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Old 12-03-2011   #1
OlyPen, Washington
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What's similar to the old Inazone 212?

I'm starting to look around for another WW kayak. Currently using a Jackson Side Kick and like it pretty well, but I didn't have much to try when I bought it due to size constraints. 105 lbs, 29+ inch inseam, just under 5'3".

I would like to get a slightly longer boat that is neither wider nor taller, and with lower volume in both ends. It will be used primarily for ocean surfing plus off-season pool roll practice. In the meantime I also am interested in learning some playboat stuff that can be learned in the pool.

Last year I borrowed an Inazone 232 whose cockpit was way too big for me. I understand there was a 212 version, 7'2" long and most likely a better fit for someone small. I don't have other specs on it and it was discontinued years ago.

Recently tried a Dagger Axiom 69 and my feet were painfully cramped. That gives you an idea of what shape I'm looking for, though. I seem to be in a big gap between kids' boats and the small-adult boats. The latter feel way too wide and tall.

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Old 12-03-2011   #2
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I would give the Axiom 8.0 a try before you discount it for two reasons; You are with-in the suggested weight range (maybe put try putting foam under the seat pad or one of those Jackson sweet cheeks bags to raise yourself up a bit) and it is a surfing machine! I just wish Dagger had installed a fin box on them.

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Old 12-04-2011   #3
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Go to Eddyflower to check out the specs on the old InaZones (212, 220, 222, 230, 232, etc). Kayaking Information

As for an older boat that you describe, the Pyranha S8 225 comes to mind but there are plenty of others models out there if you keep your eyes open.
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Old 12-04-2011   #4
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In the Pyranha lineup, the Varun, Loki and Z.One offer varying degrees of slicy tails. I liked the look of the Varun myself. It reminded me a lot of the Attak and Inazone.
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Old 12-14-2011   #5
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The Pyranna Sub7 might be a good option. Sized for small paddlers with very squirty ends and hard chines. Uses the same bottom hull as the Inazone series so has similar feel but much easier to submerge or carwheel.

Of course, I do have one and your welcome to take a look at it. Its has been well used, but also well taken care of. Would be willing to sell at a very reasonable price.
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Old 12-14-2011   #6
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If you are wanting to play boat in a pool, I wouldn't recommend the axiom. I have one. And I dint think it's what you're looking for.

The axiom is a freak surf machine. If you want to surf and stern squirt.....get it. I LOVE mine.
It's also a great river runner. Lean forward, and the largish bow plows through holes. Lean back, and you can catch the stern and do huge stern squirts. The edges are a bit grabby, though. But it is a super fun boat.
It is not a flat water play boat, though. Just no way you're sinking that big bow. It's like a creeker up front.

If I were you, I'd be looking at a Varun, Fun, Freeride, or Fuse. They've all got slicier bows than the axiom, and will flat water play a bit better because of it. They're also going to be a bit slower than the axiom.

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