Epic rudder line replacement

3 months 2 weeks ago #34431 by nwsurfskier
I've got a gen 2 V10 that needs the rudder lines replaced. I didn't see anything available on the epic site. Any recommendations on what to use and where to purchase.

thanks 

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3 months 1 week ago #34432 by zachhandler
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3 months 1 week ago #34433 by Dicko
Replied by Dicko on topic Epic rudder line replacement
The best line is QPowerline. Its expensive and hard to find. Need to order it online. The best part is when you buy , the roll does 6 or 7 boats, so suddenly all your mates will want to change their rudder lines. It is thinner, stronger and more slippery than other line. It is what Think use on their skis.
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3 months 1 week ago #34434 by mcbit
Replied by mcbit on topic Epic rudder line replacement
I've also used QPowerline, it's excellent stuff.
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3 months 1 week ago #34435 by Cryder
Replied by Cryder on topic Epic rudder line replacement
The Q-Powerline is my go to solution. Very little stretch, and very easy to install (the factory line is a bit of a PTA). If you live near a kiting shop, that will keep you from having to buy the spool (I bought a spool - excellent long term value and peace of mind). 

Also a worthy side note; if you car top your ski without a rudder cover, the oscillation of the rudder will eat even dyneema line over the course of a paddling season. If you leave the ski on top of the car during the day on a regular basis, UV degradation will also eat the rudder lines. So key lesson: Check those rudder ports and line on the regular, and install a rudder saver on the back on ski. 

Nicholas Cryder
FasterFarther.com
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