Hansel Lucas, President of Performance Kayak, Inc. in West Newton, PA, has graciously offered to loan me an S14S demo boat and an SR demo boat for a week. Thus, I'll have Stellar S14S, S18S, SR, SEI, and SEL demo boats (all the Stellar surf skis with the exception of the SES & SE) available … Continue reading Stellar Demo Days – this coming week!
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Ultimate River Surfski? Yep – now at Stellar!!!
The year following my entry into USCA kayak racing, I purchased a WSBS Thunderbolt kayak and made a beeline towards Unlimited Class kayak racing - and never turned back. My Thunderbolt - with a few mods, such as over-stern rudder, rudder pedal footplate, and a Bumfortable seat - was probably the best river racer I could … Continue reading Ultimate River Surfski? Yep – now at Stellar!!!
Why you need a Stellar SEL :)
I just took delivery of a new Stellar SEL, Advantage layup, specially outfitted from Stellar with an interchangeable over-stern rudder for river use (while still allowing quick installation of the under-stern rudder for big-water use). It's much like the classic story of two lovers who meet for a brief time, then drift away, only to be … Continue reading Why you need a Stellar SEL 🙂
Relax – a few extra pounds may be a good thing. In your surf ski.
There’s just nothing like the feel of taking your feather-weight 24 lb surfski off your car racks with one hand, carrying it to the water with one hand, and with one hand setting it down gently onto the H2O while all about you other paddlers are lugging kayaks apparently constructed of depleted uranium. Until you … Continue reading Relax – a few extra pounds may be a good thing. In your surf ski.
Over or Under – have your rudder your way.
Surf skis, originally developed as life guard rescue skis, have traditionally been focused on ocean paddling – big waves and deep water. Hence the reason nearly all skis have under-stern rudders. The under-stern rudder works marvelously in that element: it provides excellent control, quicker reaction (due to the closer placement to the CG/CP), and it … Continue reading Over or Under – have your rudder your way.