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Old 11-14-2006   #1
Canon City, Colorado
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river runner recommendation plse?

for newbie, teenage girl...my daughter....will be 15....5ft2in...around 110 lbs...wants to learn next season. any thoughts out thar?

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Old 11-14-2006   #2
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I would post this on the bettybuzz and you will get more input from women boaters but from everything I have seen, smaller women seem to like the trigger.
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Old 11-14-2006   #3
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Rivers to Run

Not sure if you asking about boats or rivers. But good newbie runs are Filterplant on the Poudre
Upper Colorado Pumphouse to Radium
Upper Colorado Rancho Del Rio to State Bridge
to name a few...
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Old 11-16-2006   #4
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the best thing for her is to #1 join a rolling class #2 if she has accomplished that, then i would suggest having her join a pool session as she will be able to demo boats for free #3 get her into a boat that is very inexpensive but somewhat current because as she grows as a paddler she will decide if she likes river running, play boating...etc! this can happen very fast if she really likes to paddle. I have way too many friends that dumped a lot of money into a boat and gear that someone recommended to them, only to find that their child did not like the fit of the boat or the length of the paddle. I think a real good piece of advise that someone else gave you was for her to hook up with other women boaters to get all the info and then she can go to the river and kick butt!!!! (beware of some of the boat dealers out there, most of them are very very good-but i have known a few that were just happy to sell something and get it out the door! ) cheers
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