Why I love my lakeshore paddle company® Stealth
By jhacoli yang: published July 31, 2015
I have paddled many boards in my life, never finding one quite right for me. But, all that changed when I hopped on the Lakeshore Stealth at demo day. I felt something different. I was, for once, going fast by myself. Now, I am an LPC Stealth owner. I can walk it on every inch that has deck pad, exceed my previous speed records, and do pivot turns like you can never imagine.
|My first time on this board at Northwest Paddling Festival 2015|
|Trying to understand the "feel" of the LPC Stealth|
At first glance, the LPC Stealth does not look that fast, in fact, it looks rather subtle. When my dad (Joel Yang) first told me to try it out, my first thought was Really, that thing!? WWWWHHHHYYYYYYYYYY………..but I said ‘Yes’ because I might as well, and it would be polite. But as soon as I stepped on, I knew it was different. Faster and more stable 100 times more than I initially thought.
|I can't believe how fast I'm gliding here|
The LPC Stealth also handles chop amazingly, as with mirror glass, and it can catch small swells, showing versatility.
I was impressed how it handled the chop as easily as the glass – typically it is difficult to find a board that handles both with ease.
|Comfortable - fast - manageable|
I was surprised at how easy this 12’6 size was to manage for me. Who wants a kid’s board when you can fly on this thing.
|Let's see how this guy handles bumps|
|Testing out the stability in side chop|
Here’s a list of some pros
-Fast - quick acceleration
-Continuous glide *(I cannot believe that this board still glides as Coli Chitterchatters away with me without paddling ~ Joel)
- Smooth tail release
-Scupper holes (quick drainage)
-Unique rocker profile
(that allows the board to be versatile in multiple conditions) - - this board caught swells so easily and made choppy water super fun to paddle through
|Swells!!! --- Let's not waste these!!! C'mon Dad!|
Here’s a list of some Cons:
-Limited volume options - will be a challenge to accommodate larger riders
-No deck plugs - (no place for bungee or camera securing)
The LPC Stealth may not look like a flashy race board, but it blew my expectations, completing all the challenges I threw at it ~ way better than I imagined. I give it five stars.
"I have never seen Coli so comfortable and willing to push past her comfort zone so easily on a board. We'd like to send a huge THANK YOU to Michael Tessier and Sean Adlao from Lakeshore Paddleboard Co for making this happen" ~ Joel Yang
|Finding my bliss tickling some weeds after putting the LPC Stealth through the rough water test|
|The LPC Stealth paired up with the SUP Gladiator Pro is by far my fave setup - it felt the most balanced for me|
|Hope you enjoyed my review - thanks for reading, Jhacoli|