In the past there was a one ski fits all type of mentality as most of the paddlers were male lifesavers but in recent years that has certainly CHANGED!! There are now lots of skis to choose from. We do not hope to tell you which one to paddle but enjoy reading the write-ups and remember to ALWAYS test the boat yourself before buying it
Skis differ in primary and secondary stability – how stable it is when you sit still in it and its ability to “right” itself
length – anything from 5.8m to 7.4m for a double ski. NB for playing in the sea and when it come to storing your ski.
Width – the widest point on the ski usually around the cockpit. Generally the wider it is the more stable it is.
For this reason they are divided into 4 loose categories – always up for healthy debate but here it goes
|Very Stable||All Rounder||Intermediate||Elite|
|Fenn Kayaks||Point Watersport||Kayak Centre||Epic|
|Knysna Racing||Fenn Kayaks||Carbonology Sport||Fenn Kayaks|
|V6||Genius RS||Point Watersport||Spark|
|V7||Genius CLX||Focus||Knysna Racing|
|Epic||Fenn Kayaks||McGregor Classic|
|V8 Pro||Knysna Racing||Bullet|