Submitted: 03-01-2004 by Bonneville
The standard layup is Kevlar/Carbon/Glass and tips the scales at a paltry 33lbs., even with a generous beam. The price is outstanding for a boat of this material. The GP stands for "General Purpose" and it fits. The kayak has good straight line speed, but maneuvers well. Sweeps and draws are no sweat. Since the stems are plumb, its waterline length is equal to longer craft. It comes nicely outfitted with aft hatch, bulkhead and deck bungies and grab lines. The seat is comfortably contoured and the footbraces work well. The grab loops are comfortable. There are a few downsides. There are no thigh braces and it lacks a bottle holder. The layup is imperfect, with some spider cracks, but nothing that affects structural integrity. The backband is a bit skimpy and doesn't adjust. A perfunctory eyeballing detects no less than seven Epic logos. Hey, I want to paddle a kayak, not a billboard. But a simple logo isn't even enough. They have to include the race records of the two designers. I'd pay the quarter so they could call someone who cares. Strictly bush league.