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Old 07-31-2011   #1
 
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new here, just a bit of help

So i have went out a couple time renting kayaks and I have now decided to go buy a used one and try out some new waters with friends.


anyhow, I am 5 10 and 180 , I have found a fuse 64 for 400 and thought it seemed like a good deal. Is this just way too large for me, or will it still be usable?

There are not a whole lot of used kayaks around me

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If it seems like a good deal and the boat is in good shape for 400 bucks, go for it. It's not gonna be to big. The main thing is to get on the river and have fun. Before you know it your gonna be looking to run harder and harder rapids. Then comes a new boat once you figure out what discipline you prefer.

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So i have went out a couple time renting kayaks and I have now decided to go buy a used one and try out some new waters with friends.


anyhow, I am 5 10 and 180 , I have found a fuse 64 for 400 and thought it seemed like a good deal. Is this just way too large for me, or will it still be usable?

There are not a whole lot of used kayaks around me

TIA
Not too large, sounds like a good pick. I would go for it. Should be a good beginner boat.
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It sounds like a good deal. I'm 5'11" and somewhere between 160-170 depending on the month or day and have a Fuse 56. It is the right size for me. It would make a great beginner boat in my opinion. It's a pretty boring boat for the most part. Hard to make it cartwheel or throw the ends down. All pretty good characteristics for a beginner boat.

I think ideally you would be in the 56. The 64 is going to be a little big, but not a deal killer. You'll figure it out as you get better.
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