Surfski Listings - how to rate?

4 months 6 days ago - 4 months 6 days ago #30776 by robin.mousley
We just created a listing/user reviews section for surfski schools - so far we have 37 schools/training camps, etc loaded from around the world.

I've been working for a while now to create a similar listings section for surfskis. We'll list the following information for Spec skis and Ocean skis as different categories:

Manufacturer
  • Name
  • Address
  • Country
  • City
  • Website
  • Facebook
  • Email
  • Phone

Surfski
  • Model Name
  • Length
  • Width

User Ratings
  • Quality of Manufacture
  • Flat water performance
  • Rough water performance
  • Downwind performance
  • Stability
  • Comfort
  • Ease of remounting
  • Value for money

Any comments/suggestions?

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others!

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4 months 5 days ago #30778 by MCImes
Good idea rob. I like it.

I might consider breaking 'stability' into Primary stability and Secondary stability, since the feel of a boat can vary quite a bit depending on hull shape and where the stability kicks in.

Another useful one may be, "average width of boat I paddle" or "skill level of reviewer" so we can get an idea of where the reviewer is coming from. A K1 paddler may think a V12 is quite stable. Most of us don't though :) I think it may be useful to know if the reviewer thinks 16" or 22" beam is 'normal' to them.

Good changes on the site in general

Cheers,
Marcus

Current Boats: Stellar SR Gen 1 Advantage
Past Boats: Epic V10 Gen 0 Performance
"When you've done something right, they wont know you've done anything at all" - God from Futurama
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4 months 5 days ago #30779 by owenfromwales
Great idea Rob.

Perhaps you could include direct links from each page to reviews for that model (but I'm sure you already thought of that!).

Keep up the good work!

Owen

189cm 90~100kg
Present skis:
2017 Stellar SEI 2G
1993 Gaisford Spec Ski
1980s Pratt Spec Ski
1980s UK Surf Skis Ocean Razor
Previous
1980s UK Surf Skis Ocean Razor X 3
1987 Kevlar Chalupsky (Hummel) (Welsh copy!)
1988 Kevlar Double Chalupsky
1992 Hammerhead spec
2000 Fenn copy

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4 months 4 days ago #30781 by davgdavg
Great idea.

I would add "upwind performance" and "maneuverability" and get rid of "value."

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4 months 4 days ago #30782 by Fath2o
I would still like to see an industry standard measurement for surfski volume. A common measurement for surfboards now.

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4 months 4 days ago #30783 by Newbflat
Waight for given layups.


Stellar SR excel (gen2)
FENN Swordfish S carbon hybrid
Stellar SEL excel (gen 2)
Lot and lots of DK rudders.


Had:
Stellar S18s g1 (excel)
Epic V10 Double (performance)
Stellar SR (gen 1)
V10 sport (gen 2)
V10 (Gen 2)
Beater SEL (gen 1)

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4 months 2 days ago #30788 by nwsurfskier
As for weight I'd like to see actual measured weight for each layup. Some manufactures skis can weigh significantly different than advertised weight

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4 months 2 days ago #30789 by supsherpa
You could put what weight range the ski is spec'd out for. I know this is a pipe dream but I really wish manufacturers would put volumes on their skis as it says a lot more than a weight range.
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