Zedtech new Griffin Surfski is here
First they launched the Dominator in March 2009, merely a cleaner & meaner version of the Epic V10, and now they have lauched the Griffin, also a long distance ocean racing ski.
The Griffin is based on Zedtech´s multisport/ocean racer kayak Python and measures only 590 cm. That makes the ski 68 cm shorter than the Dominator, 50 cm shorter than the Epic V12 and 35 cm shorter than the Fusion from Nordic Kayaks… The Griffin is just 10 cm longer than a ILS Spec Ski… But it looks like almost all ski manufacturers makes shorter and shorter ocean racing skis now…
Anyway, the Griffin looks like a fun & fast racing kayak if you ask me, and must be a perfect allround- ski for e.g. multisport athletes and Euopean sea conditions.
The seat position is 3 cm lower in the Griffin compared to other skis on the market and according to Zedtech the seat position puts less pressure on the back.
Looks like a Andersen bailer…
The Griffin measures 44 cm in width, while the Dominator as well as the Epic V12 measures 43,5 cm. The ski is said to be more stable than the Dominator/V10/V12 because of a more flatter rear hull, and Zedtech says that it even makes the ski quicker in the start when catching a wave.
Zedtech tested a Griffin prototype in rough conditions at the Round Madeira Race in August 2009. After the successful race (the ski actually won the race!) they descided to add more volume to the front deck. That way the ski would be able to handle rough water and upwind heavy sea conditions even better. And now it is here – the Zedtech Griffin!
For more information, contact Magnus at Paddelkraft