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Old 07-03-2013   #1
Russellville, Arkansas
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What size dagger mamba to get

I have kayaked on class II+ III- rivers for about five years using a sit on top kayak and would like to start running some harder rivers. I have the opportunity to buy a dagger mamba 8.6 creeker, but think that I will be to small for the boat. I am 6'3" tall, weigh 155lbs, have a 34 inch inseam, and wear a size 12 shoe. I think the boat would be long enough, but am afraid that my weight is too low (the minimal suggested weight by dagger is 175 lb). Should I look for another boat or will I fit in a mamba 8.6?


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Old 07-03-2013   #2
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You would fit being 6'3, the weight though would pry make it a big boat for you. If i were you i would go with the 8.1, that just my opinion.

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Old 07-03-2013   #3
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You could probably get away with the Mamba 8.1 at your weight. I'd suggest trying out several boats to see what works for you. You might find that the 8.6 has too much volume for you.

I weigh about what you weigh and I paddle a Mamba 7.5 but I'm short.
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