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However, for me playboating isn't enough on it's own, so I started taking my s6 on river runs. It's suprisingly quick given it's length and allows flat spells to be broken up with a bit of cart wheeling etc. Even though big bouncy rivers and large drops arew not exaclty what the s6 was designed for it handles up to grade 3 well. When the rivers start running fast though, it is difficult to stop the rear rails from catching and sending you out of contol, verticaly!!! I got caught out in one of the local gorges and came a right cropper. Since then I've bought a creek boat and just use the s6 for what it does best... Ripping up the local play spots.
If your looking for a good all rounder then there are better boats out there, but if it's full on radical play you want then you should definatly try an s6.
The huge planing surface makes the S:6 surprisingly loose, much more so than my supposedly "loose" Dominatrix ever dreamed of. And beyond the planing surface, the bow and stern shoot up with plenty of rocker to keep those ends under control.
Fit and comfort are remarkable. I'm 5-9, 170 pounds, size 10 feet and I'm using the 190 even though I'm technically too heavy for it.
Some claim the S:6 does poorly on waves - not so. Some claim it doesn't cartwheel very well - they're wrong. Some claim it doesn't do anything but aerial moves - they're smoking crack. I'm having a great time doing everything, in any size of feature, and I'm learning all sorts of new things that just weren't possible for me in other kayaks.
My highest recommendation. Don't buy another playboat before demoing the S:6.
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