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freexbiker 09-18-2007 06:43 PM

I've been thinking about stepping up to some bigger water so I think I need a new boat. Lately Ive been looking at the LL Remix. Right now I am using a LL Airhead and am not sure it would work to step up to IVs and maybe in a couple of years Vs. I would mostly be using it for rivers until I step it up to creeks.Would this boat still be all right or would it be overkill? I would love suggestions on other boats. Im in no big rush either.
My dimensions are 5'11" 185#

gh 09-18-2007 09:17 PM

i like the burn for my big boat. i dont think you will be overboated. there is a big push to run everything in the smallest boat you can find. i dont agree with that. demo and if it feels good, buy it.

Waterwindpowderrock 09-18-2007 09:29 PM

Just run everything in the smallest boat you can find.

peterB 09-18-2007 10:45 PM

I just got four of them for my program and people are liking them. They are fast and fun to slalom around in. They surf well and are great for old school huge enders. Even some of my advanced kids are enjoying getting out of the playboats, hauling ass, and making hard moves. They are big. I can paddle the 59, the 69 is what they recommend and I am paddling the 79 on Ruby horsethief next week. The outfitting is sick. I am having to pry them out of my instructors hands so that the kids can paddle them. they are big and inspire a power on style of paddling.

Anyway, with Barrel running all the time I am loving having it around.


caspermike 09-19-2007 09:10 AM

you can run v's in playboats. don't get something unless you try and demo, there are lots of boats made for the all around so check all your options before sticking with one boat form the start

shortbus 09-19-2007 10:44 AM

Hey Luke,

we should be getting some in the shop before too long up in Cody, (Gradient). Give a call if you are headed this way to hit up the Sho-sho and you can demo a Remix. Kirk Hudson comes up here a lot if you know him, otherwise call the shop at 307-587-4659. See you around.

freexbiker 09-19-2007 05:43 PM

Thanks everyone for helping out. im not sure if i can but i would like to demo a remix. Were headed to denver soon and i was wondering if any shops in Denver demo any of these types of boats.
Any shop references would be appreciated greatly.

Mike Harvey 09-23-2007 11:44 AM

I just paddled one (the 69) on the Upper Yough on Thursday. I am 6' 170lbs. I liked it overall. It was deffinately "fast" on a line and narrow so you could paddle it more like a slalom boat, drawing it through moves. Not as fast spinning like a creek boat. It came around in smaller eddys a little more slowly. Boofed well and it was fairly fun to surf a little in. Good all around boat for someone who wants to be confident moving into whitewater that is harder for them.

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