HUKI S2-X Unlimited Class Offshore Racer:

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Paddler Comments:

In a message dated 2/27/2006 4:02:34 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, writes:

took her out again in some 2 to 3 foot wind waves today. She is stable, and fast too. Surfed Great, Very dry ride and the short interval steep wind waves very seldom came over in the front or back. It did not take long at all to get used to her. It is a great big water boat, no doubt about it. The volume is perfect for larger conditions and functionally you need it in the waves. In lesser conditions though, it does look large, but just looking large should not hurt its speed. Knowing that I will want to cruse the coast in her without sitting under water, I personally would not want anything else. Perhaps lake people will feel differently? But it is a Surfs ski, not a k2. We did dump deliberate. I was able to get back in moments. I had no issue at all.

In a message dated 2/25/2006 9:09:39 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, writes:

Sally and I took it out today for a long time today. The water lines looked great when we put it in the water as I mentioned on the phone, even with both of us sitting in it. We think it is dead on. We went out to PT Bonita in a Major current and good size waves and wind. It was a very dry ride today. Not a single wave breached the decks. It sits very high above the water which is worlds of difference than the first and second prototypes. This boat did Perfect in big water. The stability we found is very different than the Prototype double. This one seems to roll from side to side easier, giving it the perception of less initial stability, but once on the side, say 15 degrees off up right, you are still very stable. Almost like comparing the S1-R to the S1-X. The over all stability I would say is better, but a very different feel that we will need to adjust to. Paddling the prototype for so long has me in the habit of correcting anything that is not perfectly up right. Paddling the same way was not necessary in this boat; however letting go of that habit will take me some time. It just waist lots of energy on balance checks that were not warranted.

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