and welcome to the forum from a fellow Michigander!.. If you notice...Canoebie likes to refer to himself as a Michganian ,
I don't know why, but we let him do it, because it makes him feel good.
I have a son that is graduating from GVSU this weekend! There is a great outdoor equipment store in the GR area, I will send a PM with more information, just in case you are interested.
And by all means...make it to the Michigan Hang this coming June if you can...we would all enjoy meeting you and would be willing to share any information you would like to hear about. Definetely will be able to see some different rigs and compound the decision process for you.
Barefoot Child (Fellow Michigander)