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12' 6 Competitor Reviews

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(3 Consumer Reviews)

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I race the Bark Competitor...

I race the Bark Competitor in Texas. Pros Very fast and yet stable. I measure other boards speed against my Bark by using a Velocitek speedometer. Bark is usually the fastest 12'6" Cons My Bark has a smooth pad and my feet get cramps after 2-3 hours paddling ,they don't on my MHL diamond patterned pad. Usage 3-4 times a week. Every race I can. 2nd Paddle For Humanity 2012, 1st Paddle for Humanity 2013

I have friends who own...

I have friends who own Bark a board. I tried it once and loved it. Pros It is sleek and fast, yet lighter and easier to carry. I am short - 5'1" and hefting a heavy board is not easy. I love to travel long distances with speed for a workout. Cons Not sure Usage Both exercise and touring - possibly racing too.

Full carbon custom 12'6" race board. It's light and fast and…

Full carbon custom 12'6" race board. It's light and fast and tends to go straight for a long time. Great glide on flatwater and handles chop well, too. Even surfs!

Great flatwater racer - glides well; tracks straight. Light (great for carrying and pulling across water). Don't need to step back far on the board to lift the tip and make it turn quickly

Hard to make quick turns unless you're good at stepping back on the board.
Racing, exercise/fitness, touring, surfing - all uses.