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Old 03-12-2020   #21
 
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Taos, New Mexico
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Hi!
I've been hard shell kayaking for about 8 years now in my dagger mamba. I'm comfy in class 3 and some class 4 water. I'm thinking of getting an IK to run class 3/4 water and to run flatter water with my dog in tow. I think I want something with foot pegs and knee straps and am wondering if anyone has suggestions. I'm a 5'2" lady who weighs 125lb. Thank you!
I’ve got a Sotar Liquid Logic solo IK. They sell last years models for a bit of a discount but they are pricey. I love it. I take it down class IV here in Taos and it performs great. Turns fast, tracks reasonably and rides waves and shoots holes nicely. It is very durable and tough but nimble on the water.

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Old 03-13-2020   #22
 
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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Thank you all for your insight and knowledge! This is super helpful!
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Old 03-13-2020   #23
 
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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Oh wow! This is great information! Thank you for passing along
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Old 03-13-2020   #24
 
Loveland, Colorado
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Try an Outlaw or Raven

I went from a 7.5 foot Mamba to an NRS outlaw inflatable. I like the rigid inflatable floor, though I had to add some soft closed-cell foam to sit on. The floor is the technology used in SUP boards. I added D rings to install thigh straps. I also bought some dry pants since the paddle always drips. The NRS Outlaw is discontinued, but I think the NRS Star Outlaw or Raven replaces it. I float class II and III on the Poudre River west of Fort Collins.
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Old 03-14-2020   #25
 
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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My Sotar IK has served me well

20 yr old Sotar IK w/thigh straps, foot braces. Great boat! Better with some experience. A couple Noobs were a bit intimidated by it. They seemed to be more comfortable in the Aire Lynx I. I played with a Thrillseeker for a few weeks, about 15 yrs ago. It was very similar to my Sotar. Got rid of a Hyside IK around the same time. The boat was a pig.
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Old 04-04-2020   #26
 
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