Hero or Little Hero
Make no mistake, the Hero is hands down the best choice. It is one of the top two designs on the market (Diesel is the other, but I'd recommend the Hero for you). The only choice you will need to decide between really is size -- Hero or Little Hero. My fiance' had bought a Hero on her own. Which, she was unbelievable stable in it for her ability I noticed when we met. Then one day I paddled it and, although I loved it for me at 160#s, I felt it had to feel too big on her at 130#s (and losing weight getting in shape). Then she sat in the Little Hero and .... tah dah! ... it was just right. The LIttle Hero is 1 1/2 inches narrower and about 11 gallons less volume (i.e. bulbous). It gets on edge much easier and, for a smaller person, is more controllable, fun, and still rock solid stable. The Hero/Little Hero is the hot ticket and you may not ever need another boat. Hope you make the right choice.
P.S.: I do not work for JK or any other kayak related company. Just giving you honest insight from experience and nearly three decades of enjoying the sport myself and teaching others. Cheers!
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