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Old 11-20-2006   #11
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EZ or Juice

I loved the EZ. When i was learning I demo'd lots of boats and that one suited me for stability and easy rolling. But your daughter is smaller than I am.

I will say that starting in a fun playable boat, vs. a purely river runner as some of the other chicas did, I seemed to

1) progress faster as I was more willing to try to learn to surf/spin/ender/etc. and have fun doing it. Nothing better than finding safe play spots to work on that combat roll.

2) I did not have to sell my first boat as fast to get a play boat so I could learn to surf/spin/ender. My girlfriends went through inazones to playboats in a season and a half.

So my vote EZ or Juice. I had both. Great boats. Good luck.

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Old 11-21-2006   #12
Canon City, Colorado
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thanks ladies....

for your feedback & suggestions. that will help us. im gonna sign her up for lessons at rmoc in the spring.

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Old 11-21-2006   #13
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then you might want to wait till after the class. my first class was at rmoc and i got a chance to demo several boats and ended up changing boats after the class.
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Old 12-02-2006   #14
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The Liqquid Logic Trigger has been the most popular boat for the smaller girls in my program. I have several at that size and it sits low enough on their hips, they feel confident in it, yet can still move it around.

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Old 07-10-2016   #15
Whitehaven, PA ( Lehigh River ), Pennsylvania
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This is a super old thread.

But we are looking at a used Inazone 212 for my 100 pound, 5'6" thirteen year old daugther.

What is rhe specified paddler weight range for the 212 ?

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Old 07-10-2016   #16
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We have a Perception Jib that my kids have outgrown if anyone wants to trade or buy cheap.
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Old 07-20-2016   #17
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The Jackson 2Fun is a good first boat with your daughter's weight range.

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