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Old 06-20-2015   #1
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Buying my first kayak

Hey guys recently bought a duckies just to get out on the water getting hooked on the river and now looking to by my first white water kayak I am 5'10" 180lbs and was looking at the liquid logic airhead and was wondering what advice anyone would have on that as my first vessel.

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Old 06-23-2015   #2
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There is a kayak for sale in the Salida newspaper, Mtn. MailClick image for larger version

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Old 06-23-2015   #3
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I would buy used there are a lot of good deals for a full package. I have a Jackson Zen 75 for sale that may work for you. I can outfit you with a full package including boat, spray skirt, and paddle for $700. If you need a dry top and helmet we can talk about that too. Do some research and paddle some differenct boats to find the best boat for you.
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Old 06-23-2015   #4
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You should repost this in the Kayaks forum if you want more replies. This forum is for discussing river access and safety issues.

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Old 06-23-2015   #5
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I will move it to the appropriate forum. I would strongly avoid the Lazer. It's fast, but that's about it. Super uncomfortable and quite unstable for a long boat... Wouldn't recommend the Airhead either. There are a few decent options in the swap:

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Old 06-23-2015   #6
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Thanks guys new to the whole forum thing appreciate the feedback.
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Old 06-23-2015   #7
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It sounds like you are looking used, which is the right thing to do.

For more forgiving boats : In the used kayak section for sale of the site, there is a Karma Large, Karma Medium, and a Liquid Logic Remix for sale. All about your size.

Your size is similar to mine, and your a dead ringer for the Medium / Large playboat divide.
If you get a playboat, you will be able to boss around a medium. Learn to roll and go find a play park!!!
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Old 06-23-2015   #8
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Airhead would make a fine playboat. They are loose - spiny and good on the front surf.

I would not pay more than $300 for an Airhead in good condition. There are just too many newer better models to be had for 350 to 450.

PS. Make sure you are comfy in the boat i think that boat had a funny fit to it. But that's just me.

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