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Old 07-20-2011   #1
 
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Playboat for an intermediate paddler

I am 6'2" and hoping to sell my 4fun and buy a more aggressive playboat, i have been thinking either an older project, a kingpin, or a agent. If anyone has any suggestions on what i should get, please tell me and it does not have to be any of the boats i mentioned. Also i would like to be able to buy the boat for under $450

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Old 07-20-2011   #2
 
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I've paddled all three and personally would go with a Kingpin (large). You should be able to get one for around that price and is a great boat to figure out all the hole and wave moves as well as get aerial.

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I've paddled the project and agent. Prefer the project by a long shot; dagger stance just doesnt work for me. May want to also consider a 420 or Jackson Star series. You should be able to pick up what you want used for under $400.
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Old 07-21-2011   #4
 
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I tried an agent not as comfortable as the project in my opinion love wavesport outfitting also trying to sell my project 62 to get into a project x but it wouldnt break my heart if i was stuck with my project Im 6,1 210 pounds.
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This is pretty interesting about the comfort thing as I love WS designs but can't get over the fact that they make you sit with your legs quite straight (although I found the Project X a little better for me). Dagger and Jackson boats seem to keep the knees up higher and allow me to stay in a more aggressive position. I'm 6' tall with stubby little legs though so maybe thats why?

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are all of the boats comparable in their ability to cartwheel, loop, surf ect.?
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I'm just learning to playboat also and I have a 2007 all-star, it has been great for me and easy to learn things in, blunts, cartwheels and so on. So a bigger size for you would be good, I got mine used for 450.
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