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Background: I paddled whitewater in southern Virginia and for a few years in Minnesota. I still paddle canoes, but I'm a wimp about cold water and the rivers in Minnesota mostly only run in the Spring when they are freezing, so I don't paddle whitewater any more. Now I canoe and occasionally paddle flatwater kayaks, but I like canoes better on flatwater. I ...


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Firstly, Sit On Top (SOT)'s are always a great option for a beginner as you do not have the requirement to learn to capsize. In this sense they should not be disregarded. If you fall off you fall off. A SOT also can handle anything except really white water, you can river and sea kayak on them - also they're great if you have other hobbies like fishing. But ...



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