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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2019, 05:47:46 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions.   I'd be all over those used kids boards but in south east Wisconsin they are non existant.  That's why I'm thinking a 12'6".  A decent deal comes up on that size every now and then.  Need something that's going to give some glide in the water so she can keep up on longer paddles.

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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2019, 07:11:01 AM »
Another suggestion -
Lahui Kai Annabelle Anderson touring at 11’6 x 29 and carbon light ( not the fragile ‘team’ construction ) for $990 delivered.

http://checkout.supatx.com/stand-up-paddle-board-bundle/lahui-kai-paddleboard-model-annabel-anderson-triple-carbon-tour-size-11-6-x-29-free-shipping.html
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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2019, 08:56:51 AM »
Quick blade micro fly is a great kids paddle. Look for something with a blade size around 73 or smaller.

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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2019, 09:17:06 PM »
Went for a short paddle today.  Started out with me on my 14'x26" Blk Box Uno and my daughter on my old Pelican rotomolded board.  Half way through we switched and I let her take my board back home.  First off,  I can't believe how bad the pelican board is.   I think a door off the house would paddle as well. I warned her the Uno wouldn't turn very easy but she did great on it!  She paddled almost a mile back with no problems and it was me keeping up with her this time. 14' is definitely big for her but I will be getting her a 12'6" board she can grow into instead of a kid's model.

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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2019, 09:48:06 PM »
Started out with me on my 14'x26" Blk Box Uno


Hi Inland,

Just wondering how you like your Blk Box Uno? At one time I was seriously interested in buying one. It was a long time ago, and I don’t even remember much about the board. But I do remember being intrigued by it.
ONE SUP Edge Pro 12' 6" x 22"
ONE SUP Evo 12’ 6” x 24”
Infinity Whiplash 12' 6" x 24 1/2"
ONE SUP Evo 12’ 6” x 26”
Bark Competitor 12’ 6” x 29”
Red Paddle Explorer (Inflatable) 13' 2" x 30
Red Paddle Race (Inflatable) 12’ 6” x 30”

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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2019, 06:09:01 AM »
I really like the Uno, but I honestly don't have much to compare it to.   Got to demo a few boards at a local paddle fest two summers ago and the 12'6" Uno was one of them.   Like you I was intrigued by it, so when I found a good deal on the 14' I jumped on it.  This is my first real board coming of that Pelican.

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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2019, 08:21:36 AM »
Thanks Inland. And glad you like your board. From what I remember it got really good reviews.
ONE SUP Edge Pro 12' 6" x 22"
ONE SUP Evo 12’ 6” x 24”
Infinity Whiplash 12' 6" x 24 1/2"
ONE SUP Evo 12’ 6” x 26”
Bark Competitor 12’ 6” x 29”
Red Paddle Explorer (Inflatable) 13' 2" x 30
Red Paddle Race (Inflatable) 12’ 6” x 30”

ZRE Power Surge ZX4, Kevlar braided shaft (75”)

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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2019, 06:56:50 AM »
Just go with the 12'6" especially if its recreational... kids are kids and they will have parties on that board and paddle with passangers to play around... they also are growing rapidly at the stage in life and in 1 year they can grow several inches and pounds.

Get an adjustable length paddle and they will be set.

If its a performance/competiton thing, you'll want to get an appropriate size for their weight with matching paddle, but beware you will be setting yourself up for continuous purchase's every 6 months for a couple years.

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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2019, 02:20:42 PM »
Picked up a 12-6 KM Hawaii Compressor yesterday for her.   Now just have to wait for the temperature to get out of the 50s again to get on the lake.   Gotta love this Wisconsin weather.

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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2019, 05:44:38 PM »
I took everyone's advice and got a (used) Riviera 12'6 x 24" for my 9 year old. Paired it with a 70sq" Kialoa paddle, both from the good folks at Gorge Performance. Kiddo loves it.
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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2019, 07:14:21 PM »
Perfect. She's stoked. Good job dad 8)

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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2019, 08:37:34 PM »
He's a 'he' with long hair, but yes...stoked!  ;D
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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2019, 11:52:05 PM »
He's a 'he' with long hair, but yes...stoked!  ;D
I was confused with Skates posts showing his daughter. The board shorts should have been a give a way... ::)

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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2019, 11:15:30 AM »
Yep I think innocent mistake by TD judging from his own "70's skaters" photos... : )

Those would be entertaining thread photos:  "Zoners' long haired teen age years"   
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Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2019, 05:57:20 AM »
Hey Puget, glad this thread helped you out too.  My daughter and I have been on a few paddles on her new to her 12-6 and I have a couple observations.  At just under 80lbs the board is a bit big for her volume wise.  She has to stand forward of center to engage the nose in the water which pushes up the tail slightly,  and the wind pushes her around some.  The 24" wide Compressor is also very tippy, but having a lower center of gravity she hasn't felt unstable on it even when wake boats go by.   Overall I think it was a good choice and she now has a board  she can grow into.  We did a 4 mile paddle last weekend which would have been impossible on a rec board.   Just have to go out on days where the wind is light.

 


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