outstanding playboats and great river runners too, i’ve been in the 185/180 for the last two seasons, they’re very fast, super loose, and nice and stable. they have a very forgiving edge. If you like a wider knee position they’re very comfy too, last years outfitting was awesome and its even better for this year.
i’m about 180-185 during hte summer, i felt like i was in the mid-lower-ish range for the 185, it floated me great, ran like a champ, but felt a bit wide playing, which i fixed with a nice seat lift,
i paddle the 180 now, its perfect for playing, specially waves, and i’d say i’m a bit on the upper side of the range for running, still runs great, but i find myself throwing ends a bit more.
Not to de-rail this thread or anything but I didn’t want to make another one about boat questions. I am thinking about buying a vision 56 bigfoot – anyone have experience with this boat compared to some of the new riots?
I’ve sat in the flair and the V56 bigfoot. I didnt like the way I sat in the flair. Not really any thigh braces to speak of. I really liked the outfitting in the vision since I could pretty much sardine myself in if iwanted and have a lot of control. I took it to champlain and tried it out. Compared to my old boat the EZ, the edge to edge is a lot sharper. Because it is shorter though, I found I had to keep it on edge or I would just spin. Pretty easy to catch air and I found I had no trouble at all setting up for bounces. The rails on the boat actually made it so easy getting to the top of the wave and then getting air. I think I am going to go try a kingpin, astro, and project before I get a new boat. I found say try it out if you like nice outfitting and a decent wave boat.