My friend just picked up a javlin 14 26" , i got…
My friend just picked up a javlin 14 26" , i got to ride it a couple times in both flat and chop. i'm heavy at 240lbs, the flat water was not a problem. the board cut nice through the water and glided well effortlessly. but in the chop it was somewhat unstable and difficult to manage, i assume it was the weight i carried. definitely not for the heavier set guy and i'd think the 28 inch width would be better. I myself have a 2012 14' open ocean starboard and with 300 ltr of vol it floats and ride well under all conditions. it's just not as quick as the glide in flat water as it's made for open ocean.
light, quick, glides well in the flat
unstable in chop for heavy riders (26")
racing, exercise, touring
Beautiful board! Mine is the newer style board with less rocker in…
Beautiful board! Mine is the newer style board with less rocker in the nose area (2014) great big board yet very stable and maneuverable, easy to buoy turn, as the padding under foot almost goes to the tail, very light weight, great color, they've placed the grip back into the center now and carrying it is a breeze!
well built,light weight, looks, stable, very good down-winder, came with a super nice bag to store it in
no real attachment points to lash down any gear. I was told it's noisier than a fellows flatwater board, as the bow still has some rocker and as such doesn't pierce the water (on flatwater!)
When ever I can (But mostly when the wife has my other board!) have a 12-6 Naish I regularly use, as it's easier to transport by bike. But whenever the wind blows I'm on this board!
The Glide 14' is a great downwinder and flat water board…
The Glide 14' is a great downwinder and flat water board.
- Light for carrying
- Fast on flat water
- Great downwinder board.
- A great touring board.
- Not suitable for folks above 6-5 or 230lbs in rough water.
Great for racing, downwinders, flat water, touring