The gold at the end of the rainbow.
Revo R1 surfski. The gold at the end of the rainbow.
Hiding in plain sight R2 shapeshifting
Blown away by Alan Hunter's video editing skills. Putting Revo in a league of its own.
Some more great action shots of Todd finishing the "Doctor". No chance of the Revo being lost in the sea of white skis. Awesome to have the option to customise the paint colours.
Congratulations to Cory Hill for winning The Doctor today and great to see an R1 paddled by our Sydney Dealer Todd Boreland so high up in the field.
Great to see a Revo R1 perform in a race. Its the first time the WA market has the chance to see Revo in action.
Awesome pic of the R1 in Ireland
The Revo R1 has landed and had it's first outting on Irish waters. What a beautiful surfski. Check out the full range at www.oceanpaddling.ie
A really nice review from Anton Revo 2 Review after Day 3 of Richards Bay to Durban I was very fortunate to win a Revo in the Oceana Revo sponsored dice series! It took me quite a while to decide between the R1 and R2. I finally selected the R2, told Greg about my notoriously bad dead leg problem and he was kind enough to build an R3 seat (wider) into it. I decided to paddle the Revo in the Richards Bay to Durban race and only had one day to test it before the race. Went out at Salt Rock in medium to large surf and was immediately impressed with the comfort of the seat. Not being known for my surf skills (I have the dubious reputation of writing off 2 surf skis on one day during a PE to East London race!) I was apprehensive about trying out a brand-new boat in north coast surf! I was pleasantly surprised when I punched the first wave. The sleek nose penetrated easily and I went through with much more ease than a typical surf-ski. The Revo is also more responsive than other ski’s I have paddled and turns quickly, the kind of manoeuvrability that can get you out of trouble in difficult surf. I got out fine without swimming and then paddled some distance into a nice breeze, coming back with the runs. We adjusted my leg length on land and I was shown how to adjust it on the fly by pulling a cord. Never thought I would have to use it on the water, but it turned out I had to shorten my length and sure enough it worked like a charm! Great technology. The ski held its course extremely well, both up and downwind. It was very responsive on the runs and seemed to ride the smallest bump. Negotiating the surf back to the beach was easy due to the ability to turn quickly and the ski holding its course once you had picked a line. I had to exit an unexpected sharply building wave close to shore and the ski responded beautifully. After another in and out through the surf I was ready for the race. Day one had reasonable downwind conditions and I was very impressed with the Revo’s performance. On day two, a long flat gruelling affair, my worst fear came true – dead leg! This was a big disappointment but not totally unexpected. As a keen paddler I have not been able to paddle rivers. No seat, seat pad, custom seat or any other desperate measure I have tried allows me to paddle a K1 without excruciating dead leg. So please believe me, it is definitely not the Revo’s problem! Day three was a blistering downwind which is probably one of the best I have ever paddled. The Revo’s performance was great in the large conditions and I could link runs easily. I could also relieve my dead leg by leaning back in the seat and lifting my bum. Not particularly stable when chasing down those large runs but it worked! I have discussed the dead leg problem with Greg and he was very understanding, talking about the possibility of a custom seat. Looking at the number of modifications that the design has seen since its first launch it is clear that the designers are quick to respond to customer’s suggestions. Greg has already made a custom seat for a large paddler (sounds like a Free State rugby player!) and even considering a custom seat for me is great customer care! I strongly recommend the Revo 2 for any intermediate to experienced paddler, especially if you enjoy down winds! The ski may not be as light as some other top level carbon ski’s but as illustrated in the first day of SA champs from La Mercy to Addinton, these skis are stronger and can handle a wipe-out without being damaged at all. ... See more
Ben in Johannesburg all day today and came back to the factory to see Father Christmas must have been visiting - looks like some fun is going to happen this weekend
A breakdown of the perks of having our quick change rudder system.
Rudder mechanism and operation. I had a question yesterday about the need for this system from a fellow paddler, he didn't feel that it was really a worthwhile feature as he was of the opinion that rudders were rarely swapped and this mechanism has two more components than the existing systems so what was the point. So in answer to that question, It's actually a very versatile system and once you use it the benefits will become clear. In no special order. 1 You can remove rudder and set up your paddle position flat on the grass or beach. ( certainly helpful in demo situations or swapping) 2 Due to the center cross on the rudder receiver mechanism you can align your steering pedals without the rudder in place, no need to be turning the ski upside-down or asking " is that straight " You can see at a glance at the receiver disc. 3 You can remove the rudder when transporting the ski ( I now do this all the time, due to my lift up tailgate hitting the rudder was a very real problem, I can avoid denting the back door now when I lift it . ( it's happened once but not with the Revo personal thing but for me a plus point) 4 Easy one.... No tools required. ( I've had a loose rudder in the past and no Allen key to hand trust me it happens.) 5 Conditions are big, big rudder. Small, small rudder. You could find that because it's so easy to do you'll do it more often. 6 Carry a spare if you want, why not. 7 No Stainless steel shafts to bend, these carbon shafts are very strong. Hopefully the rudder sticking on the hull because the steel shafts is bent could be a thing of the past. 8 Slightly less weight carried at the rear of the ski. These are only my initial findings but nevertheless they're beneficial. Sometimes you don't know you need something until someone took the time to completely re design it. Remember all the Revos come with 2 rudders as standard. ... See more