I have an axiom 6.9 for sale. It was used two seasons by my son. He has grown some and is now in an axiom 8.0. I had started my kids in the Jackson fun 1 and then 1.5. For a beginner kid I was not a fan of the Jacksons. they are playboats and are very edgy. I found the axiom to be a great choice. It is very stable, rolls easily, surfs and in the right hands could cartwheel and stern squirt. It made a huge difference in his confidence and ability to progress.
Another great choice is the small remix. I think it is a Remix 42? they don't make it anymore but it is a river running boat and is also very stable and easy to roll.
I am selling the Axiom for $350. I think I have a skirt and paddle for it too but am not sure. I am out of town until Monday the 14th. If you are interested, give me a call. 970-319-5417.