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Old 06-10-2010   #1
 
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what kind of kayak

i do not own a kayak at the moment but i am definately in the market. however i am not experienced and i do not know what to look for and not. any advice on what to get. (creek boat, play boat, river runner, etc...)

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Old 06-10-2010   #2
 
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River runner. I'll sell you a well taken care of Piranha Inazone 230 for $200.
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i would be interested but im in Texas and dont really want to ship
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I was being a bit facetious but I definitely think a river runner is the way to start.
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thanks dude. i wish i was closer to some rivers to play in so it wouldnt be so hard to find a good used one.
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Old 06-11-2010   #6
 
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oh yea im about 5'10 and 150 what size boat?
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depends on what boat you get. Each model of kayaks has a weight range they should be used at. Keep that as a priority in picking out a boat. that and fit. Its all about fit.
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Old 06-29-2010   #8
 
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Guitarpreston

Try and see if you can get your way to a kayak renting shop or water outfitter shop. I always tell newbies to paddle a few different types of kayaks. For a beginner kayaker I always recommend a sit on top kayak. If you have the time, research a few kayaks or ask around.

When you paddle test one, you will get a feel for those few kayaks. This way you will paddle one or two that works for you. After that, you can go price hunting. Remember to take the equipment and accessories you need to buy extra in consideration. This way you will be able to buy a kayak you feel comfortable with and falls right within your budget.

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For a beginner kayaker I always recommend a sit on top kayak.
If you plan on boating whitewater don't waste your time or your money on a sit-on-top...

A few good choices for you would be:

Pyranha Ammo

Wavesport Diesel

Jackson Hero

LiquidLogic Remix

Chances are you will want a medium based on your height and weight. The best thing to do would be to look on the SWAP link at the top of this page, contact a few boat owners, and take a road trip. You will likely spend about the same amount you would to ship a boat, but will have the opportunity to sit in them and make sure they are comfortable (and maybe even get in the water to try them out)...

Good luck and welcome to the sport!
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If you find a decent deal, ask the seller tp ship via Greyhound Package - it's @ $80 for delivery to your local bus station...
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