Reviews for 12' 6 Competitor by Bark
Submitted by: Neil Brady on 2014-07-08
Summary: 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
Submitted by: Katie Van Dorn on 2014-04-18
Summary: 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.
Submitted by: Fran on 2012-07-27
Summary: 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!
Pros: 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
Cons: Hard to make quick turns unless you're good at stepping back on the board.
Usage: Racing, exercise/fitness, touring, surfing - all uses.