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Product Reviews

The latest surfski product reviews from around the globe. 
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Review: Huki S1-X

Friday, 19 May 2006 19:32 | Written by
I'll start out my review of the Huki S1-X with my perspective of the recent past regarding surfskis here in Northern California.  I think this will provide some good background info for the popularity of the S1-X here on the mainland US.

Surfski Shootout

Wednesday, 26 April 2006 22:44 | Written by
What's the fastest ski on the market? Ask any six paddlers and you’ll likely get six different answers… And you can bet that the answer will likely be: “the ski that I own”! A group of Cape paddlers got together on Sunday to try to answer the question objectively. This…

First Looks: V10 Sport

Sunday, 16 April 2006 15:09 | Written by
Hear Oscar talk about the Epic surf skis and the message is clear: "The V10 is the fastest, most stable, best designed, best built ski in the world and the V10 Sport comes a close second!" It’s more stable and slightly slower but, “On the V10 Sport, I could still…

Review: Fenn Mako 6

Wednesday, 12 April 2006 14:21 | Written by
Early in 2005 an outspoken manufacturer told me, “90% of paddlers can’t cope with top-end skis and shouldn’t be on them.” He was referring to the then current crop of tippy high-end surf skis. Then the Epic V10 burst onto the scene – and here was a fast, fun, top-end…

First Looks: Knysna Kayaks' Robberg Express

Saturday, 01 April 2006 16:15 | Written by
Towards the end of 2005 a distinctly different ski made its appearance in Hout Bay in the hands of Tom Thring, and it made an immediate positive difference to his race results… Knysna Kayaks, the ski’s manufacturer, is known more for their river craft, but they seem to have scored…

Review: Drinking System

Sunday, 12 March 2006 15:33 | Written by
For long distance races, most paddlers (in South Africa at any rate) use drinking systems comprising a plastic bladder, a rubber tube and a clip. In order to drink, you’re obliged to stop paddling momentarily in order to insert the tube in your mouth and to undo the clip. And…

Review: Epic V10 Surf Ski

Wednesday, 07 December 2005 14:34 | Written by
The Epic V10 has been in production since the beginning of 2005 and has generated huge interest both in South Africa and the rest of the world. Its fundamental characteristics are: Length: 21'4 (6.5 m) Width: 17-1/8" (43.5 cm) Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg) Ultra Carbon 28 lbs. (13 kg)

Review: Icon Surf Ski

Sunday, 27 November 2005 17:51 | Written by
The Custom Kayaks Icon surf ski is a relative newcomer to the market having been in production since early 2004. The fundamental characteristics are: Length: 6.42m (21ft) Construction: glassfibre sandwich or composite carbon/glassfibre Weight (glassfibre, average): 15kg
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