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Keith Fenn has put the Elite on a strict diet and out
came the Elite SL – “Slim Line”.
Significantly sleeker bow and seat section than the Elite permit a more
efficient paddle stroke closer to the hull. Some say, the SL nearly provides a
K1 feeling. Compared to the Elite, the SL´s cockpit is narrower and the seat
gives a snug fit. Even smaller paddlers can now adjust the foot rest correctly,
the redesigned foot well let´s them have a powerful leg drive without a hump
getting in their way. The SL accelerates like a rocket, so it´s a joy to sprint
onto the next wave, surf it and then power on.
NOW – which ski is the right choice for me – Mako
Elite or SL?
Of course, there is no general rule that applies to
all paddlers. In the end, personal preferences and gut feeling will make the
decision during a test paddle. But we have gathered some experience during
extensive training and racing with both Elite and SL:
Not surprisingly, many advanced female paddlers simply
love the SL for its slim (cockpit) design and the wide adjustment range in the
short end. In addition, leight weight paddlers benefit more from the lower
volume of the SL, which results in a deeper waterline and therefore doesn´t
feel less stable than an Elite for them. Also when you´re tall but don´t have
wide hips, you´ll like the snug fit of the SL.
The Elite still is the race battleship for larger
paddlers and has an edge over the SL in rough or confused waters, where the SL
gives a bit more nervous and tippy feel, whereas the Elite remains somewhat
But again, that´s based on personal experience and
feeling. We keep test Elites and SLs at your disposal, so come and try out!
|Weight Fiberglass/Vacuum||14 kg|
|Weight Carbon/Vacuum||12 kg|
All skis are available on request.
Freight solutions for skis we try to work out individually.
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