After over 5 hours of testing in conditions from dead flat to a 7.5 mile downwind run with wind gusting to 20 knots I know this board well. In quite flat conditions it is surprisingly fast for an all conditions race board though it does not have the glide of the best flat water boards I compared it to. (Very close in speed to a Bark Dominator in our sprint comparison runs) Upwind it flies…something about the nose shape manages the chop really well without seeming to slow it down at all. Superior to the Bark Dominator in upwind conditions around 15 knots and small to moderate chop. Easier to get it up to speed upwind and less effort to keep it there. Downwind it is responsive and fun. Get back quickly to prevent the nose from penetrating the swell in front of you and the board catches rides with ease. Surprisingly stable for its 26” width due to its deeply cut in standing area that has your feet almost even with the water line. The standing area tended to fill with water when catching glides though it drained back out quickly as well. The board weighs 25.5 pounds without the fin. In this video clip I go through all the fine points on the board and you get a good look at it in action in flat water.
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