Too big for Mystic what now?
Been paddling a Mystic for a couple years now and starting to step it up a bit and the fact is I just feel too heavy for my boat. Weigh 230ish, 6'4, I fit in the Mystic but kinda cramped. I love the stability and forgiveness of the boat and soft edge. My head is spinning from all the volume specs. How can a L Solo have a weight range up to 275 and only be 2 gallons more than a Mystic?
I've owned 2 Burns and demoed an Everest and personally have not had good luck at all with them. They paddle really well but the outfitting gives ME trouble and I'm a real boat abuser.
I demoed a Nomad 8.5 and it would be perfect if it was a tad bigger. I just feel more volume is needed to float my weight? Any big guys having luck with the nomad?
Can anyone confirm if a L Solo is bigger in volume than a Nomad? Will it float a 230 pounder and be on TOP of the water?
Going to try to find a Grande to demo this weekend but the lack of edge and high seat position really makes me cautious. I feel like I really rely on my edge to get around the river. I also tend to paddle on my edge and lean into turns and eddies.