Varun owners, advice please...medium or large?

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KevfaeFife
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Varun owners, advice please...medium or large?

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6' and 187lbs has me dropping between the medium and large boats. Any owners out there with experience of either or both?

Information on the web is sparse and what there is conflicts a bit. For me, the boats river running ability shades the play side of things. Should I be looking at the large for that reason?

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Re: Varun owners, advice please...medium or large?

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Hi

I've paddled both medium and large quite a bit. I would go for the large for river running.

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Thanks Tim

Interesting you've paddled both. At my weight, would the medium become a bit of a handful? I see it being used to spice up those slower/lower level days. Got a Burn for the bigger days.

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hi

I've paddled both mostly because the medium came out first and we all went and paddled it a load. I would say the medium for you would be a great playboat. I would definitely choose the large as it will still be fun but its a little wider and perhaps a little more slicey so predictable but fun.
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Re: Varun owners, advice please...medium or large?

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I'm slightly shorter and lighter than you and paddle the large as a river runner. Same as you I wanted a more playful river runner than my usual diesel. I found the large was just more comfy to sit in than the medium but still paddled well.

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Thanks Jag, appreciated.

Time to sniff out a killer deal on whatever stocks left out there I reckon.

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Re: Varun owners, advice please...medium or large?

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I'm 5ft9 and 154lbs and struggle to keep me tail out the water in a medium. If I was much taller or heavier I think I would have gone with the large.

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Pretty much the same size as you (op), have a medium - good for flat/low grade play but I'm too heavy for river running and it becomes very catchy. Have a medium for sale now!
Go for large for river running - you will still have a lot of fun in it!
Ray

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