Need Advice on First River Boat

-- Last Updated: Jun-06-07 11:03 PM EST --

I'm flipping a mental coin among

Dagger Mamba 8.0
Prijon Hercules
Pyranha Burn M

This will be my first river boat. I am an enthusiastic newbie who weighs 185 and will use the boat mostly in "mild" whitewater (Class I - III).

Any suggestions/preferences?

What’s your goal?
Do you see yourself as eventually moving towards more playboating or more creeking? Or are you happy just running moderate rivers?

Here’s one opinion:

Good stuff.

In answer to your question, I am quite content with what I am doing. Do not ever expect to get into play boats.

You wil love…
the Burn. Very solid boat with a lot of great features.


boatertalk reviews

– Last Updated: Jun-07-07 5:30 PM EST –

It's a whitewater-specific site.

A friend of mine just got the Mamba and loves it! We weigh about the same (185) and he got the Mamba 8.5 because of his height, (6’2).

If you get a chance, try some out.

Good luck and have fun!

Here is how much fun you can have…
Here is how much fun you can have in a Mamba 8.5.

Good luck with your decision.