Which boat is the right boat? - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2012   #1
 
NathanH.'s Avatar
 
Bend, Oregon
Paddling Since: 2010
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 330
Which boat is the right boat?

Hello Buzzards,
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!

__________________
This mustache has a weight limit!
NathanH. is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-05-2012   #2
 
Columbus, Indiana
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 135
Sounds like the Stomper is what you're looking for.

I'd check out the dagger mamba and JK Hero as well if I were you.....Just to see if you like it or not.

And I'd definitely demo if I were you . You can look at specs all day long, but you'll never know how it actually feels with your butt in the seat.
seedubs1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012   #3
 
lmyers's Avatar
 
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,766
Have you tried a Nomad Nathan? I have a feeling you would like it...
lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-05-2012   #4
 
NathanH.'s Avatar
 
Bend, Oregon
Paddling Since: 2010
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 330
I paddle a Mamba my first week paddling didn't care too much for it. I also paddled the Nomad at Upper Taylor this year but didn't really get a feel for it. I have heard that the boat can get weird in cross currents due to the hull sitting so low?
__________________
This mustache has a weight limit!
NathanH. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012   #5
 
DoubleYouEss's Avatar
 
Silverthorne, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2001
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 591
The Stomper is a great upgrade from the Burn/H3. I had an Everest before my Stomper 90 and think that it does a lot things, a lot better. The rocker is the biggest change that I appreciate.

Also if you would be getting rid of the H3, I've got a couple ideas for unusable boats and could take it off your hands
DoubleYouEss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012   #6
 
DoubleYouEss's Avatar
 
Silverthorne, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2001
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 591
The Nomad needs a driver (like the Stomper) if you used to just point the boat and hang on, you will be in for a change. I also had a Nomad 8.5, and that was hands down the one of my top 3 favorite boats of all time.
DoubleYouEss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012   #7
 
NathanH.'s Avatar
 
Bend, Oregon
Paddling Since: 2010
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 330
I definitely don't expect the boat to make moves for me. That wouldn't be any fun at all. I just think that my pyranha's catch an edge when I am least expecting it.
__________________
This mustache has a weight limit!
NathanH. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012   #8
 
DoubleYouEss's Avatar
 
Silverthorne, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2001
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 591
I haven't had that happen in my Stomper yet, and it was very very rare when it happened in my old Nomad
DoubleYouEss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012   #9
gh
 
pnw, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoubleYouEss View Post
The Stomper is a great upgrade from the Burn/H3. I had an Everest before my Stomper 90 and think that it does a lot things, a lot better. The rocker is the biggest change that I appreciate.

Also if you would be getting rid of the H3, I've got a couple ideas for unusable boats and could take it off your hands
Spoken like a rep.

My advice is to demo the boats and decide what works for you. The new Burn has backed off quite a bit on the edges, have you tried one of the newer ones? Quite a change from the H3.

They all pretty much use the same plastic and Pyranha was very fair with me when I damaged my Burn.
__________________
"Yesterday I was clever and tried to change the world. Today I am wise and try to change myself." -Rumi
gh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012   #10
 
DoubleYouEss's Avatar
 
Silverthorne, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2001
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 591
Disclaimer: I am not a rep or affiliated with any boat company in anyway. I have worked in outdoor retail previously and have been an ACA WW instructor for years.
DoubleYouEss is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New boat? No guides Kayaking | Gear Talk 3 07-25-2010 09:15 PM
Z one, anyone have this boat ? seangar5 Kayaking | Gear Talk 0 04-07-2010 12:08 PM
Creek boat vs River Running Boat? etnguppys Whitewater Kayaking 16 05-15-2009 02:26 PM
boat Q: 140lb 5/9" female wants fast boat she can throw River_Wench Kayaking | Gear Talk 3 04-25-2005 08:11 AM
Looking for a boat. harter Whitewater Kayaking 1 06-15-2004 05:36 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.