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Old 11-12-2016   #1
 
Chico, California
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Which white water for me?

Hello WW paddlers,
I am new to white water paddling, 5'11" and 197 lbs. I got into kayaking with a 12' Perception SOT and want to take the next step to a crossover or creek boat. I've done some research and the two boats that call to me are Dagger's Katana 10.4 and the Jackson Karma 9.1. I'd like to get one boat that will handle flat and white water but also have footprint limitations. I need a boat that I can store in my tiny one bedroom home and throw on top of my Honda Civic. I love the crossover skeg for flat water but would love to have a boat under 10 ft. Is there another option?
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OdoCaynham

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Old 11-13-2016   #2
 
Cookeville, Tennessee
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I'm about 220 and 6'2 and owned a med karma and didn't like it at all. Felt like a big bubble and horrible to drive straight. I sold it, got a large zen and absolutely love it. I also bought bought a large karma traverse and love that too. The zen is nice and maneuverable but the karma traverse is super stable and forgiving. And they're both easy to roll.
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Thanks! I imagine the Traverse does much better on the flats than the Zen.
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Old 11-13-2016   #4
 
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That's why I bought it. So I can flatwater on the lake near me.
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