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Old 03-25-2013   #1
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Lrg or med Karma?

Who has been out in their Karma's? I'm looking to get one but @ 5'10. 205lbs the lrg seems huge although with an extra sweet cheeks it felt good. The med fit well with no extra lift needed but seems small for a full on creek boat. Who out there has paddled the Karma's. I hear the lrg paddles smaller than it seems and that's the way I'm leaning but I also don't want to feel like I'm piloting a battleship.

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Old 03-25-2013   #2
Vail, Colorado
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If it's any help I paddle the 8.5 Nomad which is 8 gal less and an inch shorter than the M karma. I'm 5'9" 180 lbs and it paddles perfect for me, but then again you got 25lbs on me and are right in the middle of the weight range for the large karma.

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Old 03-25-2013   #3
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Large with the bigger sweet cheeks.
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Old 03-25-2013   #4
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Huck, get the L. I'm similar size and have the L. The boat is nimble, and most of the volume is above the water line. L keeps you on the surface which keeps you in control.
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Old 03-26-2013   #5
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I'm just a hair over six feet tall, 180 pounds.

I chose the large.
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Old 04-22-2013   #6
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I tried the Large at the weekend. The boat is massive1

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Old 04-22-2013   #7
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Hey big boy, I'd get the large. I've found that the Karma handles smaller than the volume would indicate.

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