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Re: Thinking about a Race Board, what should I get?
« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2018, 05:25:29 AM »
Update to this - is there any reason to look at a 12'6" or is everything going to 14' only?

In Florida, men's has become pretty much 14' only, and many women are also switching to 14' as most races are making "14' and under" the elite women's class.

12'6 can still be a fun board to paddle if you're just racing against yourself, or going for fitness. But if you hope to race against other people, 14 is it. 5% faster than 12'6.
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Re: Thinking about a Race Board, what should I get?
« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2018, 07:39:23 PM »
"I want mostly speed for racing that I can still get through chop without wanting to poke my eyes out."

14 is pretty much the preferred length for racing at this point.  But would not use a Bullet V2 for that unless you want extra drag or will race in very rough conditions.  Better to get that Tracer WS 24.5 or even 21.5 if you have no probs balancing on that.  For some light DW the 24.5 might be the best option of those 3 boards.

I was just out today on my AS23 and it is always a handful in waves.  If racing the AS24.5 would be a more versatile and more stable option for those conditions.
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Re: Thinking about a Race Board, what should I get?
« Reply #77 on: May 17, 2018, 07:50:29 PM »
This shows the 12'6 x 24.5 Tracer in some DW action.

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Re: Thinking about a Race Board, what should I get?
« Reply #78 on: May 18, 2018, 05:01:36 PM »
This shows the 12'6 x 24.5 Tracer in some DW action.



good skills dw that skinny 24.5

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Re: Thinking about a Race Board, what should I get?
« Reply #79 on: May 19, 2018, 07:11:20 PM »
Went with the 14' Tracer, thanks for all of the tips.
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