Nelo 560 vs Fenn Surge

1 year 4 months ago #33866 by BigFish
Has anyone tried both the Nelo 560 and the Fenn Surge? How did they compare?

Current - Fenn Elite S, DD3 Albatross, Think UnoMax, Epic V10 2G, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10 Double
Past - Think Ion, Red7 Surf 60

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1 year 4 months ago #33867 by Atlas
Replied by Atlas on topic Nelo 560 vs Fenn Surge
Although I've paddled them both; it wasn't back to back. They are both boats I would struggle to paddle downwind so unfortunately I can't give any feedback on their wave riding characteristics. However I was surprised at the choppy conditions I managed them in even though I'm of a low to mid intermediate skill level. Not surprisingly they both feel very efficient. The Surge has a very tight bucket (a bit too tight for me). Apparently there is also a wide seat Surge which I would very much like to try. The 560 is quite loose on me. The 560 ML fits me almost perfectly.
I'm 176 cm, 78 kg with about a 100 cm hip measurement.

Current skis:
Epic V10L, Think Zen, Fenn Bluefin, Fenn XT double

Previous skis
Fenn Swordfish, Fenn Swordfish S, Fenn XT, Spirit PRS

Most with DK rudders.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1 year 2 weeks ago #34792 by BigFish
Replied by BigFish on topic Nelo 560 vs Fenn Surge
Was there anyone else who can comment on the surge in particular? I am looking for a flatwater ski

Current - Fenn Elite S, DD3 Albatross, Think UnoMax, Epic V10 2G, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10 Double
Past - Think Ion, Red7 Surf 60

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1 year 2 weeks ago #34794 by ccchappell
Replied by ccchappell on topic Nelo 560 vs Fenn Surge
Hi, know you are looking for more feedback on the Surge...but some additional info on the 560 and shorter skis in flatwater depending on your weight.   From my experience at 215lbs, in flat water the shorter skis take more effort to keep at speed, really amplified in shallower water...maybe 6 ft or less?   Much like a K1 for larger folks.  But my wife (160lbs) paddles the 560 in flat water and flies in it as same effort as her other boats (V10L, V10S, 550).  She paddles 550 primarily in the ocean, but is at least a few tenths mph faster in flat with the 560 and loves it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Latest Forum Topics

Epicpaddler's Avatar

Ski trailer? (4 Posts)

16 minutes ago
EK Sydney's Avatar

Think Six - aim of design? (24 Posts)

5 days 5 hours ago
Protected by R Antispam