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Old 03-17-2006   #11
Eagle, Colorado
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Kingpin 6.2

I'll sell you my kingpin icon 6.2 if you're interested!


Whatever floats your boat...
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Old 03-21-2006   #12
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$.01...some good choices mentioned. Seven-0, smaller InaZone...

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Old 03-22-2006   #13
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I am a fairly new female boater. I started out a few years ago in a slicey playboat and my paddling skills progressed fairly quickly. However, last year I picked up a Trigger. Great boat. I love it. If I were starting out all over again that's the one I'd buy. It's a good confidence builder. Ran my first class IV in it. Also VERY comfortable.
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Old 04-12-2006   #14
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I'm also 5'3" 120 lbs and have a Dagger Kingpin 6.1 that I have paddled since they came out almost four years ago and love it. It is a very stable boat and fun to play in. I have several friends who have the Jackson Fun kayaks and really like those as well. Haven't tried many other boats recently but plan to this year to see what's out there. Seems no matter what I do I can't cartwheel the Kingpin, but will soon start trying again. Good luck!!
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Old 04-13-2006   #15
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looks like an old topic but just incase you havent got a boat yet i would say the fun or the trigger.

Although I have not been in the kingpin I dont like the stats at dagger's site for it. It seems to be a hard to roll, advanced rodeo boat. Or at least that was what it was designed for.

good luck and stay safe.
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Old 04-14-2006   #16
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Dont go by stats alone. The kingpin is stable boat but it would only be for an aggressive beginner who likes to play. Hard to roll? Give me a break.
I would preach go conservative and build confidence in your first boat but so many people want to start playing their first day so if you going to go that way. Go kingpin.
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Old 04-14-2006   #17
Jackson, Wyoming
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Always great to see another girl paddler... I was in the same situation last year, tried a few boats (Jackson 2Fun, Juice, Mamba, EZG, I:3, etc. etc.) and ended up with a used Trigger.

I love this boat. It actually fits me and is great on the river. I have no interest in play boating, although many told me to get a play boat, as it will "make you improve quicker"... whatever. I don't buy it. Yes you might have to roll more initially, but you can always practice rolling, wherever and in whatever boat, when you're starting out, so why not be in something you can actually get out there and start getting it done in, rather than starring in a river version of "8 Seconds" with your boat?

I'm sure, as a rafter, you're already pretty good at reading water, so unless you specifically want to play boat, I would suggest getting a river runner that will allow you to get into the class IV you want by the end of the summer.

There's an old post titled, "Take this test" that gives a lot of suggestions regarding boats for a new, smaller sized (read: girl) paddler.

If you ever want to go paddling with other girls send me a pm. Good luck with the boat search. And don't let these under sexed buzz boys tell you they know everything... they know a lot about things like jerking off and talking shit. Except BSOE... he's ok. And maybe a few others...
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Old 04-27-2006   #18
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At your size the LL Little Joe was to big you should be in a Trigger, Great river runner with some good surf ability.
The Juice has the old school Dagger tail which to alot of boaters not used to Daggers real seems slicey.

The line between forgiveness and slicey is a very thin one.

Some boats you might look at are the river/play style,
LL's CR125
Jackson 2 or 3 Fun
Wavesport EZG42

DEMO and good luck.
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Old 04-27-2006   #19
bum, Colorado
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I'm a former guide that started yakin' when I got a real job. 5'4 chic boater that started in an innazone 222. ran everything in that boat (twice on the grand) and love it. I'm now in an ezg 42, still have my innazone, thinking about selling it, like to have somewhat of a quiver, like my ski closet.

good luck girl, you're gonna have a blast!!!
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Old 04-30-2006   #20
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You should look Bliss-stick kayaks i think they are pretty awesome

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