I would strongly recommend a JK Punk Rocker, and not because we now have one for sale ($300). My two daughters are your size and have enjoyed theirs for years. They could give you their testimony as to how much they cherish the Punk Rocker for performance, confidence, stability, forgiveness, comfort, ease of rolling up, and helping them to much more enjoy the sport. I can attest to the boat as well. It is still one of my favorites. We own three and one is for sale. You are welcome to demo it here in the Salida/BV area. I would gladly go boating with you if you would like to check it out. I am confident that you would be very pleased with how much confidence and enjoyment you would gain for the sport in a Punk Rocker.
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