Originally Posted by mfavro
Looking for feedback on buying my first kayak, I own a raft and take it out quite a bit and am comfortable on class IV runs, and have been down most II/IV runs within proximity to Denver. I think I would use it more for running rivers then a play boat, any suggestions on boats?
Whatever you buy, make sure you demo several different boats. Some are better than others, but in the end you need to feel comfortable in it and there are a lot of different shapes of boats out there, some comfortable, some not.
That said, I've paddled a Jackson Fun series boat and think it would be a great option for you, if you want a comfortable river running play boat... if you want more of a pure river runner, with a slight creekish feel to it, try the new Hero Series... I have one of those as well and feel it is twice as comfortable and stable as my Fun.