I've searched the forum and have a bunch of info swimming in my head.
I'm a novice. Sold my InaZone 230 in 2004 and have regretted it since. I haven't been in a WW kayak for 8 years, but could roll and had a day of lessons in Idaho. We recently moved to Bozeman, MT and my rental house came with a Wavesport XXX that I'm pretty sure I can't fit and wouldn't be the best option for getting back into the sport. I figure I can get ~$150 for it.
At 6'1" 165# and sz.9 feet, I'm looking for a reasonably comfortable older boat to run class II or III. It must be reasonably forgiving and playful. My interests tend toward playing on smaller features and waves. Nothing that would kill me if I didn't make my line.
I have a bit of a phobia of drowning, but river running and playing appeal to me.
I'm looking in the $400 price range. (Way too many other hobbies... and kids). If price were not an issue, the JK Fun or the WS Fuse 56 look like good boats for what I want to do. My question is at my height and weight, what boats from the past should I be considering to get down to my price range?
Maybe the EZG 50?
Thanks all, Seth