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Old 06-29-2015   #11
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Old 06-29-2015   #12
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Fun Series

Certainly if you are looking to step up to more class 5 you will need a bigger volume boat than the fun series. That being said I have run my Superfun down Gore but did kinda feel like I was getting my butt kicked & only did it once

I do recommend the fun series for anyone regardless of their Actual ability. They are a great well rounded boat & do everything you want (other than creeking) in a single boat at a adequate performance level. They also have a great manufacturer backing it up.

Careful about biting off too much too soon. We are all better boaters in our own mind

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Old 06-29-2015   #13
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I've paddled primarily a fun for the last seven or so years. Just like other posters have said, it's a great boat that performs pretty well at river running and basic playboating. I'm very comfortable in class IV in it. As a first and primary boat it's a good one. If you find yourself drawn to harder and steeper water you'll probably want to get a creekboat too.
Everyone starts in a single boat. If kayaking takes over your life like it has nearly everyone here, you'll end up with another, and another, and another. Have fun!
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Old 06-30-2015   #14
San Diego, California
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Hey boaters,
This goes along with getting the boat. You dont want to be up a creek without a paddle and the paddles come in differnt lengths and styles. I dont know what the length of the paddle matters. Is it easyier to paddle/roll with a shorter/longer paddle. Please fill me in.
Thanks, Owen
Ps. My armspan is about 5'10"

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Old 06-30-2015   #15
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Paddles are a personal preference from what I have found. I like a longer paddle (19 but my bud who has the same height/reach prefers a 192/194. It will come down to paddling style and boat width/deck height ...start with a 194. Pretty universal size.

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Old 06-30-2015   #16
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I don't know a single class V boater that doesn't own at least 2 boats. Fun is a great stable platform. Learn what you're doing, and then step up, with the right equipment (a creek boat). In spite of the mentality of a 16 year old boy, you are not invincible, you can die. Be careful and don't overestimate your abilities.

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