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Jackson Superstars

Post by Lancs_lad » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:20 pm

I owned a 2007 superstar and it felt well balanced, easy to paddle and felt like I wasn't too big for it. Today I paddled a 2010 superstar at TB and it felt alot smaller (it is in length but not vol). To get in it I had the seat all the way back, as a result the stern was under water just sitting in it. So I've concluded too small. Plus I got battered the entire way down the course! Haha

I believe the 2013 superstar is bigger. Anyone paddled it and able to compare? I don't want to get the monstar as it is huge! (Also £400 more!).

I am 6ft 3 225 lbs.

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Re: Jackson Superstars

Post by C1pete » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:35 am

I have a 2010 Superstar and weigh just shy of 100Kg and volume is about right. I couldn't put much more lard on or I would be too heavy, likewise if I was much lighter I think I would struggle to throw it around as much. Its up for sale/swap at the moment if you are interested as I do more river running at the moment.

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Re: Jackson Superstars

Post by Lancs_lad » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:48 am

Thanks but I think the 2010 superstar is too small for me.

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Post by C1pete » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:04 am

no worries

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Re: Jackson Superstars

Post by TechnoEngineer » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:45 am

Perhaps try the Project 62 or large RockStar?
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Re: Jackson Superstars

Post by Lancs_lad » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:42 pm

Large rockstar is tiny! Smaller than the superstar.

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Re: Jackson Superstars

Post by TechnoEngineer » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:46 pm

I'm 6'5", 250lb, and was able to get into a Large Rockstar - albeit stern-heavy. I didn't quite fit into a Project X 64.

I believe Dave Wortley has paddled a Large RockStar and he is 6'3", although he weighs a lot less than 225lb.

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Re: Jackson Superstars

Post by BigPhil » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:15 pm

I think you are right about the 2010 superstar being much smaller fit. I assume you took all the foot padding out. I have had the 2007 and 2005 superstars which were great size for my 6'4". I'd be tempted to try the jed or rock star next but I'm enjoying my super ego too much at the moment.

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Re: Jackson Superstars

Post by Lancs_lad » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:43 pm

Regards the rockstar I have done some research. The old rockstar is indeed large and would probably suit my needs. However, the new large rockstar is now smaller than the previous!?! Why they mess with the sizes is beyond me.

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Re: Jackson Superstars

Post by Lancs_lad » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:49 pm

Also I contacted square rock and they have no more 2013 superstars left. With the star range being discontinued (except the monstar and rockstar) ill have to keep my eyes out for a 2nd hand one. However, I think Ill need the monstar after further research.

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Re: Jackson Superstars

Post by TechnoEngineer » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:13 pm

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Re: Jackson Superstars

Post by Catastronaut » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:27 pm

On a similar note: has anybody sat in a large WS Möbius, Dagger Jitsu or Pyranha Jed? Which is the biggest in terms of weight and leg length? At 6'3" with longish legs/feet and 215 lbs I also have problems replacing my old playboat. Need to be prepared, in case my trusty old RAD195 finally breaks...

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Re: Jackson Superstars

Post by Strad » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:58 pm

The biggest Jed paddled okay and had room to spare for me - 6'4", 225 lbs. Only a short trial session (1/2 hour) though, so couldn't comment on longer comfort.
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