Big lad Kayak

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Big lad Kayak

Post by stuart hardy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:04 pm

Hi everyone...getting back into Kayaking after a layoff....what are your thoughts on the best 'Big Lad' advanced kayaks out there for Creek/River....? I'm sorry if this has been a regular thread...advice would be appreciated..weight about 16 stone

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Re: Big lad Kayak

Post by Darekish » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:46 pm

9R large
Zet Director
Liquid Logic Stomper 90
Wavesport Recon 93
Machno large

All are nice and very capable creek boats

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Re: Big lad Kayak

Post by stuart hardy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:26 pm

Cheers ..of the two how would you compare the Zet vs 9rL

Appreciate the comments

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Re: Big lad Kayak

Post by stuart hardy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:37 pm

if anybody has any of these boats for sale I would be interested... :-)

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Re: Big lad Kayak

Post by Whitey1 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:06 am

Check for pm Stuart.

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Re: Big lad Kayak

Post by Strad » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:52 am

stuart hardy wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Cheers ..of the two how would you compare the Zet vs 9rL

Appreciate the comments

I found the 9r more comfortable, both paddle well, really need to try them so you can see which outfitting suits you better. For comparison purpose I', 6'4" and 19st.
Old School?? I miss my AQII..
Graham Stradling

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Re: Big lad Kayak

Post by stuart hardy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:49 pm

many thanks

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Re: Big lad Kayak

Post by DaveBland » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:34 am

Not sure how available, but Id put a Large size JK Karma on that list too if one was kicking around.
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Re: Big lad Kayak

Post by cathalferris » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:57 pm

Between a Director and a 9r - I'd pick the Director unless *actually* racing. The Director has more get out of jail free cards, better balance, better secondary balance, a slightly wider beamm and generally better all-round manners on the water. The 9r rewards full-on forwards paddling but doesn't behave as well when not on a full-tilt charge.

The 9r and that type are not really creek boats, but are racing boats suitable for creek-type water, a distinction that some would do well to remember.

It'll all really depend on what you are looking to do, and from your post saying you are coming back to paddling, the Zet would likely be a better bet. Just make sure you can get a comfortable seat.
I'm 5'10 (1.78m), 95kg but always carrying a full set of safety and rescue gear unless racing, so a paddling weight of ~110kg or so

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Re: Big lad Kayak

Post by Neptune » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:09 pm

What about the large Nomad, a cracking creek boat that cannot be faulted in my humble opinion, that just gets better on bigger and more challanging water

Peter

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