The SLS 10 has been designed in collaboration with 16 times Australian Surf Life Saving champion Clint Robinson. Epic’s chief designer, Greg Barton & Clint carefully spent time testing and re-testing every element of the design on multiple prototypes to get it perfect. The result is a ski that has incredible speed, comfort & strength.
Some of the key elements of the SLS 10 include:
- Highly efficient when heading out through the waves. As it punches over, the white water surrounds the tail of the boat, giving it the ability to stay straight.
- The lifter at the front of the ski and deck have been developed to help the paddler keep momentum through waves & minimizes the amount of water that hits the paddler or slows down their speed.
The hull of the ski provides strong pick up pressure from ocean runners and allows the paddler to head down wind or back to the beach with good assistance.
The rocker throughout the shape provides good flat to light conditions speed, as well as the ability to move smoothly out in the ocean waves and swell.
The cockpit provides excellent paddler comfort and biomechanics, allowing them to generate quality speed & power.
The double foot-well system in the adjustable SLS 10 minimizes the volume of water that is carried in the cockpit. This system is extremely strong and supportive for quality leg drive.
The SLS10 is a product to paddle anywhere at any time - it has strong internal support and is built in Epic’s extremely strong, stiff and durable vacuum infused, heat cured composite of Carbon, Fiber Glass & Kevlar.
The SLS 10 (adjustable footboard) will be followed by a fixed leg length version of the ski, with the same hull. The fixed length version is still in the prototype phase & being finalized.
- Length 19' (5.79m)
- Width 18.9" (48 cm)
- Depth 15.4" (39 cm)
- Weight 39.6 lbs (18 kg)
- Capacity 310 lbs (140 kg)
- Paddler size 4'11" to 6'4" (1.50m to 1.93m)
Infusion grade foam core
A composite hybrid of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and Kevlar
Vacuum infused, heat-cured epoxy
Red bow & stern. "Blue arrow" on deck