Hey all! I’m new to the forum, and new to paddling. I am wanting to purchase either a canoe or a kayak, probably a kayak, but have no clue where to start. Any suggestions???
I’m looking for:
- either a canoe or a kayak (solo)
- something that will be good both on a lake, and in up to class III rapids.
Background info on me:
I have been whitewater canoeing in the past (about 7 years ago, took a class in college–played in solo and tandem canoes and a couple whitewater kayaks), so I’m confident in my ability to paddle anything straight with enough practice, and keep a boat upright.
I live in north TX, so pretty much all we have is some lakes and a couple places with up to Class III rapids.
I am more interested in getting into the whitewater-side of things eventually, as I increase my skill level. I would like a boat that I can learn (again) to roll.
I am not picky about material, b/c I don’t know enough to be. If anyone wants to indulge me with details on plastic v. inflatable v. Royalex or Kevlar, etc, that’d be great.
Thanks for any assistance at all you can give me!!