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Old 04-17-2006   #1
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EZG 50 vs Kingpin 6.2

I am 5 foot 9 125 lbs and i just wanted to get some suggestions before i buy one or the other. I am an intermediate and i have paddled both but i can't decide

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Old 04-19-2006   #2
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i'm the same height as you, but weight about 160. i paddled an ezg 50 last summer, and it was great for comfort in terms of legs and feet. i could sink the stern pretty easily about any time i wanted to. with your lighter weight, this might be a problem. this boat was a dream for a river runner for me. i loved it. very playful, but still pretty stable.


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Old 04-19-2006   #3
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Two boats geared for different uses. If you think you will be spending more time playin in holes get the kingpin if you want a better river runner with a faster hull for surfing get teh ezg. my 2 cents
P.S. I think both boats are too big for you at your weight, can you get the kingpin 6.1 or the smallest ezg?
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Old 04-20-2006   #4
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I can't fit into the 6.1 or the 42 because of my height but i also was wondering since i am hoping to progress alot at playing whether or not the ezg will hold me back while learning new tricks and if i should go with the kingpin
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Old 04-20-2006   #5
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I dont want to say the ezg will hold you back in fact you may progress faster at first with it but in the end if you want a pure playboat the kingpin is a better choice. HAve you considered any other boats than these two? For a beginner playboater at your weight and length a good fit might be the pyranha s6 190. I prefer the kingpin in a hole but the s6 is a surfing demon and is lower volume. at you weight you might really prefer the size of the s6. I have paddled all three mostly the king pin 6.2 and the s6 190. I am 165-170 5'11' with 10.5 feet and a 31-2" inseam. I found both boats to be comfortable and easy to throw around but I know the pyranha is smaller and actually a better river runner. the kingpin is really made for holes, where it is the winner. S6 is way better for surf. Just an idea.
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Old 05-10-2006   #6
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Get the kingpin

it is a better boat and will help you get better at playboating.
Either boat might be a little big for eddyline moves right now, but dont get one that is smaller
if you are going to be kayaking a lot, then in the long run you will be happy if you buy a boat that is a little big for you.

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