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Old 06-17-2010   #1
 
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So I have decided that it'd be convenient to be able to head down to the play park with a boat instead of always driving several hours to run the river.

I have found 2 boats for sale that aren't too expensive, and I would like to hear some opinions.

Wavesport Transformer T2 Vs. Pyranha S6F

Both are for my size range.

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What is your price range? In my honest opinion both of those boats suck. The WS is heavy, awkward, and not a great playboat. I thought the S6F was way too slicy and not comfortable at all. Others sorta liked it though. It's fairly old school though.
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Old 06-17-2010   #3
 
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I've heard that the S6F is OK. I agree that you should stretch to buy the latest tech you can. Since you're learning, it'll make it all that much easier.
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transformer sucks. s6f is not bad if your looking for a sub $200 boat. check eddy flower to make sure you're in the right weight range.
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I was paddling an S6F last year. It was really slicey and good for old school cartwheeling type moves. If you are learning moves like that rather than aerial type moves then I'd say it'll be fine for year or so while you get that stage of playboating perfected. But loops etc aren't gonna be too fun. Look out for cracks when if you buy it. I had cracks over the thigh braces and under the seat at the edges, and it leaked like a siv.
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Old 06-18-2010   #6
 
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no to the T2, get something kingpinish
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I actually paddled a T3 for four years. I am 5'7" and 155 and it was way to big for me and a T2 would have been better. I will say that its really not that bad of a boat and if its cheap can be fun. It all depends on your mind set. The upside is this boat spins and side surfs easily and has lots of bounce. Its actually a fairly comfortable boat with good foot room too. You will also need to develope a solid roll because its shaped like a cardboard box.

I bought this boat because its what I could afford. I will say that there are likely used ZG's, Project's, 420's, Kingpins out their that will take you further though and may not cost much more.
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that shape like a cardboard box also hinders the learning curve for basic tricks.. get something with a really soft chin. king pin, project, or jaxson. going cheap isnt always the best choice cause more than likely you will be wanting the new boat by the end of the season.. so dont waste the money just buy something worth the money.. that T2 is about 6+years old

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S6F is marginally better than a T2, but neither one was a great boat. If you can find something else, even it is slightly more expensive, I would just wait.
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So I have decided that it'd be convenient to be able to head down to the play park with a boat instead of always driving several hours to run the river.

I have found 2 boats for sale that aren't too expensive, and I would like to hear some opinions.

Wavesport Transformer T2 Vs. Pyranha S6F

Both are for my size range.
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