At your size take the time to demo the Astro 58, great river runner and awsome playboat.I am a devout Riot fan and have followed their designs over the years , I have been paddling the Astro 54 since the fall of 2005 at my size a little smaller than you not by much and have lots of fun on the Ottawa playing and river running , a little slow to get on certain waves but once on hold tight, with the extra lenght of the 58 I assume it should be a little faster.
I’ll overlook your comments about my face, because in that department, I know you have all the bragging rights (ha, ha..)
I’ve read that Phitty wasn’t impressed with his Astro 58, he likes speed over bouncing (previous thread somewhere below) , so he might be selling his… Also there’s a Project 60-2? for sale in the classified, though it may be a little big for you.
I wont be up there til the spring i think…probably about 2 months or so for my VR to go through. 2 more months that is…thats my guesstimate anyways. But i would love to demo when i get up there