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i am 220 pounds , 6'3'' tall , class 3+/4- kayaker .

looking for a kayak that runs up to class 4 and is good at surfing - no other tricks .something longer than a playboat .

I am in Jacksons' weight range but some paddlers tolds me- that in real world i am to heavy for the boat and others claimed : i will do fine .
PLEASE, LET ME KNOW YOUR OPINIONS .

THANKS IN ADVANCE
 

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idk if the funrunner is the right boat. it will certainly do what you want, but i think the funrunner is kind of styled like an old school playboat.... thin and slicey for cartwheels and sternsquirts... for a a faster, higher volume, more stable, river runner i would check out a JK Zen....and for a more creeking oriented, slower, stable, easy to roll boat look at a JK Superhero. i have surfed mine a bit when the occasion arises.it has a semi-planing hull that carves fast... and surfs adequately.

i think a Zen would be the ticket.
...or a Liquid logic Remix....another top notch river runner.

!bueno suerte!
 

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funrunner 70 would be the right size,as it is the bigger one offered.
Zen 75 would be the right size as well.
Whitewater Kayak: Jackson Zen, River Running, Whitewater Kayaking | Jackson Kayak

after looking at the JK pages, either would work, fun runner is supposed to be a'sporty' river runner... but the Zen would be better for creeking, waterfalls, and general bigger water river running for sure. i second my opinion for the Zen as i have seen more people liking that boat around the southwest/ Colorado.... never seen anyone paddle a fun runner because in general its either playboats or creekers around here. I would love to paddle a Zen on the grand canyon, for instance, or any harder run.. i am not a class IV playboater.

as for the weight you will be totally fine. i weigh 235 and paddle a superhero and superstar. no worries!
enjoy the awesome rivers down there, i would love to visit someday......
 

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Does surfing include caving, Cuz if you like to carve on the wave then I say diesel 80. There is a whole lot of front surf in the diesel plus the bow sits up high enough to avoid most purls on good front surf waves. Its an amazing front surf boat!
 
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