Evolution

4.67 out of 5
(3 customer reviews)

£1,000.00£1,600.00

High Performance Surf Kayak

Constructions Explained

Product Description

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Going supernova – the pocket rocket high performer. Right at the breaking edge of a wave the energy is greatest and this is exactly where the Evo wants to be surfed. With a short tight curve to the rail, and plenty of rocker up front you can confidently take off deep and steep using the hull to pump speed down the line. The Evo loves to be edged and moved about and you only have to drop an edge and look up at the lip and BAM you’ll be out of the water.

Length – 232cm

Width – 65cm

Cockpit – Small

Maximum Paddler Weight – 95 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

– Fins – 3 fins, standard in thruster designs

– 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 Evolution

  1. Gareth Spendiff
    5 out of 5

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    Many thanks to the lads at Ride Surf Kayaks for my awesome Ride Evolution HP surf kayak, love it!

    I’ve been paddling surf kayaks for about a year and half now and would say it’s my favourite paddling discipline, at 12.5 stone,5’10” and with some trimming of the simple but excellent foam back rest and foot blocks I was sat in my Evo feeling very comfortable and ready to go in minutes. Plenty more room for larger paddlers and smaller paddlers alike.

    I had tried quite a few surf kayaks including Ride and other manufacturers which I enjoyed but then got to use Rides demo ‘Core’ Evolution and just clicked with it straight away, it is nice and stable making it easy to paddle out and have a rest at the back, the knee position and built in thigh braces make for excellent purchase when rolling and really locking yourself into the boat which in turn helps boat manoeuvrability and rolling the Evo pretty easy for us beginner/intermediates. It carves top to bottom turns with awesome grip and bite, I got some super fast rides on waves and felt like a pro!

    I opted for the ‘Pro spec’ construction with Armour coat for extra durability for my Evolution due to it being slightly lighter and a bit more stiffer to aid me with my progression and aim of getting some air off the top of a wave, all in good time!

    Again, many thanks guys, I can’t wait to take my new Ride Evolution out again.

  2. Mike Barry
    4 out of 5

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    I’ve been paddling an Evo 4 yrs now. So have plenty of time in it to comment.
    I sit really high in my Evo and find it very stable. I have loads of room in it. Potentially, tall or heavyish people should be good in this boat. Loads of foot room too.
    Paddling out, it is very easy to ramp waves and foam piles. As long as I present any of the hull to the wave, it just hops over.
    This ramping effect is really cool too when surfing and a wave breaks in front of you, its easy to get a good hop off any lips or foampiles.
    Paddling for the wave is easy and once it takes off, there is a sudden rush of acceleration.
    Turns are smooth and dynamic, and its easy to trim across the wave holding loads of speed.
    I find weight shifting in the boat has a huge effect, its easy to lean back and let it sit in the pocket or lean forward and it will accelerate out.

    I’ve had it out in all kinda of surf from 2ft to 20fters. I could still have fun in the small stuff. I didn’t get spanked in the big stuff. Its able to take big drops and stay high on a big big wave to get you down the line. 5 – 6ft is my favourite and the boat really excels allowing you get good turns and run down the line.

    This is a mighty good fun, easy to paddle boat.
    I usually run mine with small fins, find it loose enough to push through slashy turns, yet it can still hold a line without sliding.

  3. Mike Marsh
    5 out of 5

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    I’ve been a wave skier for many years in Australia and after moving to Scotland I figured out a kayak would suit the winter conditions better. After some research I settled on Ride based on quality and reputation and went down to try a couple. Tim and Chris were great; I even tried an IC but HP is closer to the waves type surfing I’m used to.

    At 60 years old and mid-80s Kg I found the Evolution to be just perfect. I went for the top model for lightness and stiffness and am well stoked with it. I did find a few things hard to adjust to after a ski but after less than half a dozen outings I really started to “dial in” to the boat, and actually got the highest scoring wave in the Scottish titles Open final.

    I especially like how easy it is to paddle out or across to the spot (the spot moves about a bit at our Scottish breaks), how fast it is down the line and how well it sits in the green room once you hook the rail in. And it virtually turns itself once you get the fins right.

    5 stars from me!

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