Which boat is the right boat?
Hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays and is getting stoked for the upcoming whitewater season. I know I am. Anyways, I finished out my season with my Pyranha H:3. I though it was a great boat but now it has a gaping hole in it that I don't see being fixable.
So I have been pondering which boat is the right boat for me and have taken the following ideas in to consideration for which boat to get...
1. I am 5 11 and 165 lbs.
2. I loved the Burn and H:3 and felt that they performed well but occasionally both of the boats decided to do their own thing, especially when I wasn't paddling aggressively (more my fault than the boats). I also felt that my Burn's plastic wasn't very durable but I am hard on boats.
3. I usually cut my edges into the water hard to initiate moves and snap in and out of eddies.
4. I never ran a waterfall in the Burn but I did in the H:3 and I think my back would appreciate more rocker.
5. I'll be going to school in Portland during from fall-spring (PNW boating season) therefore I might have a new appreciation for resurfacing abilities.
I have seriously been considering the stomper as it seems to fit my style fairly well and has a less aggressive edge.
I know I should wait until Spring and demo some boats but I'll be heading out to Brush Creek during springs break and would prefer not taking the extremely leaky H:3.
Any input is greatly appreciated!
Well it ain't gonna send itself.