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Old 04-26-2008   #1
 
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Big guys, what do you paddle?

I'm 6'2 190 lbs size 11 foot 33 1/2 inch inseam. Normally I squirt; I've got an Underdog, a Bigfoot, a Z (to safety out of), and a CFS. I want a honest to God play boat a again (like you young kids with your big pants and rap music). My last one was a Air 55 the stern was always under water. My 6'3 215 lb little brother promised to loan me his Airhead, but I fear that's gonna be to corky. I'm thinking Rad 195, I loved an EZG 60. I still like rock 360's and cartwheels, however the these didn't loop to hot. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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6' 190-210lbs (depending on the season) 11 foot, and 32 inch inseam...
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Crazy 88

6'2", 190 or so (also depending) size 12 foot, 36 ass size. Big guy?
I paddle a Dagger Crazy 88 6.3. I love it, however, add a disclaimer, because I am a shitty playboater. Not the boats fault, she surfs great, confident running rivers too.
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6'2" 200# 12foot 34" inseam SuperStar
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Old 04-27-2008   #5
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6'1", weighin' more than i'd care to admit (but let's just say i've got you all beat by a lot right now), size 11.5 foot, around 32" inseam. SuperFun (love it) & about to buy a SuperStar after trying one in Salida.

Got a friend who's 6'8", around 200, size 14, w/ an inseam that makes us all look like circus midgets & he's runnin' the same combo of superfun and superstar.

Another smaller friend in a RAD 185 who loves it for what it's worth.
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I'm 6'3 200# size 12 feet and also a 34" inseam, I hands down recomend the new Superstar. If your truley looking for a play boat I think you will find the Superfun a little big for you? There is more volume in the Superfun vs the Superstar. Volume wise the 4fun is closer in size than the super.
Just my 2 cents
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I'm 6'2 190 lbs size 11 foot 33 1/2 inch inseam. Normally I squirt; I've got an Underdog, a Bigfoot, a Z (to safety out of), and a CFS. I want a honest to God play boat a again (like you young kids with your big pants and rap music). My last one was a Air 55 the stern was always under water. My 6'3 215 lb little brother promised to loan me his Airhead, but I fear that's gonna be to corky. I'm thinking Rad 195, I loved an EZG 60. I still like rock 360's and cartwheels, however the these didn't loop to hot. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

I'm 6'3", 220, just recently picked up a 4fun after owning a couple other playboats I liked, but was too big for. Also paddled a superstar, which was great too. Hard to beat jackson if you are a big guy, speaking from experience...
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Old 04-27-2008   #9
 
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And the superstars have it!

I've got an aquintance sp? who is known as BL (Big and Long) who has to be over 6'6 and he loves his superstar too. Thanks for the input. Nobody has paddled the rad 195 it's only 55 1/2 gal. I thought the longer tool area might make it work.
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