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Old 07-25-2010   #1
 
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Getting into paddling-looking for a first boat!

Hi all! I'm super excited to get into some whitewater kayaking. I'm hoping you can give me some advice on what i'm looking for in a boat. I'm 5'5, 120 pds. Looking for a fun boat for class 2 and eventually 3 rapids. I'd like to experiment with freestyle a little. Looking for a used boat for sure.
Any advice is appreciated!

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Old 07-26-2010   #2
 
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I have a g force 6.1. Great beginner play boat. I'm 5'6 150 and fresh outta surgery. I would let her be yours for 325 including a barely used skirt. I got it 3 yrs ago to learn with. All people I talked about it said it would be great to learn with. Good luck!! Didn't realize your out east my boat is in CO
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Old 07-26-2010   #3
 
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Sounds Great!

I would take you up on your offer for sure! The only problem is shipping would probably be super pricey.
Any ideas?
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Old 07-29-2010   #4
 
Shit Creek, Colorado
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6xl,
I started out the same way 5 years ago, but now I spend all my time boating if there is water within a reasonable drive from home (reasonable depends on how many days I have off work).
I would recommend a demo program if you can find one. It can quickly give you an idea of what might work or definently won't work. Also, some instruction programs have multiple boat styles/models so you could learn and try out several boats. Personally, I tried different playboats for a while, couldnt get the hang of all the nuances, switched to a bigger creek/river runner and had great progression to harder rapids. Good luck and paddle safe!
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Old 07-29-2010   #5
 
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shipping

don't know that you can't find a boat a little closer to home but if you can't, i just had a wavesport ez shipped from decatur, illinois to durango, colorado on a greyhound bus for $45. it seems there may be a length limit of 80", i eased by that with an inch to spare. just an option if you can't find one closer to where you live.
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Old 07-29-2010   #6
 
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6xl,

Not trying to get rid of you, but you can find help and possibly used boats a lot closer to you on the Northeast Paddler's Message Board: Northeast Paddlers Message Board: Forum.
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