The F Series range of boards has garnered huge appreciation for its Bullet like performance characteristics with its planing hull design, bringing these benefits to a wider range of paddler abilities. Not everyone has predictable trade winds and swell that lines up like corduroy. In fact, many people are paddling in lakes and harbors where just dealing with boat chop can be frustrating and challenging to stay on your board. Having designed and tested board shapes, rockers, widths, and volumes in the most challenging conditions in the world, Raaphorst came up with the perfect prescription for the board that can handle the widest variety of conditions and paddlers. This board has been tested extensively by Jeremy Riggs who is not only one of the most accomplished open-ocean paddlers, but also one of the most sought-after paddle coaches for open-ocean and downwind paddling. The F Series boards let people focus on fundamentals because they are not worrying about falling off the board. The performance of this board remains at a high level and will give a novice paddler room to grow into a recreational expert.
While the larger Bullet and F series boards are known for their channel crossing capabilities, the lessons learned from these boards make them extremely versatile for maximum enjoyment in an infinite array of conditions. They excel at all-around fitness, touring and even chasing small kine surf. The F 11.0, 12.0 and 14.0 are perfect for paddling the harbor, out to the open ocean for some bumps and then back to the beach break for some fun down the line action. The F series is inspired by the Bullets but are offered in wider widths for larger paddlers who want to enjoy the glide with unprecedented stability.
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