Scorpious versus Pegasus

OK everyone, I am new to this site, so go easy. I am from Sydney Australia. I've paddled a pegasus for the past 6 months or so and am in the process of ordering a new scorpious. I weigh 100kgs (thats about 220pds for you non metric types), but I look much thinner in the right light....... (dark, for example)

What can I expect the difference to be in different conditions (smooth water, downwind, into the wind etc). Any other comments would be appreciated like seat comfort, ama performance (does it run in the water like a hurricane or skip along the top like the pegasus?) is it easy to lift the ama, and really, anything else you think of worth commenting on would be great. There arent many here yet, but I am told the new scorpious is fantastic and will be much quicker downhill for a heavier dude while not giving anything away on the smooth water or into a headwind. Your feedfback would be really appreciated. I've looked through the various paddling sites, and not really seen anything specific on the scorpious yet. Maybe there is already some review info available??

ciao for now, Trevor.

Submitted by trevorg on Mon, 01/12/2009 - 8:56pm

Pretty sure someone in your own backyard can help you out there.
Kevin Long paddled a scorpious last solo if I am not mistaken, usually a Pegasus rider. He may be a bit more compact than your good self!

#1 Tue, 01/13/2009 - 2:39am

didnt you read the fine print on the scorpius contract....keep it on the down low.

#2 Tue, 01/13/2009 - 11:51am

Give Greg Long a call - he's really happy with his Scorpius.

#3 Tue, 01/13/2009 - 12:00pm

Trevorg...big boy, 220lbs. Us big boys need to be on an Outrigger Connection Fusion or Zephyr. Pegi, Scorp don't have the volume. Also, they don't have the chines!!


#4 Wed, 01/14/2009 - 10:24am

Give Kev a ring he has his Scorpius and from what he told me is more than happy. But that is also some engine driving that waka.
He is moving to West Aus so get him before he moves if he hasn't allready


#5 Wed, 01/14/2009 - 10:30am

I think you're referring to Greg Long not Kevin. Greg's the one moving to WA.


#6 Wed, 01/14/2009 - 11:29am

And Kevin's is closer to 110 lbs than 220 lbs !

#7 Wed, 01/14/2009 - 12:06pm

And Greg can paddle. thats funny thats the second time this week I have been mistaken for my distant cousin.

#8 Wed, 01/14/2009 - 2:03pm

Hi Kevin,

Are you going to visit us again ?
It's a pity I couldn't met with Greg before Hawaiki Nui... He didn't try the V3.

#9 Wed, 01/14/2009 - 6:41pm

Oui Hiro,
Hopefully later in the year.
I want to buy 2 V3's and ship them to Australia, I think that they would be very popular here, if we got a few to race each other with.
When are you coming to see us here in oz?

#10 Wed, 01/14/2009 - 8:52pm

I'm gonna spend my money to build a house... so no travels soon. ;-)

#11 Wed, 01/14/2009 - 9:29pm

Thanks for the feedback, but getting back to the actual question (refer to original posting), for anyone who is around 220plds (sorry Kev, but unless you start visiting maccas on a more regular basis that does rule you out), that has paddled both a pegasus and a scorpious, is there much difference in the canoes? I am told there is more volume in the scorpious, making it better for larger guys in downhill conditions compared to the pegasus. I have spoken to longy as well who says it is a good canoe, but I am more after the direct comparison. Cheers, Trevor.

#12 Fri, 01/16/2009 - 1:19pm

I'd like to hear some comment on this thread as well. The Peggy is a bit small in volume for me as it can pearl on waves and downwind legs at times. I would feel a bit tentative surfing it in marginal to larger wave conditions. How does it compare? How is it different from a Polaris? I weigh just over 200lbs.

There is not much discussion about the Scorpius as far as I have seen.

#13 Fri, 01/16/2009 - 3:22pm

I used a Pegasus and then a Scorpious last year and found the Scorpious faster in the flat and in bumps. Went back to the pegasus at the Kaui relay and hated it, really struggled the whole time and didn't feel comfortable at all. Couldn't wait to get back on a Scorpious. I weigh about 210lbs.

#14 Sun, 01/18/2009 - 2:17am

I cant give a comaprison just what ive heard from an owner. Im told the Scorpius is fast everywhere and surfs as good as a Zephyr or Fusion and this was from a paddler close to 200 pounds.

#15 Mon, 01/19/2009 - 9:42am


Is there a Scorpius over on the Hilo side ?

Just wondering.

#16 Mon, 01/19/2009 - 10:43am

Thanks for all the feedback. Its been helpful. Cant wait to get my hands on it now. Will post my feedback once I get it on the water. I am told around March.

#17 Mon, 01/19/2009 - 11:01am

I havent seen a Scorpius at any races and only know of 3 on the west side.

#18 Mon, 01/19/2009 - 1:26pm

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