Peters log think ion 16x9

Published on June 24th, 2014 | by Peter Svensson

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Visitor from New Zealand

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Chet Burt from Welly Paddlers and Think Kayaks in New Zealand. He was planning his travelling overseas and of course he had the good judgment to plan a stop in my hometown of Göteborg. We decided to catch up for a paddle and today we went to the local Think dealer Kajaktiv,  located north of Göteborg next to the old pitoresque fishing village of Klädesholmen. Besides great company I also had the opportunity to test a new surfski to me, the Think Evo II. The Think Evo II is a really nice surfski for intermediate paddlers. I found it very stable but still fast. Excellent sit comfort and paddling ergonomics. It is easy to adjust the distance to the pedals and with 5 mm intervals you are able to trim your sit position nicely. All this together made me feel strong and effecient in my paddling. I want to try this ski more in real downwind conditions in my search for a more stable ski to have as an alternative to my Fenn Spark when the weather and water gets colder. According to Rob Mousley at surfski.info it goes like a rocket downwind. The Think Evo II is also a favourite to Wesley Echols at Surfskiracing. He has written a review about the Evo II as well.

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Chet Burt from Wellington, New Zealand, in a Think Ion.


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