What ski to buy?

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10 years 1 month ago #20496 by Warey
What ski to buy? was created by Warey
I am looking at buying a surf ski, just not sure which brand? I have previously paddled K1 kayaks and do the majority of my paddling on flat water. I'm looking at doing longer marathon races like the Hawksbury. What sort of Ski would you recommend?
Thanks
Jason

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10 years 1 month ago #20497 by Kayaker Greg
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I have and would recommend a Stellar SES.

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10 years 1 month ago #20499 by Warey
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I'm about 85kg. Is that ok for this ski?

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10 years 1 month ago - 10 years 1 month ago #20500 by Kayaker Greg
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I was 83kg when I bought mine (now down to 71kg) and it was fine, a bit advanced for me when I bought it but for mainly flat water and with a K1 background it would be good for you and I don't know if you would find anything faster. But you would need to check the fit first, mine is a narrow bucket early model, later ones came with a wider bucket but I guess it depends on how you are built, its always fitted me well.

I mainly use mine for flat water racing now with the small weedless rudder, I'm just an average paddler but its the fastest of my boats in these conditions.
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10 years 1 month ago #20501 by portmanm
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Since you already have good balance, Epic V12 or V14. Top end Think & Vajda's maybe on your list too.

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- 90kg, 183cm, paddling 90+% in ocean conditions for 5 years. Prefer downwind.
- Epic V12 1G, V10 1G/2G, V10 Sport, V8 & V8 Pro
- Stellar SEI 1G/2G, SES 1G/2G, SEL 2G, SR 2G & S2E
- Vadja Hawx 43/46/52
- Think Evo II 2G, Ion 1G
- Fenn Elite S, Swordfish S
- Nelo 560M

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10 years 1 month ago #20509 by Stew
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Uno Max with a small 5" fin would be ideal. There may be a previous winner of the ski class who just ordered this exact combo ;)

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10 years 1 month ago #20515 by AR_convert
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Stew wrote: Uno Max with a small 5" fin would be ideal. There may be a previous winner of the ski class who just ordered this exact combo ;)


Got to agree with Stew on the Uno, although if you can pick up the older Uno (pre uno max) I reckon thats an even better flat water ski, they run so well on the flat.

Always looking for the next boat :)

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10 years 1 month ago #20522 by damien17
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The DD3 Albatross has the runs on the board for the Hawkesbury, winning the open ORS division for the last three years and holding the ORS record. All these had the flatwater rudder. A fair few place getters were also paddling DD3 Albatross's or Magnum's in last years Hawkesbury.

Not a mass produced ski, it is made to order using the finest composite materials and resins.Made in Australia by Qualified shipwright's who are competitive paddlers. A combination of speed, comfort and stability make the DD3 albatross the most viable option.

Coaching sessions are also part of the package with all DD3 skis.
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10 years 1 month ago #20523 by damien17
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85kg is within the skis weight range for the DD3 Albatross

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