Mirage 530 vs Epic 18X

Mirage 530 vs Epic 18x

A while ago I watched a youtude clip http://bit.ly/1DlEExo comparing an Epic sea kayak against a more traditionally designed sea kayak. As a new owner of a Mirage 530 IRT, I found the clip disturbing as the comparison clearly positioned the Epic ahead of the Mirage.

Last weekend I went on the club’s training paddle for the Hawkesbury Classic and was lucky enough to be lent an Epic 18x Sports by a fellow club member. The Epic was a revelation – fast and comfortable.

During the following week I sought to compare both the Mirage and Epic by paddling to work on consecutive days in each kayak.