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Old 04-05-2010   #1
 
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Best Playboat for Women?

Looking for a good women specific playboat. I currently have a Wavesport which is easy to roll, but not so great for tricks etc. Any input would be GrEAt!

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Old 04-05-2010   #2
 
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i have a g. ride 6.2 for sale if you are interested.
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My roommate and I (both girls) have Dagger KingPins and we both really like them. I know 3 other women that have them as well and have been happy. It fits better around my hips, which is one of the things I think works well for me. I have a 6.2 and it's a little big for throwing around, but it's fun taking it downriver. The other nice thing about them is that they're cheap, especially since the Agent came out.

Good luck in the search!
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Also a fan of the Kingpin... actually, a few of us have renamed it the 'Queenpin.'
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Kingpin...

Yes, it is a great boat. Have new ones in stock at cool girl discount....

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Old 04-07-2010   #6
 
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Thanks for the tips! Will see if I can demo one of these babies
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Don't get a Kingpin. They leak like a sieve... and they don't nearly have the performance other boats on the market offer.

Are you thinking about taking playboating pretty seriously or just river running in your playboat?

The only reason I would ever suggest buying a Kingpin would be for use as a river running playboat. If you want to play get a Jackson.
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Here's another gal that likes the kingpin. I paddle a 6.2 and I'm 5'9" 150lbs
I like to try to play, but I've never got very good. A good photographer, Terry, caught this photo of me trying to loop. This picture says more about the photographer than me as a play boater. The kingpin is great for river play and ferries great for catching lots of eddies (another form of play). and yes it leaks like a sieve.
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Are you thinking about taking playboating pretty seriously or just river running in your playboat?
I never take anything too seriously, so probably river running in my playboat would be an honest answer.

Any input on the Agent? I am looking at a 6.0. I think the kingpins are too big for my frame (110 lbs, 5'2")
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