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S1-X Vacuum Carbon/Carbon

 
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Huki

2910 Duluth St Shop#1 thru #7
West Sacramento
CA 95691
USA

Phone: +1 (916) 730-5833

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Jerry Montgomery
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Newly developed during the summer of 2003 and introduced in October of the same year, the HUKI S1-X is the first surfski hull design by Jerry Montgomery, with some input from myself, Jude Turczynski. I wish I could take more credit for her than just being concept and detail director. She is brilliant. This surfski hull is our second commercial production shape to be designed with a computer.

The S1-X is meant to compete with popular top performers coming from South Africa, China and Hawaii and has led the world with new hull concepts that are now being copied and integrated by all our competitors. Her sleek narrow entry and exit will work with her long waterline to produce flat water speed. Her consistent rocker will ensure rough water performance. She can cut and hold a diagonal path across a wave better than any other. Her wide waterline at mid ship, deep seat and deep foot wells ensure that she will be very nicely stable when balance gets tough for others.

She's noticeably narrow at the paddle entry point just in front of the steering pedals, allowing for a close catch and longer pull in the power zone. Her primary stability is far beyond her competitors, being more stable than any other surfski that I've found with the same 17 inch beam. Her secondary stability is much better than most, when she's heeled "way over," you'll notice she's as stable as most 19 inchers.

I've spent a lot of time listening to you...
This is the surfski that everyone has been asking for. As fast as her best competitors in flat, stable in rough, surfs like crazy, agile steering, custom cockpits, strong, light and sexy looken too.

Her foot well system is unique. We offer single or individual foot-wells and can attach the steering cables to the pedals from the foot-well divider or from the gunwales, it's up to you. Our single foot well can save some weight in construction materials and will place the feet and knees close together for those people who're used to a tight body position. We have an adjustable foot well system so that people of different heights can use the same boat. We have a couple other foot-wells developed to fill the needs of customers with even greater custom requests. Each of our foot well systems places the heels of the feet directly on the bottom of the hull for maximum comfort and stability.

She has a standard size seat well that fits most people's hips and she is available with a "Wide Seat" option that fits everyone else. Many people over 6 feet 1 inch tall have larger hips than most smaller people. The optional Wide Seat is three-quarters of an inch wider without being longer or deeper.

Optimum weight; 140 to 240 Lb paddlers. We've found that she performs quite well for paddlers 165 to 215 pounds in the steep wind chop of Northern California and the wind driven swell of Maui's North Shore. Flat water isn't a drag on this surf ski either. Elite Lake and River racers widely choose the S1-X over any other surf ski or kayak at the "Eppie's Great Race" where HUKI often takes the first ten finishes over all.

On the S1-X, you can wear most sandals & booties, and we can install self bailing foot well drains. We can install bungees on the fore deck and aft deck, in the cockpit or where ever you want them, and can place stow hatches at both ends of the cockpit as well as under your knees where you can place your water system or other items on the keel for easy access while paddling and for maximum stability. She has the HUKI adjustable response rudder system and can be rigged with a kelp guard and a variety of several rudders. We can install a variety of custom items like; anchor blocks for things like foot straps, handles and hook loops, a sealed hole through the footwell divider for locking the surf ski, eye holes at bow and stern, etc.

20' 9 " LAW, 15.8" BAW @ 190 Lb. paddler, static

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