Needle SUP Race Board by Ian Balding - Paddle Board Shaper

Original Needle SUP Race Board

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Needle SUP Race Board

The Original Needle is a race board designed to maximize every stroke in the flat water. With its narrower nose outline, dialed in rocker, and reverse bow, the Original Needle is one of the first race boards to incorporate Americas Cup catamaran style hull into a SUP race board. It has more volume forward of the center to keep the narrower nose from “submarining”. The displacement in the nose gives this design a forgiving nature when piercing waves, both upwind and downwind. The Original Needle is a proven flat water performer that has placed numerous racers on the podium. Built custom fit to each paddler, you get everything you what and need, and nothing you don’t.  Available in full carbon fiber and traditional fiberglass constructions with custom colors and veneers available.

12’6 Starting at $2,300.00, 12’6 Carbon Fiber  Starting at $2740

14′ Starting at $2410,  14′ Carbon Fiber Starting at $2900.  Please request a quote for more information.

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  • Full Kevlar Vector Net on Deck and Bottom (Shown in Image)
  • Carbon Stringer Tape on Deck and Bottom
  • Black Pin line on Deck
5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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-Length: 12'6" and 14'
-Width: 24" - 30"
-Height: 4.5" - 5"

-Rider Limit: 1

1 review for Original Needle SUP Race Board

  1. 5 out of 5


    I got my 14′ needle recently. The board rides great and is fast. The front looks a little like the front of a submarine. The water peels off the front so when you take on a wake the front of the board cuts through quickly and easily. I had the rails hardend just a little to increase stability and I added the bungee cord to the front to allow me to store water bottle and other stuff. The board is a perfect cross between speed, functionality, and beauty. I always get so many comments when I am out on the water.

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