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Old 09-09-2017   #1
 
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Playboat Recommendations for larger paddlers

I'm considering a play boat and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a larger paddler. I'm 6'1", 190 lbs and currently paddle a Mamba 8.6. Thanks.

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Old 09-09-2017   #2
 
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I'm about your size and paddle a 4 fun and superstar. Jackson kayaks fit big people really well.


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Old 09-09-2017   #3
 
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kingpin 6.3

Kingpin 6.3- great boat and could probably find one for $150
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Old 09-10-2017   #4
 
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second on the 4fun. I am the same size as you ....love this boat. surf machine and comfy
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3rd generation 4fun specifically
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Old 09-11-2017   #6
 
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There is a wide range of what can be considered a playboat. From something like the RPM to the rockstar. Depends on how fast of a playboat you want and the sort of features your river has to play on.

I recently moved from a Pyrahna Molan (pretty much a rockstar/allstar boat) to a gen 3 4fun. The added hull speed and lower volume at the ends make it a more versatile boat. It wouldn't be great for loops / big wave moves, but I'm 99% I won't be either. I'd say unless you know for sure you'll have the places to use a small playboat like the rockstar/mobius/jed/etc go for a boat that is a bit longer and faster.
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