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Old 07-28-2019   #21
 
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Whichever kayak fits your budget, fits you, and gets you on the water the soonest is the one I'd choose. Beyond that it all comes down to preferences, many of which you won't know yourself until you've been paddling a while. So grab a boat and some gear, learn the roll, start paddling with your kids and the rest you'll figure out as you progress.
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Especially this!


It's summer and the rivers are dropping. Get a boat and get out there.


Don't ever buy a new boat for your first boat, your preferences will absolutely develop and change as your skills progress.




I started in a Perception Pirouette. That dates my paddling experience, doesn't it??! Paid $300 for it in 1998 and sold it for $300 in 2005 or so to a sea kayaker who wanted to run rivers but didn't want a "whitewater" kayak as they were getting small by that time. I then had a Dagger Redline, a WaveSport X, a WaveSport BigEZ, a LiquidLogic Big Hoss, a Bliss-Stick Mac-1, a Dagger Agent 6.2...now the SuperFun. Never spent more than $300 used for any of them, so I didn't mind moving through boats.

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Old 07-28-2019   #22
 
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Need updates for the rest of the class, jonseim!
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Old 07-28-2019   #23
 
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Picked up a Jackson super fun today, serial ends in 09, does that make it a pre second gen boat? Gonna call Jackson tomorrow and verify unless anyone knows more. Can text pics, what are major differences to be aware of between first and second gen? Should I hold out for a second gen or keep looking at mamba and zen?
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Old 07-28-2019   #24
 
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Think I got the new hull with older outfitting, now I need a skirt for it and try it out. Thanks for all the help and suggestions
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Old 07-29-2019   #25
 
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Heard you got a boat!
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Old 07-31-2019   #26
 
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Nice!

Great find! That should do the trick nicely!
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Old 07-31-2019   #27
 
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Looking for a 200 or 203cm paddle for me and my new to me super fun. Help a brother out please, trying to do this on the cheap.
Guessing a 197 would probably be ok as well.
I’m 6’4” tall paddling a super fun.
Thanks
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Old 07-31-2019   #28
 
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Glad you found a SuperFun - it's the one kayak I keep coming back to after all these years for my all around do everything kayak. The updated outfitting come out some time in 2010 and been improved on since but doesn't make a huge difference - just a bit easier to adjust.

As for paddles, a 197 length is going to be more common than a 200, and more so than a 203. A 197 will work fine for you in the Super.
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