The Slipstream is without a doubt one of the easiest 12'6 boards boards to paddle. It has won races in the United States, including the 30 mile plus Chatterjack race
12'6' boards are the domain of technical performance where there are very mixed requirements, from flat water, shore break, tight turns around bouys. We have taken these factors into consideration. Not for heavy paddlers, the 12'6 performs best for light to medium weight riders. Favoured by women and light weight men, the 12'6 can often be a quicker option than a 14' board, given certain strength to weight considerations.
The bow and combined displaced hull, gives this board and its sister board (Vortex) the same inverted arch wake, and the typical torpedo way the bow is designed to 'split' the water. Slip stream comes in two sizes.