This event has spurred a lot of reasearch, I'm now thinking an epic v7 would fit the bill for many of my non ocean adventures. Just in case someone needed a little nudge if they were on the fence of selling one! Ha
I like my V7 too much to sell, but have another consideration for you Ethan. The Pyranha Octane. I have both an Octane and a V7, and while I can make an argument that the V7 is a tad faster, the Octane is considerably more stable (in my opinion), which makes me faster in it because I can dig in harder. I am taking a shot at the 120 miler, but definitely using the Octane. Appomattox River Company in Farmville had a few Octanes recently, but I know they are going out as fast as he can get them in. Just a thought for you if you're considering plastic skis.
Thank you for looking out and keeping fellow paddlers in mind! I was able to call in a few favors and got my hands in a new v7.. step two of the master plan is let's hope I can get it across the finish line!!!