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Old 07-27-2011   #1
 
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Looong Legs in a Kayak

I am 6'1" and i am literally all legs. I am looking for suggestions on good whitewater kayaks that might comfortablly fit my legs. I have been learning in a liquidlogic and I am hardly able to fit.

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Darby, I'll let ya try my Villian (My Yellow Boat) next time in the pool.

Other suggestions would be:

- Jackson Hero or the Super Hero

- Wavesport Diesel 70 or the 80 sizes, or the WS Habitat

- Liquid Logic Jefe (maybe the grande size) or the Remix 69 or 79 sizes ( Cecil is getting these boats in very soon, ask him about it. He also owns a Jefe, so also ask him if you could try his jefe next pool session)

- Dagger Mamba 8.0 or the 8.5

- Pyranha Burn, Large size. (Maybe a Medium, but might be a bit tight)

* If you wanted to make a drive up to a kayak shop that's close by, and sit in boats and check out their different fits, head up to Denver, and check out 'Confluence Kayaks'. It's off of the 23rd Ave. Exit, (Same as the Big REI and the Aquarium,) and it's a few blocks up from there, on the right side, in the Vitamin Cottage Plaza. It's in the downstairs part of that Building. Plenty of parking there too. I'll go up with you if you want some company and friendly help.

*Another great shop that's close-ish by is Golden RIver Sprots up in Golden.

See you Tuesday probably!

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OH, and I think you've been learning in the LL HOSS...maybe the Huck, but im pretty sure it's the Hoss.
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Thanks Alex! I would really aprreciate the help when i can find the time to go up to denver to check out that shop! I won't be in the pool for a couple of weeks though
Figures, i get a sucessfull roll and then i can't come out :P
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Two words: Jackson Kayak
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I know that there's gotta be others out there in the same "boat" as you that could offer better advice... I've def seen some tall tall people on the river.

I'm sure there's more people on the 'buzz around the same height as ya that can offer up some better insight from their personal experiences with squeezing into a big enough boat....BUZZARDS???
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Thanks Alex! I would really aprreciate the help when i can find the time to go up to denver to check out that shop! I won't be in the pool for a couple of weeks though
Figures, i get a sucessfull roll and then i can't come out :P
Sure thing! Anytime!
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Also 6-1 and all legs. About 180lbs, I assume you are pretty light as well...
Airborne is spot on.
I have found Jackson boats don't fit me very well though.
Definitely go to Confluence Kayak. Great selection and really good people.
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There's plenty of boats out there that you can fit into. Heck, Johns 6'9" and fits into a burn. I'm 6'2" and used to squeeze my self into S6 200, which is a 55 gal. playboat. The Remix 69 has plenty of room. Depending on your weight you may want to look for a 79.
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Long gone are the days of bloody feet and rolls of athletic tape. There are a ton of boats that will fit just fine. I would assume any large modern boat and a lot of the mediums will fit just fine. Good luck.
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