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    Question Recommended Kayak for larger paddler please?

    Hi All,

    Ive just tried a Dagger Blackwater 10.5 but found it to small. What else can you recommend that would be better for someone that is 62 and 17 stone? Used mainly in rivers. But not to much white water. Mainly for recreational light use. Must be stable.

    Cheers

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    Pyranha fusion in large will fit you fine.

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    Cheers. I quite like the

    1)Old Town Vapour 12XT


    2)Dagger Axis 12

    3)Liquidlogic XP10

    Neither 1 or 2 are available in UK. Will look at your suggestion. Cheers.
    Last edited by Maverick777; 22nd-April-2019 at 09:18 PM.

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    I have a Tootega Prophecy 135 http://www.tootega.com/kayaks/prophecy/135-huntsman/

    It can take me (110kg) and plenty of camping gear with no problem. It actually seems to perform better with a heavy load in it

    Bren

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    Hi
    I have an xp10 it’s great and I’m your size
    if you are near Blackpool pm me and you can have a tryout
    Best

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    I am 6 ft 1/2 inch and 17 1/2 stone and used to paddle a Dagger RPM Max. Hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren View Post
    I have a Tootega Prophecy 135 http://www.tootega.com/kayaks/prophecy/135-huntsman/

    It can take me (110kg) and plenty of camping gear with no problem. It actually seems to perform better with a heavy load in it

    Bren
    Not sure it would be much good on any white water

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    My xp10 was used on 4* WW

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    No...I actively try to avoid white water.

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    Well for me I plumped for the Dagger Stratos 14.5L ,its a kinda do it all kayak and I cant really fault it ,it holds plenty of kit , and holds me with room to spare (I am 5'11'' and 19+ stone )

    A few youtube vids I looked at before I bought,, that made me chose

    https://youtu.be/CgkxUQBZm8M

    https://youtu.be/VAybU4npsJs

    https://youtu.be/ERt11dSVabU

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    I went for a riot enduro 13. Very good storage, quite agile but great for touring. Good value for money too.

    Sent from my FIG-LX1 using Tapatalk

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    I am 6ft 5 in, 100kg. Pyranha Fusion fits me well.

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    Thanks for tips. Cheers

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    Also like the look of the Liquidlogic XP 10. Had a sit in a Liquidlogic HOSS, but felt cramped..

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    Hi,
    Saw you are avoiding white water, im 6ft2 and 13st. I have a Perception Carolina 12. Its fantastic. Easy to get in and out of, tracks well and has decent storage. At 12ft easy to store and transport.Worth looking into if you dont want to do play boat stuff. Lots of good reviews on youtube.
    Cheers,
    Lee.

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    I am a mature 5'10 15 stone man . I have owned an easky 13, fantastic all rounder. Easky 15 is a great boat, fast and stable. If considering white water the perception fusion is a great all rounder. Slower but very capable of grade 1 ,2 ,and 3 . Will behave well at sea as well . The only shortcoming is slightly slow. Hope this is useful.

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