Found a sweet deal on a Blaze 7.1 with some gear. Never paddled one, and this is a bad time of year to try it. Just looking for a little input. I'm 5'8", 180, size 10 feet and currently only run up to class 3. About 50/50 river running and playing. I would like to get a boat that will keep me interested in it for a couple of years. Thanks!