I am getting back into the sport after several years break. I am 5'11", 150lbs. I learned to paddle a Savage Scorpion, similar to the Hurricane. I liked it because it was fast as hell, easy to roll, and boofing was easy, not to mention the gaining moves.
I dont know shit about these flat bottomed things, I was in a Beast years ago, and remember that they liked to stop, not punch, through holes. an I was a little intimidated by how short it was.
I am looking for a do it all boat. I live in Santa Fe, so the rio grande is probably where I will recut my teeth. I want to Play: cartwheel, flat spins, squirt, (not necessarily interested in all the arial new stuff, but then again, I mightr like it). I want a boat that tracks well, not a wobbler. I want something I can run some easy creeks in (have an old freefall if I really need it) if thats where the gang is headed. Something preferably less than 500 bucks.
Comfort is important too. I do not fit in WS boats, or Jacksons. I sat in a juice and thought it was a lazyboy. I am considering a Lil Joe, a juice, and the older infrared.
Any Suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks