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Old 08-28-2013   #1
Enfield, New Hampshire
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Nomad easiest roller?

Would most people agree that the Nomad is the easiest rolling creeker out there? Is there any planing or semi planing hulled rr/creeker that might seriously compare?

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Old 08-28-2013   #2
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if youre technique is solid id say all creekers are pretty easy to roll

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Old 08-28-2013   #3
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I'd agree- I think all the modern creekers feel like they pretty much roll themselves with anything resembling good technique, and frequently find their way right side up even with poor technique.
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Old 08-29-2013   #4
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Agreed. With good technique you can roll anything, including a SUP board...
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Old 08-29-2013   #5
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I'd have to agree that the nomad is the easiest creeker to roll that I have tried. Good technic you might be able to roll just about anything, even a log. However, a log rolls like a log and so do some of those 90 plus gallon creekers.
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Old 09-02-2013   #6
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Bliss-Stick Mystic rolls easier than anything I've been in since an RPM.
Made me feel spoiled, sloppy, and lazy when I was in my new-to-me 2006 Burn M yesterday -- embarrassing!
I really like the Mystic in general but haven't tried much else in true creekers aside from the super steady but doggish-handling Nomad -- which I didn't even try rolling since I didn't need to and it was damn cold!
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Old 09-02-2013   #7
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I have paddled most every kayak and I'm surprised that the Jackson brand hasn't been mentioned.

The Super Hero, Villain, and Karma are among the easiest boats I have ever rolled.

But I don't know if I have ever found one single boat that is obviously easier than the rest.
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I think the Jefe is the easiest to roll.
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Old 09-03-2013   #9
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Good technique = easy roll. I've been teaching rolls for awhile now, creekers are definitely easier to roll, but I have personally never noticed any major difference in ease between them, and that's with a lot of people using them. I'd worry more about secondary stability.

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