What size Burn?

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Philip Mitchell
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What size Burn?

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I'm 5ft 9
16 years old
shoe size 9
and weight 64Kg
Should i be getting a small or large burn
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A medium surely would be the best option? As with any new purchase try it out first, and see what feels comfortable.

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Try them out and find what actually works for you!

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sorry meant small or medium burn. im in the middle of the weight range for the small burn and at the bottom end for the medium and as im not looking to carry massive amounts of kit surely a small would suit me better?

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I think it would be best to get the small at your weight as being in the middle of the range sounds good to me.

However if youre buying new I would consider growing room at your age as these things are £900!

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yer well hopefully getting a second hand one. So if anyone has one for sale please get in contact =)

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It depends on how you want the boat to handle. I tend to go up a size and raise the seat a bit, but that's just my preference. Your best bet would be to try both.

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Go medium, I am slightly lighter than you and even though the Burn S did me for a while I had to upsize.

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It is easier to ballast the boat for a short while or put some kit in than it is is to stop growing.

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My vote - go medium.

Like the others said - you will grow. Also, I am sure you will eventually want to carry more kit than you currently imagine.

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David Fairweather wrote:It depends on how you want the boat to handle. I tend to go up a size and raise the seat a bit, but that's just my preference. Your best bet would be to try both.
How does size affect the way the boat handles? does it help Boofing and surfing to have a smaller boat??
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Medium or large (although the large might be a bit too big!)
But I'd tend to say go as big as you can whilst still being able to comfortably reach over the sides to paddle!
But as as been said time and time again: demo demo demo!!
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I'm with Dave on this - go larger but raise the seat and push it forwards. Bearing in mind, you grow, wet kit is heavier and you'll inevitably end up carrying kit in the back.

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Im 6ft, size 11 feet, 10 Stone and 16 Years old.
Ive got a small, fit in fine and it handles rly good i have put the old style hookers in it and lifted the seat and made a foam footblock so i can get in with my typhoon rock boots tho.

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I'm with Tom & Dave, go Medium. Hmm seeing a Team P theme going on here...

I'm 5'8" 58Kg's and I paddle the Medium, good call on raising the seat too, mines raised at least 50mm! I run my seat in the middle though, but only because it suits my paddling style...

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I've never used con 30 outfitting before. is it easy to raise the seat, or is it a sort of change that voids the warranty?
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My set-up is a little complicated but it's easy enough to raise the seat...

- The two rivets holding the back of the seat liner in place have a 'x' recess.
- Un-screw the centre part of the rivet and remove the whole rivet
- Pull the seat-liner forward and pad the seat with foam,
- Replace the seat liner and rivets
- Jobs done easy!

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Oh and handling,

I find a smaller boat will maneuver more easily, but a bigger boat stays on top of the water, so doesn't get 'bogged down' in the white stuff and is faster...

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thanks for that does pyrahna supply the foam to pad the seat out with their new boats
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You'll get some with the boat, but if you ask nicely, the shop you buy it from will have some kicking around...

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What does moving the seat forward do to the way the boat paddles??
Phil

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