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Friday, 22 October 2010 09:53 | Category : Latest Surfski News

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.

Sunday, 21 February 2010 18:22 | Category : Paddles

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.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 06:51 | Category : Latest Surfski News

[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...]

Sunday, 15 March 2009 04:52 | Category : Product Reviews

"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".

Monday, 01 December 2008 00:06 | Category : Latest Surfski News

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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Thursday, 13 November 2008 06:03 | Category : Latest Surfski News

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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Tuesday, 11 March 2008 16:29 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Do you ever find yourself with an injury and you have to stop paddling?  Does your routine get thrown off and then your training program lapses?  Well, who you gonna call to get it back on track? 

Oscar Chalupsky Dubai 2008
Who you gonna call?

Sunday, 14 May 2006 12:43 | Category : Surfski Manufacturers

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.

Wednesday, 26 April 2006 22:44 | Category : Product Reviews

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…

Thursday, 12 January 2006 17:13 | Category : Surfski Manufacturers

(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. 

 

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