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Old 06-05-2013   #1
 
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Play boat suggestions?

I paddled my EZG 42 for 6 years now, maybe more. It's been a good boat for me....surfing, spins, some cartwheeling. I borrowed a friend's Star & am loving it! I like the shorter length, outfitting, & design of this boat. I am now in the market for a new playboat. What other suggestions can people give me? I am an older paddler, 5'5", 130 lbs.

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If you loved the star why even look anywhere else? They don't get much better than that. Rock Star maybe?

WS project x ain't too bad either.
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Yeah, I figure the Star will be the best playboat for me; thought I'd see what other playboats women like.
Don't think I'm interested in the Rockstar...too specialized.
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just a quick thought about the rockstar and star series. I think that the rockstar has a more even voloume between the bow and the stern. making it easyer to cartwheel and flat spin.

If loops are a trick you want to do, maybe the star with or with out an over thruster.

they both loop well, i think you might like a rockstar better, try one if you can. The seat is raised higher in the rockstar, you can swap out any number of seat bags for a lower fit, but you might like the idea of sitting up higher.

my.02, just a thought.
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You know what, the old school LL Skip might be an option for you. The Skip is my all time favorite play boat on the wave/hole but my all time most hated for comfort. Love/hate! You just might fit in a skip. idk, just a thought.
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Check out the new Dagger Jitsu as well, a lot of people seem to like it even better than the new Star series. We've got all sizes in the new Star and Jitsu series available for demo. We'll also be doing free demos at Santa Rita during Animas River Days this weekend. Stop by and check both out!
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That sounds like a great idea, 4-corners! I will be there this w/end to Demo!
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Thanks for that info! I should try out a Rockstar.
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I am the exact size as you and absolutely LOVE my star. Tried the rock star and didn't like it much at all, but if you get a chance to try one you might think differently.
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Thanks for the info! My guess is I wouldn't like it much either. I'm hoping to demo a Dagger Jitsu in the next couple days. I did demo the new Star; the new Star has a broader bow to catch more water for vertical. I liked it very much!
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