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Old 05-18-2010   #11
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Originally Posted by N. Wigston View Post
If you want to paddle rivers of any level with confidence, get the remix. The remix is stable, comfortable, fast, and certainly more high performance than the hero.
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Old 05-18-2010   #12
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dude, go with the hero, you cannot beat that deal and it will be a great boat for you

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Old 05-18-2010   #13
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Buy the Hero for the price, try it out a few times. If you just hate the boat, you can sell it for what you paid for it. As a beginner, you won't notice much difference other than the flat hull of the Hero.
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Old 05-18-2010   #14
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I paddled both the hero and the remix 69. I liked different things about each boat. The hero felt like a big playboat that was really easy to maneuver. The Remix was fast and plowed through holes easier. LL outfitting is so much more comfortable than Jackson, although I really like the easy adjustability of the Jackson's. Lastly, I'm not impressed with the supposedly superior cross linked plastic on Jackson boats. I own a Fun, and if I even see a rock i get deep gouges. I ended up getting a Remix because I had a great offer, and have been very happy so far. Both boats would be great for you though.

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Old 05-18-2010   #15
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Hero you won't be sorry! I have the Super Hero larger model and love it! I never paddled the remix I sat in it and it just seemed so huge. I wanted the boat for big water runs and clear creek type runs which need quicker turning and the SH has been the perfect boat. And you can surf it!
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Old 05-18-2010   #16
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Hopman, as reflected here, seems that people either love Jacksons or hate 'em. Doesn't seem that there's much in-between sentiment. Agree with several here - that's a great deal. I'll bet this week's lunch money that you won't be warped for life if you get the Hero. What's the worst that could happen compared to getting a Remix? Hero's a pretty sporty ride. Every boat is a set of compromises. Pick your set, get on the river, and have some fun!
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Old 05-18-2010   #17
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Personally, I would say that LL has much better plastic and a better warranty. also, Jackson is known for playboats not river runners. That being said, for the price definatly get the hero. a 2010 one for 600 is an awesome deal and if you really REALLY hate it you could easily sell it for the same price if not more.
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Old 05-18-2010   #18
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Pick your set, get on the river, and have some fun!
Can't argue with that! Your in it for the fun and to learn, both are great boats made by great companies. If you haven't noticed kayaking is F'in expensive. Save your money and put it towards another piece needed equipment (float-bags, paddle, skirt, water wings, ect...)
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Old 05-18-2010   #20
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You better buy that Hero quick or someone else will. Thats a $1400 boat new. Probably could get $900 for it even though its used, I mean it was released this winter how used can it be! I paddle a super hero and love it, but I'm a firm believer in its not the boat its the paddler.

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