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8’2 Barker SUP review

Lewis tried his Barker 8’2 for the first time yesterday , here’s what he thought !

Soooo stoked with the board! Had a couple sessions today, one at Saunton this morning and down
at westward ho this afternoon.

First time out on it this morning i flapped momentarily and thought there might not have been quite enough volume to float me but soon found the sweet spot on it (I see what you meant about the tail being submerged) Saunton turned out to be pretty epic trying to get out back partly due to the size of some the sets coming through but mainly due to the fact i was like bambi on ice on the board at first!

Once I started finding my legs on it and caught my first wave (which was extremely easy) i couldnt paddle back out quick enough! It’s so fast and responsive rail to rail and really loose in the tail which was crazy as later on when the size dropped at high tide I found myself chucking it around almost as much as my short board.

Haven’t ridden it as a thruster yet but I’ll hopefully get to play about with at some point before I go back to work in a few weeks. As a quad setup though there’s just so much drive in it.

Think ill need a few more hours on the water before I’m entirely comfortable paddling it as its quite a contrast to what I’m used to but i can safely say i think this has just cast the rest of my boards to back of the garage for the foreseeable!

Grinning like a Cheshire cat and looking forward to the rest of the week after today.

Spot on Matt!

Myself in Morocco on V1 8’2

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