Product Reviews

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Wednesday, 05 September 2007 17:07 | Written by 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.  
Friday, 03 August 2007 20:00 | Written by
[Editor: Canadian Chris Nagle sent us this review of the Think Evo ski.  Think Kayaks is based in Vancouver, Canada, while the skis are manufactured in China. Many thanks to Chris for the review.]
Friday, 20 July 2007 17:00 | Written by
Red7 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…
Sunday, 17 June 2007 17:59 | Written by
It'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.
Saturday, 10 March 2007 05:58 | Written by
In July 2006, Rapid Ascent (one of Australia's leading Adventure Racing organisations) undertook a massive evaluation of different categories of kayak – including surf skis.
Tuesday, 12 September 2006 20:45 | Written by
  Finish and appearance Epic lifted the bar by introducing computer aided design and a CNC machined plug for the first V10.  The new Ultra skis have lifted it further.  The vacuum moulding process and nomex/honeycomb laminate totally eliminates the waviness or "oil canning" which is usually present in GRP…
Wednesday, 06 September 2006 22:11 | Written by
Some time ago Red7 announced that they'd redesigned their entire range of surf skis and had added a couple of models to it.  They said that they'd made extensive use of CAD systems in the redesign to make the skis both faster and more stable. The first demo models arrived…
Wednesday, 06 September 2006 20:25 | Written by
[Editor: Al Bowers, a frequent contributor to the Yahoo surfski newsgroup, sent this infomation to me some months ago.  I've only just got around to resizing the images & reformatting the text.  Apologies Al!] Recent discussions on wing paddles, their technique, and the method by which they work, have generated some…
Monday, 19 June 2006 22:47 | Written by
I recently bought a Carbon (vacuum bag lay-up) Fenn Mako 6.  I’ve had my new ski for nearly five weeks now and have paddled it in a variety of conditions.   I’m astonished at the improvement to my paddling – both in terms of race results and sheer enjoyment.  
Sunday, 18 June 2006 22:31 | Written by
One of the perks of writing for is that I sometimes get the opportunity to test drive new skis... and the latest was the Kayak Centre V10.    Kayak Centre, in Durban, have a license to manufacture the Epic skis for the South African market and the first production…
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