Rob Mousley

First looks: the Fenn Mako Elite Triple

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 18:00 |

Most of us know the sadness and despair of breaking a ski, and usually the pieces are consigned to a dumpster.   But when Dale "T-bone King" Lippstreu smashed his new Fenn Mako Elite Double recently at the end of a downwind paddle, he met the challenge full on.

Surfski.info Review – Epic V10 Ultra

Monday, 02 March 2009 15:50 |

It has been my good fortune to have an Epic V10 Ultra to paddle for the last month - and it's been a treat. 

First Glimpse - Think Uno

Saturday, 28 February 2009 02:16 |

"A superfast ski... stable for accomplished paddlers."  That's how Think CEO Daryl Remmler describes the new kid on the Think Kayaks block - the Think Uno.

Epic V12 - A Star is Born? ** Update: VIDEO **

Sunday, 15 March 2009 04:52 |

"We're taking the team up to Mauritius to test the new boat," said Epic Kayaks CEO Charles Brand. "Would you like to come?" 

And so three days ago I found myself on an Air Mauritius flight from Cape Town, heading towards the tropical paradise of the "Ile Maurice".

Surfski.info Review: Custom Kayaks Synergy

Sunday, 09 November 2008 08:34 |

During September I was lucky enough to have a brand new Custom Kayaks Synergy surfski to play with while its owner Billy Harker was overseas.  Thanks Billy!  This is what I found.

Garmin Forerunner 405 – Review

Saturday, 11 October 2008 05:28 |

The latest in the highly popular Garmin Forerunner series is the 405. How does it stack up against its predecessors – from a paddling perspective?

Surfski.info Ski Review: Red7 Surf70Pro

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 03:29 |

Red7 recently sent us one of their new Surf70 Pro skis to try out.  I've found it a fast boat with exceptionally good downwind characteristics.  After paddling it in two races and about fifteen downwind runs (some in extreme conditions) here's my view from the cockpit...

Red7 Surf70 Pro Surfski in action

The Red7 Surf70 Pro in action on a recent Millers Run

Review: Updated Robberg Express

Wednesday, 05 September 2007 17:07 |

Surfski.info last reviewed the Knysna Kayaks Robberg Express in April 2006 and at the time we had a couple of reservations about the ski -in particular, in choppy water the cockpit filled with water.  I've spent the last few weekends paddling the updated model and found it much improved.

New Robberg Express Logo

 

Red7 Surf70 Pro – First Glimpse

Friday, 20 July 2007 17:00 |

ImageRed7 brought the first examples of an all-new surf ski design to Durban for the 2007 ARB World Cup.  Red7 CEO Peter Mote asked me not to take any photos as the skis were not production grade... 

But I received a selection of images via email today - the secret is out!  Here they are along with some video shot of Tommy Woodruff paddling the ski in Durban.

Surf Ski First Looks: Honcho Oceans Pro

Sunday, 17 June 2007 17:59 |

ImageIt's not often that a totally new ski from a new manufacturer is released onto the market - but we were lucky enough to lay hands on just such a one in the form of the Oceans Pro ski from Honcho Surfskis. 

Here's what we found.

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