Long time lurker, first time poster
I had to sell my very beloved Epic V8 as I moved to a new place with a smaller garage space :/.
I’m in the market to buy a second hand ski thats under 4.7m. After a little bit of research, I found something that ticks all the boxes which is Epic v5, however it seems like it’s impossible to find it second hand. The other option is S14S but seems to be way too exy and it’s more of a SOT kayak than a ski.
I also found Wavemaster Recreational 3.8 made by a small Australian manufacturer in Newcastle. It doesn’t look bad and found couple second hand as well. It’s lightweight (15kg) and it has a fixed centre fin so doesn’t have a rudder which is not necessary (I think?) as it’s a pretty short ski.
I couldn’t find much about it online so I thought I’d ask here if anyone own it or tried it before. I’m not looking to race or anything. I just want something nimble and stable in the ocean
Other Skis I considered are Knysna Jester or Guppie but I think they are a bit too small for me. I’m 174cm and my weight fluctuates between 75-85kg
Anyway, appreciate any advice