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Old 12-12-2011   #1
 
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130 lbs in a Medium Molan?

So I'm gangly and need some advise on my first playboat.

Picking a Molan up tomorrow. Still can't decide on the Medium or Small though.

I'm 5'10" and 130 lbs

The small is TIGHT.....like really tight. I really don't think it's made for anyone over 5'8". I'd have to have the seat all the way back, and even then, it's a really tight squeez.
But I'm worried the Medium may be too big for my weight.

Anyone else in the 120-140 lb range in a medium Molan? How do you like it?

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It depends. I would rather be comfy than cutting edge. I am 160 and 5'11 and I liked the md. I would think 140 would be fine but it depends on how cutting edge a playboater you are I would think.
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Medium all the way! Small will be cramped for you and harder to resale down the road. You want the seat foward if possible for playing. The seat all the way back in NOT a good thing. just saying.

"I'm worried the Medium may be too big for my weight."

No way. The boat will stick in holes, catch waves, loop bigger, and be an better river runner. With your lenght and light weight you will kill the medium..

Just a thought, but how much weight do you plan on putting on in the next year?? you sound young.
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I'm 26. Used to be a professional distance runner. I'm just really skinny. Don't have it in my genes to get any larger.

And thanks for the insite. I'm pretty stoked to get into a playboat. My Dagger Axiom is super fun to surf, but it's just WAY to long and has too much volume to initiate the bow. Can't wait to get out there and learn some new things.
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[QUOTE=seedubs1;257033]I'm 26. Used to be a professional distance runner. I'm just really skinny. Don't have it in my genes to get any larger.
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At a buck thirty I would have guessed you were 17 or something. Stick with the medium.
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haha, yeah, I could eat 4000 calories a day and not get any larger.

Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it.
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Dirtbag is spot on with the seating. The small won't do you much good with you weight all the way back and not centered properly. You might have just as easy a time learning moves in the medium, just be sure to seat as far forward as you can.
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As much as I'm a fan of oversized creek boats, playboats should be an appropriate volume for your weight. I think 130#s in a 56 gallon boat will make playboating frustrating. Why not find a different brand that you can fit in with a more appropriate volume?
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All of the ones that I've sat in that are ~46 gallons, I have to move the seat back.

Out of all that I've tried, the Molan has the most leg room. But with the small, I still need to move the seat back. It's just the most tolerable.

Have any suggestions? Lead weights hahaha?
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The mulan is rated 125 to 190 lbs. why does everyone think the mulan would be too big for a 130 lbs guy with 10 lbs of gear and 5 lbs of water??? Thats about 145 to 150 lbs of actual wet weigth. Thats right were ya want to be. IMHO
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