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Old 05-13-2010   #1
Denver, Colorado
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Looking for new playboat. Any suggestions?

I currently have an EZG that I love, but I am looking for something more aggressive. I demoed the new Superstar last year, but was not blown away. It seems like I would give up a lot of river running versatility to pick up what I thought wasn't a great deal more maneuverability in features. Any suggestions???

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Old 05-13-2010   #2
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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All I know is my Allstar is way easier to spin in the Glenwood Wave than my old Dagger and the ezg I tried was not forgiving. Give it another shot is my suggestion and in a play feature.
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Old 05-13-2010   #3
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keep the EZG for stuff you don't want to run in a tiny boat, but still want to play on. Demo a bunch of modern designs and see what you like. I.E. wave sport project, pyranha molan, jackson star, LL biscuite.
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Old 05-13-2010   #4
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I'd personally recommend a Pyranha Rev or molan. I have a rev and its an amazing boat! And in all honesty theres not much difference between the molan and the rev!
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Old 05-13-2010   #5
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montuckyhuck has it right. Demo, demo, and demo again. Try the SuperStar (again), the Molan, Project, Kingpin, and Biscuit. Keep a boat for river running, and have a playboat for just playboating. If you take the playboat downriver just have fun with it and expect to be upside a lot more.

Any modern playboat that you buy is gonna be a mediocre river runner, at best. Who cares! My All Star is a horrible river runner, but it is one of THE best playboats I have ever paddled! I paddled a Large Rev before that and a Project 52 before that (I still LOVE the Project, but WS needs to get their crap together and start producing a plastic version of the 56 gallon fiberglass Project). If you think the Super Star isn't maneuverable enough in features it's possible that you might be too small for this size, or it simply could just be a user error problem.
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