looking to buy a boat…..im a beginer….took a course on the ottawa this sumer and spent a day at the elora gorge this fall. looking to river run/play…not sure what to get for a boat.. Some one recomended the dagger rx 6.9 for starting out.. any thoughts?
Im 175lbd, 6’2″, 34″ inseam, size 12 foot. I tried the Rx 6.9, CR 125/250, the EZG 60, the 4Fun, the Necky mission, and the Zg54.
I loved all of them, but the best fit and the best preformance, and best outfitting combo goes to the CR125 which i ended up purchasing. The EZG 60 had identical fit, but was not meant for my weight range (cant beat wavesport outfitting though!) The 4fun was 2 big for me, and had poor outfitting, the Rx 6.9 was a bit bigger than the CR125, and would have been a good fit also, but was a bore on a wave (not as loose as the CR) and had not as good of outfitting as the CR. The Mission was okay, but not as good as some of the newer designs, and the ZG was a tad too small for me, and really edgy (more of a playboat). The CR 250 was big, and did not fit me 2 well.
Preformance: The Cr was easy to roll, fun on waves and holes, and could handle big water. My friends got hoss’ and mambas and i could easily catch up with them in my smaller boat (abiet with a bit more work)
I suggest you try them out yourself (at least for fit) and try to demo as much as possible like I did to find the boat right for you. I cant really reccommend a boat to you right now, cause i dont know your paddling style, preferences, or stats.
cool…im 5’5″, 185lbs and 36″…size 8 foot…..looking for a boat that is stable and one i can play with….but at the point im at im just trying to stay up right….i have no problems rolling but i do get thrown around get a bit.