Mamba 8.1 or 8.6
I'm new to kayaking (a few I/II trips, a few roll classes) and am looking to buy my first boat. I took a few roll classes and trips in a Mamba 8.1 and felt really comfortable, but don't want to shell out $1k+ since I'm completely green and haven't seen any local used for less than $750. I found an 8.6 for a good price, but I'm nervous it'll be too big for me.
For any Mamba paddlers, will going up a size make me feel like I'm paddling a barge? I'm 5'10" and around 190-195, so I fit the specs but on the lighter side.