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Hey everyone, my name is Colin and I am new to Mountain buzz. I have had a great opportunity over the past few weeks. I have been testing the JK Rocker. I am a big guy 6'5" and 225#. For years I have been forced to paddle boats that have been to small for me. In the past few years this has gotten better with play boats (score,super ez, super star/fun) but there has been no end in sight with creek boats. Now I feel that I have a few options. While I am out of the ideal weight range for the Rocker it has been supporting me better than my past two creek boats(Y,Gus). I have been testing it on Great Falls. That is on the Potomac for all of you western folks. The thing that stands out the most about the Rocker is the stability and predictability. The boat does not keep you guessing. It goes where you want it. The hip on the boat adds such great secondary stability, that I have to unintentionally flip the boat while in a rapid. All in all it is a great choice for big guys, and if you are to big for this just wait for the Super Hero. Try them out and make up your own mind. Later.
 

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How does the stern act?

Ive have never seen any very good straight forward pictures but fromthe ones on the site, the stern looks like it is too small. Does it backender much? How does it paddle compared to the y or gus. Im in asheville so if you all bring some to the green email me. I want to demo one. Russell
 

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I have never paddled one but I have been on some trips with people in the rocker

the stern does look short but here is the deal

the seat is actually more forward in the cockpit in order to give very roomy and easy access to the stern for storing gear so it makes it look like a short stern but in comparison to where the seat is the stern is around standard length. It is somewhat of an illusion. I hoppe this makes sense.

Can't really say how it paddles though since I've never been in one.
 
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