Wavesport Super EZ opinions

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Wavesport Super EZ opinions

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Hi all.
I'm looking for an old school river runner type of boat and have been offered a Super EZ at a really good price but as yet haven't had chance to sit in one.
What are peoples thoughts on it (obviously if you've paddled it) I'm 6.1 tall and just over 100kg in weight.
Reviews online look pretty good but most cite it as being difficult to roll.
I did try a Big EZ a few years ago but couldn't get my feet comfy.

Thanks in advance.

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6'4", 105kg when I tried one, I loved it, comfy, good to surf (river or sea) easy to get on end, nice to cart wheel. Rolling I found ok, although I found myself tending towards a back deck roll - not good if descending a river or in a shallow spot.
Old School?? I miss my AQII..
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Strad wrote:6'4", 105kg when I tried one, I loved it, comfy, good to surf (river or sea) easy to get on end, nice to cart wheel. Rolling I found ok, although I found myself tending towards a back deck roll - not good if descending a river or in a shallow spot.
Would you say it's more a playboat then than a fun river runner?

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I had one for many a year
and they are great boats very tail happy on pushy 4's or 5's
But then again its not a creek boat
they are great surfing boats sea and river
and as for rolling they can be a bit of a pain at times
because they are so wide but as i said there not creekers
so you know what your getting
plus you can pick one up for £100-200 so if you dont like it
just sell it and get your money back simple.

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I still have one - I'm 6'6" and about 100kg ish (+ paddling kit).
It is very wide but I find it rolls fine.
Paddled it in the alps a couple of times (maybe 6 years ago) and in Scotland.
Going down Guardian Angel gorge on the Guil it had a tendency to sink the back end so made me realise I needed a more suitable boat, so I now have a large burn too.
I haven't yet found a better (big) playboat that I fit in (but I haven't really been looking for a few years now).
I tried paddling it with splits and safety gear in the back once, but it didn't feel right at all.
There is lots of space for feet as there are very big foot bumps.

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Thanks for the feedback guys.

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TwoHats wrote:
Strad wrote:6'4", 105kg when I tried one, I loved it, comfy, good to surf (river or sea) easy to get on end, nice to cart wheel. Rolling I found ok, although I found myself tending towards a back deck roll - not good if descending a river or in a shallow spot.
Would you say it's more a playboat then than a fun river runner?
no it was fine running rivers, wouldn't have liked to take it on anything really pushy but took it out on big 3s. a bit tail happy, but so is the juice I paddle now :-). The one complaint was that after a period of playing /surfing more than river running I had developed a habit of back deck rolls as I found them the easiest roll with the boat - just a comment of caution for a paddler to be aware of and adjust when they river run.
Old School?? I miss my AQII..
Graham Stradling

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