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11 years 3 weeks ago #15975 by brianflynn
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Was hoping to get some Advice. Been Kayaking at the New Jersey Shore in old Ocean Kayak. Looking to move up to a Surf Ski. Not to popular here in the States - have only seen one in the past five years.

Trying to determine what is a good model that can handle moderate surf, provide good stability and that I would not out grow in 12 months.

Thanks for the HELP

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11 years 3 weeks ago #15977 by cheeseman
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Hi there. Try a epic v10 sport or Stellar Sr. Both available in the US.Happy paddling.

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11 years 1 week ago #16045 by dyno
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I was in same boat! Bought 2 surfskis at reasonable prices here:

surfskiracing.org/wesleys-garage-sale/ (Talk to Wes Echols or check their classifeds). Wes is in RI.

I tried elite ski (Steller SE) but decided to focus this year on Epic V8. I think V8 or v10 sport would suit you.

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11 years 1 week ago #16046 by dyno
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New question: Is there an easy way to install centered foot braces in large sea kayak for winter training? I found the rudder foot braces too wide to translate to my surf ski, but due to cold, I prefer to train in the large sea kayak. Any advice? I dont need them to move the rudder, just need them to get leg drive.

Sandy Hook NJ - Any one ski paddling?
Epic v10 double
Epic v10 sport * 2
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Epic v8 double (summer '17)

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11 years 1 week ago #16049 by brianflynn
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Is there a BIG difference in the speed of the V8 vs the V10.

I understand the V8 is more stable - but is it SLOW

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11 years 1 week ago #16079 by Hawkesbury Classic

brianflynn wrote: Is there a BIG difference in the speed of the V8 vs the V10.

I understand the V8 is more stable - but is it SLOW


Hey Brian,

There is quite abit of difference between the Epic V8 and V10. Its back to the age old question between of stability Vs speed but most people considering a V8 would be flat out staying upright in a V10.

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10 years 11 months ago #16345 by 1xsculler
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Just spent about five days in a V8 Performance and I would say it required almost no effort to be stable in various conditions. I swithced to a V10 Sport Ultra and found it much less stable than the V8 but much more stable than my V12 Ultra. It was a very interesting learning experience.

current skis: SES Ultra. sculling boats: Fluidesign Lwt, Wintech, Empacher.

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10 years 11 months ago #16367 by brianflynn
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Is there a big difference in speed performance between the V8 and V10.

Did you grow out of the V8 or is it something you can paddle for years andnot get bored?

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