New Kayaker - Boat Advice
I'm just trying to narrow down the list of boats to demo for fit, etc.
I'm 5'9" and fluctuate between 185-200# (usually around 190#). I have slightly longer legs for my frame. I have been river rafting a bunch but took up kayaking only recently. The only hardshell I have been in was a Dagger Mamba 8.5, and while I liked the stability, it didn't feel right on me.
I live in Denver, so I'm looking for a boat I can run on the South Platte and other rivers in Colorado with level 2 and 3 rapids as well as doing some playboating. I'm obviously a few years away from attempting something extreme. I'm not going to be dazzling anyone soon with acrobatics on waves, and I'm still working on my roll (so a boat that has easy rolling capabilities would be great too).
What has been suggested to me is the Jacson 4Fun rather than a creek boat. I was curious as to other LL, Dagger, etc. products that might fit well into this range and would be good to learn on.