ Creeker, it also just so happens to have a planning hull which means it is also good at surfing and basic moves like cartwheels and spins, it is not a playboat. The Ammo has significantly more bow and stern volume then a playboat, it will run creeks, big water, and do ok at the local playhole. The Ammo is forgiving for a first kayak, and rolls easy, so yes I would recommend it for a beginner...some other good choices would be the Wavesport Diesel, Jackson Hero, and LiquidLogic Remix.
Oh, and Chriskayaks...you should stop telling beginners to buy sit-on-tops...are you trying to sell them or what? Ah, yes you are...just check out the link on the bottom of his signature.