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Old 09-15-2012   #1
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Need Help Choosing My First Kayak

I need some help deciding what to get for my first kayak. I have been paddling every summer since 2009 at an amazing camp. I have solid paddle and hand rolls on both sides, and am confident on Class II-III runs. I'm turning fourteen this spring, and am 5'3 ft and 90 pounds. So far I'm interested in the Fun 1.5 and 2Fun, as those are the two boats main boats I use at camp. Problem is, though, that I'm ten pounds over the optimum river running for the 1.5, and ten pounds under the minimum for the 2Fun! What should I do?


P.S.: I'm also open for other suggestions, especially if they can be found used!

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Get the 2 fun. You will grow into it quickly. 10lbs light is nothing

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Old 09-16-2012   #3
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Once you add 10 to 15 pounds of river gear you'll have made up those pounds anyways. You're also at an age where you will surely grow into it.
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Agreed. +1 for you getting the 2Fun!

-Micah Kneidl
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