Epic have taken the principles behind high-performance equipment, combined with their knowledge of racing kayaks, to make efficient and stable surkski kayaks.
EPIC V8 - Surf Ski Kayak
With hull dimensions of 18’ x 22” the V8 is fast and stable. This is a surfski that most kayakers should be able to hop onto and paddle.
The V8 is a fast and stable surfski kayak hybrid that most paddlers should be able master relatively quickly.
The V8 cockpit features a fully adjustable foot brace and a foot controlled surfski rudder is standard. Just point your toes and the V8 responively steers left or right.
The V8 incorporates bow & stern carry handles, a Venturi drain and hull breather tube. There is a bottle holder and the deck has rear deck bungees.
The V8 is for touring kayakers looking to make the transition to high performance surfskis, or for a simple, efficient boat for 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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