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Old 06-13-2016   #1
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Advice Needed

So I need some advice on buying a boat!

I'm just getting into whitewater kayaking, I'm been rafting on whitewater for the past three years, and even guided during that time. I generally feel very comfortable in water. But I am still very much a beginner kayaker. I want to buy a used boat, though, just to keep my budget realistic.

So, I'm about 5'8", 15lbs woman who is looking for a good boat to start off with. I really want something that I have the ability to learn, and not just to be able to charge through everything.

My friend recommended a Wavesport EZ. I was wondering if there are any other boats that I should have on my radar.

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Old 06-13-2016   #2
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The EZ is a good boat but it was the first in a series of new designs. I think that the WS Fuse or JK Fun series were much better boats, IMHO, at near the same price. If your not so much into surfing and playing in waves and holes, then I'd suggest a river runner style like a JK Zen and Pyranha Burn.

What is your price range?

Do you aspire to surf in waves and holes?

What rivers do you plan on kayaking?
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Old 06-13-2016   #3
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Thanks for the advice- I appreciate it!

I'm mainly on the Poudre, so yes, surfing in waves and holes definitely appeals to me.

I would say my cap is probably $300 for a used boat.
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Old 06-14-2016   #4
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you are very thin at 15 lbs is it hard to carry your kayak?
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God, I was trying so hard not to say that.
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