Anyone paddle a 2009 HUKI V1-X (New Version) yet?

Anyone paddle a 2009 HUKI V1-X (New Version) yet?

If so, could you provide some impressions?

Thanks in advance,


Submitted by BruceK on Mon, 04/27/2009 - 8:05am

I took the new V1-X for a week and paddled it both on bumps and flat water. If comparing to the older version, I would say this one is faster all around. With the seat about three inches lower, the ama in four inches, and a little less rocker, this boat moves very well. Sitting lower has its advantages, and I felt secure whether sprinting, riding waves or grinding at race pace. I also felt that I could hold seven easier with this boat, and had no problem getting there. It is a fun boat, and I can't wait for sprint season.

#1 Mon, 04/27/2009 - 8:42am

What does it mean to "hold seven"?

#2 Wed, 04/29/2009 - 11:25am

One more than six. I take it that he's referring to holding 7mph, but I'm sure that we can put some different spins on it.

#3 Wed, 04/29/2009 - 11:55am

I'm going to try holding seven at practice today.

#4 Wed, 04/29/2009 - 12:21pm

Doesn't how many you can hold largely depend on your hand size?

#5 Wed, 04/29/2009 - 12:23pm

That seems to make sense. Maybe I'll start out by just trying to hold four...

#6 Wed, 04/29/2009 - 1:31pm

I thought it was holding a fresh 6-pack in one hand, while drinking a 7th beer with the other. It's 5 beers more than double fisting (no, nothing sick poops, just drinking...).

#7 Wed, 04/29/2009 - 2:41pm

I guess I will never hold SEVEN!!

#8 Wed, 04/29/2009 - 4:28pm

I'm just closing in on a 6 ave. seven would make my day.

#9 Wed, 04/29/2009 - 5:13pm

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