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  • #1406
    Anonymous
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    Hi there,
    I am just starting out and would like to know what people suggest in ways for a new forgiving playboat. I have looked at Perception, Dagger, and Liquid Logic, and everyone seems to have great opinions. I am a medium sized female looking for something to encourage and last for a while.
    Thank you.

    #17294
    harris
    Participant

    If you are buying new – get one of the new river running playboats like the Dagger RX or the LL Cross River. They seem to be friendly enough on the river and also can do most play moves.

    #17295
    bryce
    Participant

    Try a Jackson Fun series. River running/play. Jeff has demos at Boatwerks.

    I tried several boats this winter in the pool. The Jackson was by far the easiest to roll. I mean really really easy.
    So it is what I chose to start with. I felt I had more confidence in a boat that was easier to roll.

    B

    #17296
    wavesporter
    Participant

    buy my T2!

    <img loading=” title=”Very Happy” />

    its super stable!
    a little on the slow side, but very responsive, and did i mention super stable.

    this thing is nuts when it comes to stability!

    its 400$

    steal blue

    good condition

    all original outfitting.

    #17297
    bryce
    Participant
    "wavesporter":iwxuktae wrote:
    buy my T2!

    <img loading=” title=”Very Happy” />

    its super stable!
    a little on the slow side, but very responsive, and did i mention super stable.

    this thing is nuts when it comes to stability!

    its 400$

    steal blue

    good condition

    all original outfitting.[/quote:iwxuktae]

    Nice to see an truly unbiased opinion :lol: I guess their is really no such thing.

    How come your T2 isn’t posted in the classifieds?

    B

    #17298
    Griff
    Participant

    The wavesport EZ line (EZ, big EZ, super EZ) is one of the best beginner boats out there. I have one and love it. The new boats RX and CR and undoubtedly good boats but you’re gonna have to pay for it. You can pick up a used EZ for a good price and it will last you for a while (as your skill develops).

    Steve

    #17299
    bryce
    Participant

    Also check out the EZG. It was my second choice and probably one of the most comfy boats I tried.

    #17300
    firstd
    Participant

    Yeah, def check the EZG or crossriver or Fun before you go for something oldschool like an EZ, people will tell you they’re a sweet beginner boat, but this is true only if you’re not looking to progress quickly or learn “newschool” paddling skills. comfort alone, new boats rock older ones, and the newer smaller hulls have a much better learnign curve.

    #17301
    wavesporter
    Participant
    "bryce":3m4080tn wrote:
    "wavesporter":3m4080tn wrote:
    buy my T2!

    <img loading=” title=”Very Happy” />

    its super stable!
    a little on the slow side, but very responsive, and did i mention super stable.

    this thing is nuts when it comes to stability!

    its 400$

    steal blue

    good condition

    all original outfitting.[/quote:3m4080tn]

    Nice to see an truly unbiased opinion :lol: I guess their is really no such thing.

    How come your T2 isn’t posted in the classifieds?

    B[/quote:3m4080tn]

    ya i will put it up again

    it expired

    #17302
    Grant
    Participant

    I agree with the Jackson Fun suggestion. It’s the most comfortable boat I’ve found to date and they make some many sizes, I’m sure you can find one to fit you (Fun 1, 1.5,2, fun, 4, and super fun).

    Advguide.com in waterloo is having a paddle demo event this weekend and should have some various boat available to try out.

    #17303
    Jenny Right-Side
    Participant

    Go with the Jackson Fun series.
    Very forgiving, arguably one of the easiest boats to roll, and versatile. You can run a river, do some easy creeking, flatwater bow stalls, and playing (it’s a lot of fun on a wave!).
    It’s an all-round great jack-of-all-trades boat, great introduction to the world of whitewater kayaking!
    Some of last years Funs are for sale for $500 through OKS, take a look!
    http://206.191.7.186/equipment/index.cfm

    #17304
    pg
    Participant

    I’d give the T2 a try …it is very stable and is a great boat . Also ….make sure You get some type of newer play boat[last 3/4 years] ,dont get a river runner as it will just slow your learning/fun ratio . The reason bieng that You will want a real play boat once You see the fun everyone is haveing in them and they are not much harder to learn in.

    #17305
    seaborn
    Participant

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    #17306
    bryce
    Participant
    "seaborn":1u1m04y7 wrote:
    Hi,

    I would suggest getting a used boat to start with. Chances are that after getting some experience, you’ll want to switch to a different boat before you know it.

    Have fun,
    Geoff[/quote:1u1m04y7]

    You could argue that it would be easier to sell a newer used boat when the time comes to upgrade though.

    #17307
    Anonymous
    Participant

    I’m trying to find more information on the Jackson Fun 1.5 boat, and on the kayaknews.ca website, it doesn’t seem to list any Jackson boat reviews, or even list any used boats for sale across Canada. Am I looking for a different name I wouldn’t think of? Does every Jackson owner love their boat so much they don’t want to sell it? If anyone is selling a Jackson, post it please!

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