Reviews for 12'6 Glide by Smooth SUP
Submitted by: Troy on 2014-04-01
Summary: I got this board from a shop at a discount since it was a demo board. It paddled well and had good stability and was pretty good at speed and tracking. It however was very brittle getting scratched chipped and dinged with deep damage far too easily so I sold it in favor of buying a BIC ACE TEC SUP instaed for better durability.
Pros: Stable bungee tie down points
Cons: feels quite heavier than claimed weight very easily damaged, very thin gelcoat
Submitted by: Jeff Taylor on 2013-05-11
Summary: TEST RIDE: Finally! 8 mile paddle on my new Smooth12.6 SUP...board performed as advertised! Great stability (31" wide) and the v-bottom and harder rails aft got me the displacement of water to get the glide. It took the boat wake waves fantastic, and rode the bumps with ease. My 2 years at SURF EXPO paid off for me ! I found a board that performs and is priced fairly. I highly recommend you do a very thought out comparison , this board will work in a full range of conditions for a race/touring SUP. compare not just the length but the 31" width and 270 L volume. No other board gives you this and price! That's my recommendation and I have been surfing since 1962, thats when the Beach Boys were the number one band! So where did u SUP Today I was on lake Houston.
Pros: Design that was well thought out! The rail hardness was important to me to prevent the yawing in cross chop. Works in all conditions for race / touring class
Cons: Really for me it's a great board for the price but if you need a con ! Put an FCS GO PRO plug up front and back!
Usage: I use it for race/touring-exercise. I will test run it in the surf but have regular surf sup's for that.
Submitted by: Phillip on 2013-05-03
Summary: First time SUP user. Was worried about the stability due to being 6'1" 240lbs. First time on the Glide, it was windy and the water was choppy, but the board handled real nice. Thought I would swim at least once, but stayed dry the entire time. I feel like I purchased the perfect first timer board.
Pros: Stability and light weight.
Usage: Exercise and touring.
Submitted by: davbart on 2013-03-25
Summary: I'm 6'2" 230 lbs and this board is very stable and allows me to carry a little gear for day trips. Not a burner, but it does have decent glide. My wife who is much smaller also enjoys paddling it. I do have a major complaint with the layup. The board has two dings that penetrate into the core. One came from tying the board down, the other from my daughter falling while paddling. I thought the board was a great deal because of the good paddling characteristics, but the fragility completely negates that idea. I guess you get what you pay for.
Pros: Stable, Carry a decent load, Good glide
Cons: IMO, outweighing any Pro, it is too fragile
Usage: Exercise, touring