Epic V7 Surfski – A True Game Changer!
What They Say….
Roto- molded kayaks have traditionally been heavy and difficult to handle, both on and off the water.
The new Epic V7 breaks that mold and sets a new standard for rotomold performance. It is relatively lightweight (50 lbs fully outfitted), extremely efficient, and easy to handle. The V7 is outfitted with the same high quality fittings as every surfski in the Epic lineup, including our carbon fiber footboard and pedals and the hugely popular Epic designed bailer. In addition, it features an aft storage compartment with a lightweight, waterproof hatch that now includes a hard plastic cover as well.
The 17’ x 21” V7 adds a whole new dimension. It offers similar stability to the V8 with the increased durability of a polyethylene kayak. Its capability can be further enhanced with the optional kick up rudder (no modification needed). This combination allows the V7 to be paddled in areas where composites cannot.
What Others Say….
You can read several completely independent reviews at this page on Paddling.net. Suffice it to say, in its first year that V7 definitely made for a lot of happy paddlers. The new hard cover rear hatch is a very welcome addition in 2016 and addresses the issue of the hatch potentially caving in. The 2016 model also comes with a plastic under stern rudder which doesn’t have any material difference on weight, but adds a lot more durability.
What We Say….
There is no doubt in our minds that five years from now, we will look back and say that the V7 truly changed the game and put surfskis officially on the map. Check out this blog to get our thoughts on why we feel this will happen.
This boat has a lot going for it and at a price that is very affordable. The Epic V7 offers versatility and speed that will be unmatched by even the most expensive racing SUPs. In addition to speed and versatility, we believe it will also be the most comfortable and ergonomically sound roto-molded boat ever built.
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