|The 14′ Expedition is the result of over two years of R&D with the help of a qualified team of remarkable paddlers testing and refining its shape in test sites throughout the US
including Lake Tahoe, California, Coeur dAlene Idaho, Lake Placid,
New York and Long Beach, California. The 14 Expedition was
specially designed for long distance paddling and touring on any
body of water you choose.
Built for stability and speed, the outline of the board
features a narrow nose and wide point under your feet with a gradual
curve in the tail. The rocker or bottom curve, allows the board to
perform in sheet glass conditions without pushing water or in
windy, choppy conditions without being swamped. The profile and
thickness of the board provide the floatation and stability
necessary but doesnt carry any extra volume and wind age that would
allow wind or cross chop to blow or push the paddler off course. The
Expeditions flat deck is comfortable and makes moving around on it
easy for adjusting your paddling stance. The single fin holds a good
straight course and makes it easy to keep the board under control in a
turn or while running on a wind swell. The flat bottom combined with
sleek rail line and rocker is quick to get up to top speed and able to
hold that speed and glide between strokes.
The 14 Expedition provides a number of options for the
touring paddler. The balanced handle placed near the center of the
board makes for easy carrying to and from the water. In addition, two
sets of stainless steel inserts are located on each rail opposite the
center handle for added carrying options if used with the included
nylon/neoprene handles or can be used with Velcro attachments to hold
the paddle while carrying the board from the center handle. Two
sets of inserts are featured toward the front of the board allowing
for various attachment options such as handles or webbing to store
food, clothing other necessary items. An additional set of inserts
have been provided to accommodate a GPS devise or water bottle cage.
The 14 Expeditions design along with its added features make this board the ultimate Standup Paddle touring vessel!