Sipre Marlin M Surf Ski review
I had the Sipre Marlin M surf ski for the summer just gone here in Ireland. This was my first ski to own and only my second to paddle. When I decided to buy a ski I wanted to get something that I could paddle comfortably and confidently in some decent conditions. As I would be paddling solo I needed a ski that was not a full on racing ski and that I could remount easily if needs be.
When my Marlin arrived I was delighted with what I had gotten. There isn't a lot of info on this ski on the web so it was a bit of a punt, but it paid off. When you first sit in the ski it might feel a little tippy, but once you get moving the stability kicks in and its a pleasure to paddle. It cruises on flat water at 10kmph and handles cross wind/chop really well. I have had it out in some nice swell and have clocked 25kmph into an offshore. Check the video below.
Overall I really like the Marlin. Its a perfect intermediate ski and an excellent craft to get started on if you have a bit of experience paddling racing kayaks. It's fully adjustable as well so it can cater for various leg lengths. My ski was a basic construction and weighed about 16kg.
19/5/2014 10:32:54 pm
I'm interested in buying a Sipre. Marlin M Surf Ski or something similar. I will be ireland on the 20th June and will be there for sometime. I will be residing in Killarney
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Just wanted to know if you have the a Marlin ski still for sale .
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David Horkan from Paddle & Pedal. Posting info on various outdoor adventures in Mayo and around Ireland.