Weight Range For Blackfly

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Weight Range For Blackfly

Post by magicmike » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:42 pm

We have a great new little whitewater park here in Northwest Arkansas, so I'm thinking about getting something more playful than the Octane. l'm 5-10, 200-220. Will the original Blackfly work in that range. Any other play boat suggestions? Thanks-M-

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Post by ian123 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:28 am

I m 200 lbs and it didn't feel too sinky or edgy to me.
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Re: Weight Range For Blackfly

Post by Bill M » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:01 pm

You might try an Ion. Give a double use as play and river runner. Might be hard to find,
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Re: Weight Range For Blackfly

Post by magicmike » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:34 pm

Thanks for the input. I have an Octane 91 for my creeker - river runner and love it. Looking to add a park and play boat to the quiver for the couple of features at our new play spot at Fishers Ford. Also thinking of a Big Dog Force. Any others to think about? -M-

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Re: Weight Range For Blackfly

Post by TonyB » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:10 pm

+1 on ion, even an 85 or even a Ledge will feel much more playful than 91
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Re: Weight Range For Blackfly

Post by ian123 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:47 pm

Go C1 for strictly park and play. No dumping, no pumps and kayak hulls are dirt cheap.
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Re: Weight Range For Blackfly

Post by sbroam » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:52 pm

park and play in a c-1 is a gateway drug...

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Re: Weight Range For Blackfly

Post by Big Al » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:54 pm

I'm 210 and the original BF is a great park and play boat for me, though wet, so I did install a pump.


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Re: Weight Range For Blackfly

Post by the great gonzo » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:02 pm

The Big Dog Force OC1 is a creeker/ riverrunner and not a park and play boat. The Big Dog Chaos OC 1 is their playboat.
As far as the Blackfly Blackfly is concerned I found that, based on my limited seat time in it, that at my weight of ~190 lbs, it is great in smaller play features but it floats a little low and makes thus catching and surfing big waves like the ones found on the Ottawa challenging.

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Re: Weight Range For Blackfly

Post by magicmike » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:05 am

I'm on the wait list for a new Delta. Does anyone want to part with their original Blackfly, so I can play while I wait? Thanks-M-

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