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Epic V8 Launch – Interview with Greg Barton

Friday, 22 October 2010 09:53 |

Epic Kayaks just launched the latest in their stable of surfskis, the V8.  We interviewed Epic CEO Greg Barton.  Here’s what he had to say about the new ski, and about Epic in general.

THE EPIC ULTRA, ULTRA ELITE

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 06:51 |

[Editor: Dale Lippstreu is well known for tinkering with his skis - and many of his creations (rudders, rudder winglets, cockpit bulkheads, etc) have featured on surfski.info.  Now he's made what is arguably the most extreme modification yet - to make his V10 Elite into an Ultra, Ultra Elite...]

Epic Photoshoot - sign of things to come

Monday, 01 December 2008 00:06 |

We went along to watch the Epic Riders at a photoshoot on Sunday morning - and took some shots of the shots so to speak.  It was interesting to watch the professional photographer at work...

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Surfski.info Review – Epic Mid-Wing Paddle

Sunday, 21 February 2010 18:22 |

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the upgraded Epic Mid-Wing Paddles recently.  The new model has strengthened blades and a lever length-lock.

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 Shootout

Wednesday, 26 April 2006 22:44 |

ImageWhat'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 article describes the method used, the results and conclusions…

Review: Epic V10 Surf Ski

Wednesday, 07 December 2005 14:34 |

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)

The V10 Story

Sunday, 14 May 2006 12:43 |

ImageAnyone who's had the sales pitch from the Big O, knows that "the plug for the V10 was CNC machined - that's why the hull has such accurate lines."

Oscar always goes on to point out the myriad of other features - the computer design, the venturi drain, the cockpit design, and so on.  One thing's for sure: the guys at Epic are not shy about their achievements - and when I asked, I was presented with a range of fascinating photographs and information about the development of the V10 ski.

Epic Kayaks and V10 Move

Thursday, 12 January 2006 17:13 |

(By Dale Lippstreu)

Rumours have been circulating in the surfski paddling community for some time that Epic Kayaks was shutting down its operations in SA and moving production to another country. 

Oscar Chalupsky on the Epic V10
Oscar Chalupsky paddling the V10 in Hawaii

 As an interested party (V10 owner) I thought I would approach Oscar Chalupsky and get the information first hand.  Oscar was as communicative as ever and this is what I learned. 

 

Epic Kayaks sign Hank McGregor

Thursday, 13 November 2008 06:03 |

Yep, it's official - as from 1 November 2008, Hank McGregor is the latest member of Team Epic...

"I'm really chuffed," said Hank.  "River paddling is half my career and now I have a sponsor that can support me on the sea or on rivers - all over the world."

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