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  • 14' Length
  • 28" Width
  • 26 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 1,499 MSRP

Lightning Description

Nothing even comes close to the Lightning for all out speed. Rough water handling for exposed lakes and open ocean paddling is key, and the Lightning brings all this to the table. Taking the wave piercing technology pioneered by Americas Cup yacht racing as the boards first entry into the water, the hull then sweeps back displacing water efficiently and quietly through the stable and predictable center. High sidewalls offer significant increase in secondary stability, while also keeping wash and slop off your feet – a convenient bonus in colder water areas. Whether you're interested in fitness training, open ocean downwind excursions, or all out racing, this board will keep you motivated and excited.

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Lightning Specifications

  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Weight: 26 lbs
  • Length: 14'
  • Center Width: 28"
  • Volume: 210 liters
  • Board Thickness: 8"
  • Primary Material: Fiberglass Composite
  • Material Description:

    Carbon-Lite technology

Lightning Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Hull Shape: Displacement
  • # of Fin Boxes: 2

Additional Attributes

  • Standard fin box
  • Ttail mounted patent pending skeg

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Touring, Racing/Fitness
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, Open Water/Ocean, River/Creek (Up to Class II), Surf
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult

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