Epic have taken the principles behind high-performance equipment, combined with their knowledge of racing kayaks, to make efficient sit on top touring kayaks.
EPIC V6 - Surf Ski Kayak
With hull dimensions of 16’ x 23”, the V6 has a surfski cockpit with the storage capacity of a touring kayak. It also has good shallow water capability with the TrackMasterPlus kick up rudder system borrowed from Epic’s touring kayak range.
The V6 is a fast and stable, surfski / touring kayak hybrid that most paddlers should be able to master relatively quickly.
The V6 cockpit is similar to the V8. It features a fully adjustable foot brace and a bottle holder. The deck has rear deck bungees.
The V6 incorporates bow & stern carry handles, a Venturi drain and hull breather tube.
The V6 is for touring kayakers looking to make the transition to high performance surfskis, or a simple, efficient boat with storage capacity for touring, fitness or the freedom of an open cockpit.
Surfski Kayak Features...
Full Waterline Length: Nearly the full length of a surfski kayak is in the water.
Appliance of Science: Experience and testing have shown that a full-length waterline provides maximum efficiency going forward, and creates more volume in the bow for better rough water performance.
Swede Form Shape: A swede form kayak is wider behind the seat for better stability, and narrower in the bow for a smooth entry into the water and a close efficient stroke.
Rocker Profile: The rocker in surfski kayaks should be optimized to provide improved handling in a wide range of sea conditions.
Front Deck Cutaways: Cutaway front deck design allows a close, efficient catch at the start of every paddle stroke.
Steering System: The surfski steering system provides dependable control, a clean silhouette and easy access for adjustment and repairs.
Adjustable Full Foot Brace: Allows paddlers to use their legs in the stroke (pressure on the heels) while steering independently with their toes.
Adjustable Seat: Surfski kayak foot pedals are adjustable for different height paddlers. They slide forward and back on an integrated cockpit rail. Paddlers can fine tune their cockpit position for maximum efficiency and personal comfort.
Lightweight High Tech Materials: Surfski kayaks are usually made with strong, durable, lightweight materials.
Club Construction: Fiberglass on a core mat. Vacuum-bagged with polyester resin.
Performance Construction: Composite hybrid of fiberglass, carbon fiber, Kevlar. Vacuum-infused, heat-cured epoxy.
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