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12’6″ or 14′? / Which one is best for you?

When deciding between a 12’6″ or 14′ board, there’s lots more to consider than just their length! In this SUPboarder Pro video Reuben discusses the differences between these board sizes, to help you decide which one, 12’6″ or 14′ is best for you…

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Fiona Kearsley
Fiona Kearsley
10 months ago

Great article, look forward to the speed comparison videos!

Beau Nixon
Editor
10 months ago
Reply to  Fiona Kearsley

Thanks Fiona. Glad you liked the video.

Trevor
Trevor
10 months ago

What about carrying gear?
Dose the 14″ give you more volume to tour on?

Beau Nixon
Editor
10 months ago
Reply to  Trevor

Hi Trevor, 14′ touring boards often have more bungee space and extra volume to carry gear on, but make sure to check the widths and cargo space before buying as some have narrower areas than others for carrying gear.

Olivier Decroly
Olivier Decroly
10 months ago

Hi, very curious to see as well the speed comparison. I am not expecting a massive difference (eg > 1 km/h average speed) because of same model/similar outline (vs. a 10′ long SUP and a 12’6 race). I found out also watching one of your videos another interesting parameter to consider is the ratio of your average BPM/speed or I/O ie “how much effort should I put in to get speed or glide”. I did use this to compare two different fins size/shape on my board, and the results are quite significant. In my opinion, I would prefer a 12… Read more »

Ben Williams
Ben Williams
10 months ago

Good you talked about just how much further it is to move on step back turns. Its something that really surprised me when I first moved up to a 12.6 touring board from 10.6 all-round. Got a 14′ race board on order for the spring which will be fun. Just gives me more reason to get out there and practice often 😉

Beau Nixon
Editor
10 months ago
Reply to  Ben Williams

Glad you’ll be getting into the racing scene. I’m sure with a bit of practice, you’ll nail the step back turns!

unamused
unamused
5 months ago

This was a terrible “teaser” trailer.

I’m going to discuss this in the video…
*video ends*

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