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Old 10-13-2014   #11
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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I'm 6' 200 lbs, 34" inseam, size 12 shoe, tree trunk cyclist legs. I've got a project 64, and it sucks trying to throw a boat that big down. However yesterday I did 17 miles in it comfortably. So my recommendation is get the smallest playboat you can.

I paddled the size lower than mine. Getting in is a chore, but hot damn all of a sudden I can throwdown.

Playboats are like climbing shoes, they are supposed to make you cry.

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Old 10-13-2014   #12
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Agreed, get the smallest boat you can fit into. I'm 6'4", 200 lbs and paddle a 4fun. The superfun seems more like a boat for the ~250 lb people, I had trouble getting ends where I wanted them when I tested it.

I love the large Rockstar, too. I took a Jitsu down a 9 mile run and was hurting a little bit by the end.

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Old 10-13-2014   #13
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Find an old WaveSport Big EZ and cram yourself into it.

Then when you hit 35, it will hurt your knees...but that's 20 years away.

6-6", 38" inseam, 185#, Size 13.5's.
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Old 10-14-2014   #14
Erie, Colorado
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Calling Leif Anderson

I cannot believe Leif has not chimed in yet. He is, after all, the definitive authority on the subject.
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Old 10-14-2014   #15
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If anyone know where to score river shoes in 16, or 2xlt dry top that would be awesome

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Old 10-14-2014   #16
Southampton, Hampshire, England
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Originally Posted by bystander View Post
Have you considered going to a local kayak store and getting in some different boats?
yes i have, the local kayak place doesnt do big play boats, the biggest ive seen there is the project 56 :/

has anyone tried the new wavesport mobius 67?

and sorry colo, didnt realise you meant lbs :/

Whos this Leif guy??
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Old 10-14-2014   #17
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I am about the same size as you, (6'3" 200lbs, size 13, and 34" inseam) and have been paddling (and throwing down easily) the WS Project 62 and Jackson SuperStar. You might also look at the Fluid Dope L; all of these might require some homemade foot blocks, but will fit you fine.
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Old 10-14-2014   #18
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Kokatat makes 2XL drytops and CKS carries them in stock. Ten Mile Creek kayaks in Frisco, CO also has 2XL Kokatat tops. Immersion Research has made sizes up to 3XL in their drytops - they even had a few on closeout on their website not long ago - may still have some. Be wary of NRS sizes- they run small. Their 2XL is much tighter/smaller than Kokatat and IR. Nookie (UK) also makes 2XL tops that are sized generously in the shoulders.

NRS has some river shoes (booties) in size 15 - snug but might work for you?

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If anyone know where to score river shoes in 16, or 2xlt dry top that would be awesome

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Old 10-14-2014   #19
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Yeah got tried NRS, super small, thanks I'll look at IR

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Old 10-14-2014   #20
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6'8" 225 38" inseam
Small boats hurt. I felt that I was too far back in the Monstar and the only way to move up would be to put a heat gun to the side of the boat to fit my knees.
I now have a LL free ride that I love for play waves and river running. I can cartwheel it but I may never be able to loop.

I had to take out the outfitting on most boats until they made the Karma. This is the first boat I can fit into with the manufacturers outfitting. Plus I have to move the seat forward from center. Wow

Kokatat will custom fit any item up to 4" on the arms and legs. You should prob get an XL then have the arms extended.

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