Equinox

5.00 out of 5
(3 customer reviews)

£1,000.00£1,600.00

International Class Surf Kayak.

Constructions Explained

Product Description

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As modern as traditional can get – Our international class winning longboat. There is certainly nothing better than the feeling of trimming down the line at warp speed in a longboat, so although these are primarily for competition, if it’s a classic surfing style you want look no further. But who says you can’t throw some moves around in a longboat? The Equinox maybe the fastest of them all, but with a rounded pin tail and narrow bow it allow you to make the turns tight and get right over the edge when you want to get some verticality off the lip.

Length – 3M

Width – 60cm

Cockpit – Keyhole

Maximum Paddler Weight – 110 kgs

 

Comes with:

– Bonded in front and rear mini cell foam pillars

– Ride shaped foam seat with hip pads

– Ride ‘Bloc’ minicell foam backrest

– Set of minicell foam foot blocks

– Optional composite thighbraces

– One-piece cockpit (Eclipse, Equinox, Mutant and Zenith)

-Have and special requirements? We will do our best to accommodate you

*Each boat comes with a surform to shape the backrest and other foam parts for

personal fit

Additional Information

Construction

Description

Pro Lite

Pro Lite – The champion’s choice. Pro lite kayaks are built with both Carbon and Carbon Kevlar material in hull and deck. Laminated with a foam core in the hull for improved stiffness, epoxy resin is applied via a vacuum process keeping weight down and finish uniform. The result, a boat of the lowest weight and highest stiffness. Optional Armour Coating layer applied to the hull for long-term durability. – treat with care as you take to the air! – Full carbon, or carbon Kevlar hull, left clear to see material finish – Laminated Foam core stiffening in hull – Full carbon, or carbon Kevlar deck, with personal gel coat design – Epoxy resin – lighter and stiffer – Vacuum bagged construction – Twin seamed – Outside Kevlar Weight –7Kg approx. depending on model – £1500

Pro

Pro – Competition level performance time and time again. Pro spec kayaks are built with Carbon Kevlar and Carbon material, and woven fabrics in hull and deck, laminated with a foam core in the hull for improved stiffness. Epoxy resin is applied via a vacuum process keeping weight down and the finish uniform. Optional Armour Coating layer applied to the hull for long-term durability. – Carbon Kevlar hull, left clear to see material finish – Hull roving layer-improving wear – Laminated Foam core stiffening in hull – Carbon Kevlar deck with personal gel coat design – Epoxy resin – lighter and stiffer – Vacuum bagged construction – Twin seamed – Outside Kevlar Weight –8Kg approx. depending on model – £1300

Core Lite

Core lite – Stiff and strong, for great performance every session. Core Lite construction uses layers of carbon Kevlar and carbon material in the hull combined with Rides signature core to give a stiff crisp performance. Additional Carbon Kevlar in the deck reduces the amount of resin used overall, keeping weight down and strength up in this great value lay-up. – Carbon Kevlar and woven glassfibre hull with personal gel coat design – Laminated core stiffening in hull – Carbon Kevlar, Carbon and woven glassfiber hull with personal gel coat design – Vinylester resin – stiffer and stronger than equivalent polyester – Reinforced sections – Twin seamed – Glass inside, outside Kevlar Weight – 10.5Kg approx. depending on model – £1100

Core

Core – Bombproof construction and value. Our Core construction featuring multidirectional woven glass fiber uses the same core matt in the hull as the core lite. keeping everything stiff. Woven Glass on the deck and vinylester resin throughout keeps weight down, strength up and price attractive. – Woven glassfiber hull with personal gel coat design – Laminated core stiffening the hull – Woven glassfiber hull with personal gel coat design – Vinylester resin – stiffer and stronger than equivalent polyester – Reinforced sections – Twin seamed – Glass inside, outside Kevlar Weight –12.5Kg approx. depending on model – £900

3 reviews for Equinox

  1. Gary Adcock
    5 out of 5

    :

    “I am still pinching myself when I think about the Equinox. Is it true… is it really that good?! To be honest the only time I believe it ….is when I am surfing it. I have been surfing and competing for over thirty years (too long!) and this boat has made surfing so exciting and so easy I feel like it has taken ten years off my surfing age!

    Why is it so good? Not only does it look good, it looks right, you instantly want to try it when you see it… whatever Ride Kayaks do to make this boat, it makes it rigid, strong and light which all helps in the performance but it is the shape that is the critical factor.

    Its smooth graceful lines are pleasing to the eye, the low volume in the nose and tail and a soft gradual rocker makes this boat perform better than any IC boat that I have ever surfed, by a quantum. The greater volume around the cockpit makes it comfortable. I am six foot two and not exactly a feather weight but it fits and floats me without a problem.

    It is fast, hard to believe how fast but above all it is very manoeuvrable, it can carve at the top of a wave…. around say a football or if you wish let the rail go you can slash as much as you want. It will allow smooth tight curving bottom turns without losing the back end (which I can’t understand given how loose the boat is). It is without doubt the easiest boat to turn, even easier than an HP boat!?? And the most important bit is still to come….. stick it on a steep shoulder in the slot, set the rail and it will tuck in and surf and surf and surf. It will happily hold its position and run along the face of the wave without any twitching, turning up the wave or sliding out. Brilliant.

    I have surfed this boat from Brims Ness in Scotland to Sidmouth on the South Coast (not one wave!) and in many different surfing conditions. I would recommend this boat to someone starting out and to the very top performance IC paddlers in this great sport.
    Such an amazing combination of speed and looseness but with control; hard to believe which is why I am still pinching myself even now….. is it really true. The only way to know is to surf it and enjoy!”

    Gary Adcock
    Team Captain
    England Surf Kayak Team

  2. Jack Barker
    5 out of 5

    :

    This boat is by far the fastest and the most manoeuvrable long boat I have ever surfed. Its the cause for myself changing boat manufacturers. And I am so happy I did, just so I can surf this machine!

    Every wave now has an ‘end game’. Any move you can think of is now possible at the slightest chance, ones that in a different long boat just aren’t possible.

    It has sharp rails that allow tight turns in the steepest of waves, right in the pocket. You can physically ‘pump’ down the line with it. And the low volume tail creates huge amounts of spray when you kick the back end out.

    Without going on and on… every single person I have seen ride this boat; either mine or another, has gone on to either purchase one or desperately seek one. And I cant say I blame them.

    A fantastic boat that is made with a brilliant range of constructions

    Jack Barker
    England Team rider

  3. Mike Barry
    5 out of 5

    :

    I rarely surf IC. Have owned one, never got on with it due to not finding it comfortable. Surfed a few others and always found something a bit weird.
    Then I tried the Equinox, comfort was the first thing I noticed, loads of room, it felt right, very similar to a whitewater boat. Quite simply, just nice.
    Paddle out speed is impressive, you can pierce the sharp nose easily through heavy waves and it ramps easily over mush.
    On a wave, this boat is amazing, I’ve often found IC boats slide when things get heavy or wall up, in the equinox, I’m amazed that a 3 meter boat can bottom turn so hard and race to the lip. Its also one of the easiest boats I’ve sat in for re-entries, it just sort of does them, with the ease of a modern freestyle boat. And landings are nice and forgiving.
    Since i’ve started using the equinox in competition, I always do well.
    And i’ve since bought an Eclipse due to similar shape because I like the Equinox so much.
    ( I also love my eclispe 😀 )

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