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Old 08-16-2011   #1
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Rockstar vs. Project x

I want to get a new playboat next year and I've narrowed it down to these two but I'm not sure what the pros and cons are. I've paddled them both but one was in a hole and the other was a wave, so I didn't get a good comparison.

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Old 08-16-2011   #2
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Old 08-17-2011   #3
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Gotta log my vote for the project x. You can always jack up the seat to get more leverage like the rockstar. Overall they paddle very similar. I did by the project x this year though and have never looked back.
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Old 08-17-2011   #4
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Could you tell which outfitting was the most comfy?

I would be inclined towards the wavesport, myself.
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Old 08-17-2011   #5
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I went the other direction and paddle the Rockstar. I agree they are both similar in how they paddle with a few key differences. I found the Project X really explodes 'up' as opposed to out (which I really liked) but found the stern was catchy (and then flippy) on landings if I wasn't spot on. Sure I'd get over it with more time though. The other factor for me was leg position. I've always been less than keen on the 'straight' leg position of WS boats. The project x is better than previous models (for me anyway) but still not as comfy as the Jackson.

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Old 08-17-2011   #6
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Ok yeah that really helps. I liked how I sat higher in the WS but one thing that happens to me is I catch my back edge in holes so maybe the project would be worse. I will demo them both again in the same place and see which one works best for me. Thank you all it has helped a ton.
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