Mega Banshee for beginner

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Dynamicz108
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Mega Banshee for beginner

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Had the opportunity to try surf kayaking with my Dagger Axiom 8.5 and totally hooked, looking at getting a purpose built surf machine now. Understanding that these boats are totally different animals from WW boats, I would like to ask those who have paddled the Mega Banshee what the fitting is like for a larger paddler at 6 foot 5 at 90kg. What is the opinion on this boat for learning this awesome sport.
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Re: Mega Banshee for beginner

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You may be better off contacting Mega..Im 5ft 8 ins tall and 13st..perfect for my Banshee..although the specs of the boat say it can take a much bigger paddler..plenty of foot space up front so no problems for the taller paddler!
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Thanks for the info, really helpful to get an idea what it's like to own. I have read that this boat is stable and paddles well, would you say it's a good place to start learning on?.
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Re: Mega Banshee for beginner

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I heard good things about the boat before I bought one, been paddling for years in surfboats and WW..and it did still take time to understand how it worked.. that is coming from the smaller HP surfboats..Its a boat you will grow to like, as its easy to catch waves, Roll and quite forgiving..compared to others out there that are similar in design !..stability isn't a problem with the Banshee..if your mid range of the weight limit..
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Cheers mate, looks like it's the one to get.
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Re: Mega Banshee for beginner

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Definitely worth having a look at the Apex - https://www.hobsonkayaks.com/product-page/apex
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Re: Mega Banshee for beginner

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I'd suggest the Mega Megatron for the larger paddler and wanting stability for a first HP surf kayak.

Wish I hadn't sold mine!
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