What should I get?
Ok I am interested in starting to whitewater kayak. I live in Ohio, not much here but we do have a man made whitewater park about 30 min away and they are supposed to be installing another one 45 min away.
I am looking for that kayak that I can run the flat waters around here with when my friends do in their touring kayaks but that I can also run rapids in. I dont know how fast I will progress but the New River and the Gauley isnt that far away so I hope to be able to run those eventually.
In my opinion (not worth much) something like a remix xp9 may be perfect for me. I have also looked at the Remix 79, Diesel 70, Jason Rogue and Villain. Problem being I dont know that I want to spend that much on kayak starting out until I really get a feel for it.
I would like to buy used but the only thing I have found on craigslist around here is a Wavesport XXX w/ spray skirt, paddle and dry top for $300; a Riot Boost 55 w/ paddle for $400 and a Peception Overflow (older) for $350.
Would one of these work for me? Any better suggestions?