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Focus SuperFast Race
« on: October 29, 2019, 11:02:09 PM »
Anybody paddled Focus SuperFast Race 14'?
How is it?

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Re: Focus SuperFast Race
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 03:19:11 PM »
I've had my 23" Pro since May.  It's the fastest Focus raceboard in flat to small/medium conditions by a decent margin.  I split my time on the SuperFast and Bluefin Turbo, the Bluefin is my rough water and downwind board.  The flatwater glide is fantastic, I think on par with (probably better than) most 21"-23" raceboards.  It has a fair amount of initial roll but a decent amount of secondary stability, so it does take some time to get used to movement, feels similar to my surfski moving with the water, but it's managable.  It does well course racing as well, once I got my foot work down buoy turns are similar to most other boards in this width.  You're stepping up onto the tail from the standing area, so footwork practice is key.  This is the fastest board I've paddled going upwind.  The narrow nose slices right through oncoming waves with minimal slow down.  It also handles small/medium chop really well, similar to upwind performance the nose just seems to slice and key moving with minimal slow down.  It's decent downwind as well, handles like a surfski with the narrow nose, the downwind downside is that stepping back requires stepping up onto the higher back deck; I don't find has a real surfy feel back on the tail.  It has become my go-to race board for most conditions other than big messy and downwind conditions.  Construction is solid too.  Full disclosure, I've been riding Focus raceboards as an ambassador since they started making boards.
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