New to whitewater canoeing... never even been in one. I was a raft guide on the Ocoee and love whitewater and want a way to experience it solo. After kayaking a few times I decided I want to try an OC or a C1. Im not crazy about kayaking because of the sitting position and even paddling duckies I prefer to be on my knees as I have a lot more power and control there. Now I have a lot of questions... any info is good info.
Is it better to start in an open boat and work up to a converted C1?
Blackfly as first boat? Option vs Octane?
I have a friend with a Wave Sport Stubby - would converting it to a C1 be a good idea?
Ideally, I want to snag this Stubby, convert it, get some roll practice in this winter and be ready for spring season.
Again, any info is helpful.