Originally Posted by Mardaver
Iíve wanted to buy Jackson boats in the past, but I weigh 185 lbs. This seems to put me in an unenviable position. I almost always find myself at the very top end of a medium Jackson or the very bottom of a large...with regards to weight. This coming season, Iíve decided I want to paddle an Antix. Top end for medium is 190. Bottom end for Large is 180. Demoing is not possible. Any advice/opinions would be much appreciated!
I can relate to the same issue as you have. I'm too tall to fit the boat for my weight so I have to size up.
I'm 6'8" 210 lbs, paddling a monstar, designed for 210lbs to 300lbs. I find it's hard to manipulate since my long legs don't have much mass so I struggle throwing the front down. I have no issues squirting as all I need to do is use my height to lean back. I can't fit into the previous 3 rockstars, but I see the 4.0 actually has more leg room so we shall see this season.
I tried the large antix and was bummed to find the bow is actually pretty short comparatively. I sat in the large axiom and immediately was stoked. There is much more bow on that boat than the jackson.
I guess what I'm saying is that I can relate to your issue and you've got to go with what fits, not with what brand you want to paddle. To be honest, after paddling jackson boats for 10+ years I'm blown away with how comfortable the outfitting is in the dagger. The ratchet below your legs makes the seat super plush. I'll miss the jackson bulkhead tho and the lack of holes in the boat keeping it super dry. Oh well, the best part about this sport is the boats are relatively affordable compared to my other favorites...mtn biking and skiing, but I digress.