Huki V1-X versus Hurricane

I paddle a Huki V1-X but have to paddle a Hurricane this weekend for a time trial.

I've never been on a Hurricane before.

The time trial is about 400 meters long in calm/flat water.

Are there any differences I should be aware of?

Any helpful comments would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by effectivepull on Thu, 04/16/2009 - 1:27pm

I'm 5'9", 142 lbs. For me the hurricane feels slightly more stable, V1-X 's ama feels a bit "lighter". On flat water you might not even notice the difference.

#1 Thu, 04/16/2009 - 1:32pm

I don't think Huki should call its boat a V-1. There's nothing about a V-1 about it.

#2 Thu, 04/16/2009 - 1:38pm

Thanks, Poo. That helps. ;)

#3 Thu, 04/16/2009 - 1:40pm

Let's wait for DumbPooPoo...

#4 Thu, 04/16/2009 - 1:57pm

Keeping to the question, is the V1-X the new 2009 model? If it is you'll be much quicker than the older models on flat water. The new model has less rocker, lower seating, and ama is in four inches which seems to make it quicker, and not tippy at all under sprint or windy conditions. And what a manufacturer wants to call his/her boat shouldn't be an issue if it is recognizable.

#5 Thu, 04/16/2009 - 2:51pm

Nope, my V1-X is not the '09 model.

#6 Thu, 04/16/2009 - 3:44pm

hurricane is the bomb you'll love it,

#7 Thu, 04/16/2009 - 4:32pm

I have to agree w/mulus. Hurricane may not be the bombiest bomb ever - but it is pretty bomb. We have both at my club. Hurricane is the preferred model. All you'll need to do is deal with it's less-than-comfortable seating...

You can go into your TT feeling good.

#8 Thu, 04/16/2009 - 4:55pm

does anyone know of a aftermarket seat that can fix this?

#9 Thu, 04/16/2009 - 7:45pm

I've heard that Hydroxycut and the Atkins plan work for getting the hurricane seat to fit better.

#10 Thu, 04/16/2009 - 9:51pm

You might check with

I believe he has a nicer one for the Hurricane.


#11 Fri, 04/17/2009 - 1:20am

You`ll be ok in either canoe as long as you paddle with pono and aloha.....

#12 Fri, 04/17/2009 - 3:02am

Words to live by.

#13 Fri, 04/17/2009 - 3:04am

Tried both in flat water. Prefer the Hurricane to the Huki. Hurricane just more stable and would hold a line better than the Huki. The Huki wandered much more under power (ok, the limited power I can produce).

Maybe the 2009 Huki is better but I have no discretionary funds to find out.

#14 Fri, 04/17/2009 - 4:29am

Fuzerider, Ok that comment was either really really funny or it really really pisses me off. Depending on which you either win the joke of the year award or the donkey hypocrite of the year award.

#15 Fri, 04/17/2009 - 9:57am

You're making me feel sorry for fuze, he's becoming our new Ian Foo.

#16 Fri, 04/17/2009 - 11:31am

Nah... Theres` no similarity between Fuze and Foo.

#17 Fri, 04/17/2009 - 12:12pm

Sounds like someones trying to qualify for a spot on the National Team ; )

I've time trialed in both and by far I have always been faster on the Hurricane .I actually find it more comfortable in the short sprints as it likes a high rate such as we use in dragonboat .Don't worry about the boat as it doesn't get much better for a sprint ,its you the paddler that you need to worry about . A good start ,solid through the middle w/ a big finish is what you want . Have a race plan in your head ,don't over think it ,don't panick have patience and stay to your plan and you will do ok and hopefully its good enough .Don't try to change last minute to what you see someone else do either .

Trust me on these things as I have done a ton of sprint time trials qualiying for a spot on the National Team .Good Luck !!!

#18 Fri, 04/17/2009 - 2:30pm

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