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  you might want to check out crossovers
  Posted by: tdaniel on Mar-24-13 8:46 AM (EST)
 

or hybrids. I have one friend that paddles an xp remix and I do as well. We call the boat "boating for dummies" Its big and stable, and it lets you make plenty of mistakes. The downside is it doesn't push you to become a better paddler. Its a better big water boat than creeks. It does okay in the flats, the seat is really comfortable. The Jackson hybrid is quicker- it has a more old school- pointy feel to it, but you give up some stability and play.The biggest drawback to the hybrids are their weight, heavy to carry and heavy to load up. Having the footroom and storage is nice though. If someone asked me what boat they should get as beginner who just wanted to paddle whitewater I'd say a regular remix. Never paddled one but they sure are popular.

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