5'6" 180 lb paddler in a V10 (non-S)

7 months 4 weeks ago #33356 by SpaceSputnik
Hey all

I might have an option of getting a non-Sport 2013 V10 in Performance layup.
Would bucket fit be an issue for 5'6" 180 lb guy like myself?

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7 months 4 weeks ago #33357 by PSwitzer
So this is Gen 2?
I would guess that you'll fit, since the original v10 fit Oscar in his fat years, and the G2 is a bit wider although I'm not sure if the cockpit is any actually any wider.  Can you not sit in it before purchase?
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7 months 4 weeks ago #33358 by SpaceSputnik
In order to sit in it I need to drive for 10 hours :D
I am sure I will fit, just wondering if it would too big for me.

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7 months 4 weeks ago #33359 by SpaceSputnik
Correction, I am 160 lb, not 180.

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7 months 4 weeks ago #33360 by surfski dude
You would probably want a V10L.
That being said, I think you would be ok in the ski you're looking at. Can always pad it out if needed.
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7 months 4 weeks ago #33361 by PSwitzer
You should be fine on the cockpit fit.  I've had a couple friends with fairly trim waistlines paddle the G2 with no issues over the years.  As far as your weight is concerned, the G2 has good primary stability so I don't think you'll run into trouble not being able to  sink the boat to it's intended waterline. 
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7 months 4 weeks ago #33362 by SpaceSputnik
Thanks everyone, really helpful.

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7 months 4 weeks ago #33366 by rhainan
A good fit may be dependent on your leg length.  Unless you have unusually short legs, at 5'6" you should be able to reach the pedals.  You may find the cockpit largish at 160 pounds but that depends on your actual body type.  Assuming average proportions, you are in the fit range but at the very end of the scale.

I'm 5'4" and 155 pounds.  I have short legs and can barley steer a V10 comfortably and feel like I am sitting in a bathtub.  The V10 Sport is a much better fitting boat for the lighter and shorter paddler.

I have and paddle a V10L regularly.  While it may be a better fit, it is an elite ski and much more challenging from a stability standpoint. 

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7 months 4 weeks ago #33367 by nwsurfskier
In my experience being 5'11 155lbs the gen2 V10 is one of the most comfortable boats I've paddled. I've had the V10s as well and the cockpit felt large and sloppy compared to the V10. I also have a Swordfish S and that cockpit fits well, however the back of the seat if more vertical and not as comfortable as the V10.  

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