I am considering upgrading my bullit s and the apex caught my eye. I cant see any reviews or discussions yet. Any thoughts how it compares? As I love my IC Bullit so dont paddle the s anymore... need to find a new HP, something as easy to paddle and roll but that gives me that smile back and thinking something that ticks the same boxes but is better.
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Also consider that your seating position needs to be higher than what you may be used to. I am sitting on 3" of foam now and I have better contact with the cockpit. I also made some foam inserts that are about 4" long and 3" thick that go ahead of my knees to really lock me in. My foot position took some time to get dialed in. I had to progressively add little 1" wedges until it was tight.
How did you lot set up the foot blocks in your Apex? I can’t get fit or comfort in mine, I don’t expect both, so I’m not enjoying my boat so far. I have no control over it, I move but the boat doesn’t, or the boat moves and I can’t stop it. I even pop out when trying to roll! Please help cos I want to stay connected to my Apex but right now I feel like selling it (sorry Chris)
Hi Joanne, you’re welcome to collect our demo and trial it for a few days. Drop us a line if you want to arrange. Chris
It seems no one has found a negative with this boat yet... thanks all. I am gonna demo one and then look at colours...sounds like I will love it
Had my Apex for about two months now and love it! I use it mostly for river waves, and can say it’s like a higher performance Eclipse (never paddled the Bullet S). Taken it out surfing a couple of times too and was surprised at how well it handled seeing as I normally use a waveski. It is also dead easy to roll thanks to the ow volume stern, I’ve been out handpaddling and had no problems with my hand roll in whitewater. I say get one, you’ll be stoked. *Just so you know, I’m on the team, but these are my genuine thoughts :)
Hi Joanne, I was very fortunate to win an Apex in the NHS draw earlier this year. I received it last month so have only used it twice so far and not in big surf. It always takes me a while to get used to a new kayak and grow into it. I have had a Bullit S and in my opinion it is personally better. Initial reactions to your requirements for the basics are that it is very stable, comfortable and easy to paddle out and roll. It has sharper rails so feels somewhere between an HP and IC kayak. In 3 to 4ft surf I had some nice "off the lips" and "floaters" and it was it was very forgiving. It did a few things I was not expecting due to speed and agility but that's what I wanted, if it was the same as other surf kayaks what's the point of something new! I enjoyed it and had fun (which is the most important thing for me!) and I feel it has great potential. I have been surf kayaking for 35 years and at times to a high level and now have a few excellent boats and this one fits and will stay in my armoury. The build quality and service from Chris is excellent. We are all different in our surfing styles and these days top quality surf kayaks are very expensive, my main advice to you would be to just try one first.