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Old 05-07-2012   #1
 
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Roll factor

Having read all about the foll 3 boats, it seems they are all about the same perform. for cl; 3/4 river running, ie the new Mambas the Zen and the Remix.So it boils down to ease of rolling, and in the opinion of this board, which would be the easiest?By easy I mean closest to the Nomad, say, to roll.

Thnks alot for your views on this.

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Old 05-08-2012   #2
 
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Remix for sure... Nice round displacment hull is butter to roll.. Which is what I learned in..
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And it keeps rolling, too!
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To answer your question the mamba is the most nomad like. It rolls like an easier to roll nomad. It has almost an auto roll.

However all those boats are easy to roll. That's how they were designed. (I've actually never been in a Zen, but all Jackson boats roll pretty easily, and I would bet it rolls easy)

My point is that most river running boats are easy to roll. If I were you I would pick the boat based on how it runs rivers, outfitting, etc and not on rolling. But that is just me.
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I agree anchor less ... On the keep on rolling. Which is why I learned to roll but moved on to something else..
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Mambas are sick. Then again a lot of people in Idaho seem to like the Remix.
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I'm sure someone will disagree with me but I don't think boats differ that much in the ease of roll category. I think there is maybe a 5% difference ease of roll in this boat or that (especially in boats in the same category). If you have a good roll it won't matter what your in. I've rolled a sit on top ocean going kayak. Work on your roll technique and get the boat that fits or runs rivers best.
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I agree with goldcamp
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