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Old 06-10-2004   #1
 
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Nomad 8.1 vs 8.5

I'm 6'1" 175lbs 11.5 feet, I'm hoping I can get some opinions from folks that paddle these boats. What size you have and what are your specs. Are there any problems or G to G? I'm on the cusp as far as the sizing chart. Thanks for the input. Matt

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Nomad is very roomy. At your weight I would go with the 8.1 unless your running huge drops or have some serious need for volume.
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My best guess is the 8.1 for your size. Is there a shop near you that has both sizes in demo? If not I know Alpine Kayak does. Your best bet is to try them both. As far as the boat goes, I love the 8.5 but im 6'4 220lbs.

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i have a nomad 8.1 and have paddled it on homestake/gilman monday and the numbers and dowd chute last night...it is awesome! i am 5'9 and weigh about 185...i'm a little heavy for the boat, but it still glids very well...

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MattS where you gonna paddle this weekend? Maybe we can hook up. Matt Booth
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not sure...working a 72 hr shift until sunday at 8am...maybe be safety boating or guiding on sunday afternoon...i'll know better last minute (usual)...where are you gonna be? maybe i can meet last minute?

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demo it.

Im 160 and have the 8.5 and love it. The small one didnt seem to have enough stern for me and Im used to and 8 and half long boat. The boat design is great, but the outfitting could use some improvements to be up to date with the other creekers out there.
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