Jitsu-ers - Size Help! (Sorry) - Mountain Buzz

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Old 04-27-2017   #1
Mmm-cow, Idaho
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Jitsu-ers - Size Help! (Sorry)


I'm in the market for a playboat. I'm sort of in po-dunk territory in terms of being able to demo.

I know i much prefer Dagger outfitting, so I'm leaning hard toward the Jitsu.

My inseam is 33 1/2" and I'm about 145#'s. I sat in a 5.5 recently and was shocked that I could fit in it even more comfortably than my Project 52. Was this a fluke? I'm almost *positive* it was the 5.5 (but I was in CO, so *maybe* I was high?)

Anyhow, I can get a great deal on a 5.5, but it will have to be shipped. Should I hold out for the 5.9? I hear mixed reviews - the max weight range for the 5.5 is 155#s, and the minimum for the 5.9 is 140. Some say - get the smallest boat you can fit into, while others advise to size up.

What say you sage buzzards?

Thank you!!!

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Old 04-27-2017   #2
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Check out the North Idaho Whitewater Boating Group on Facebook. There's a guy in CDA selling a 5.5. He's a nice guy, I bet he would let you paddle it to get a better idea.
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Old 04-27-2017   #3
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You're awesome - you're totally right - Mr. Grubb would more than likely be super cool in letting me take his for a spin! (But, I can't afford to buy his right now and I'd feel like a jerk trying his to buy another one. Ha) But... i do prefer the red to the orange one I'm looking at so... if he happens to drop the price in the while I'm drumming up info/input, then maybe it will all work out smashingly. Thank youfindellw!
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Corbin Park is in. Go now if you haven't surfed it.
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