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Old 09-25-2012   #1
Grand Junction, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2009
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Seasoned Stomper Paddlers

Just got a great deal on a new stomper 80. Where is a good starting point for seat position from center, in this boat. I'm 5'8'' and 170#s. Will be paddling class 4 for the most part in it. Still have a Jefe and seemed like the more forward of center the better. What has this summers' experience with the stomper told you.

Grand Junction, CO.
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Old 09-25-2012   #2
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Bozeman, Montana
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i would say paddle it around chances are you wont need to do anything.... its gonna be different outfitting wise between different sized people. They work great for me straight out of the wrapper no fine tunning other than foot plate and hip shims... good luck

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Old 09-26-2012   #3
Columbus, Indiana
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Very slight adjustments make a big difference in the Stomper due to it's big continuous rocker.

Some people like the seat just forward of center, and some just back of center. Some people like it at the center position. It all depends on your body/paddling style.

Start with the seat centered, and adjust from there depending on what the boat's doing.
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Old 09-26-2012   #4
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I started with mine in the center position, but after adding the weight of my kit to the back of it, I moved the seat slightly forward to help balance out the boat with all the rocker.
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Old 10-17-2012   #5
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Sylva, Western North Carolina
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I've had my Stomper 80 since April and have paddled Class II-III+ with it, including several trips down the Ocoee. My other boat is a Remix 69, so that is my comparison boat.

At first I didn't feel like I could keep my knees engaged as well as the Remix. I felt lower in the boat. The Stomper is taller. I added 3/4" of minicell foam between the seat and seat pad. This got my knees engaged as well as in the Remix.

Seat position...I tried several different seat position from all the way back to all the way forward. I currently have it in the middle and I like the way it handles there. I've not paddled it with a large amount of gear behind the seat. I may have to adjust with gear.

Overall, I like the Stomper and I'm anxious to get it out on some harder river. It rolls very easy, snaps into eddies and is extremely maneuverable.

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