Stealth

Mistral Stealth sup hardboard

Ideally suited to the dedicated paddler, from a canoeing or kayaking background or from the world of SUP. This board is a paddlers board in every sense and represents the pinnacle of SUP board design for the flat water distance paddler.

Key Features - Unlimited 17.6

Pro Level
Stability
Agility
Speed
Size
  • 17'6" x 24"
  • 307 lt
  • 11.5kg​

Ideally suited to the dedicated paddler, from a canoeing or kayaking background or from the world of SUP. This board is a paddlers board in every sense and represents the pinnacle of SUP board design for the flat water distance paddler.

The Stealth is designed to be super fast on flat waters possessing excellent glide qualities for each stroke taken and is remarkably stable, making long distance paddling in comfort a joy.

From the first point of contact at the nose, we’ve opted for our now famous sturgeon nose which has a reversed bow, serving to throw the bow wave backwards, not forwards and in so doing, eliminating the tendency of the board having to climb up and over its own bow wave.

This approach is essential in lowering ever increasing resistance as the board accelerates. With a bow of this shape, power to the blade results in more speed and avoids creating a mini mountain of water to climb over at the bow.

Through out the board length, the rails remain soft, which may seem counter-intuitive, however we wanted to build in some level of intuitiveness into the board so as it would naturally follow small bumps rather than resist them. The rails harden towards the rear and the steering mechanism provides added control required if strong side winds are encountered.

From the nose, the underwater cross-section features a subtle rounded displacement which we have taken back as far we can without compromising stability. This rounded displacement, ensures limited drag and maximum efficiency through the water, coupled with the inherent sleekness which only attains its full width just forward from the centre.

Under the standing area, the hull transitions to a flatter configuration and then into a single, subtle, concave to keep the water moving finally rounding out towards the pin tail exit point.

The lowered standing area, serves to lower the paddler’s centre of gravity, making for comfortable standing and paddling. This is not a board just for short trips, but indeed a board that will take you a long way, over many hours in comfort if needs be.

On board, the glide of the board is sublime as if sliding on ball bearings. As you add in power to the stroke, the response is immediate and always surprising. Up the stroke rate and the response is the same, but in fact a board such as this is just as happy with a longer, slower stroke rate given its length, glide and speed over water.

Rudder System
Fabricated from carbon fibre. the steering system is tuneable to be set at varying distances according to finding the ‘sweet spot’ that works for you. The nature of the board, will tend to mean you will be standing over the tiller arm for most of the time.

Supplied with 2 differing tiller arms, you can opt to set up for ‘Goofy’ (right foot forward) or ‘Regular’ (left foot forward). It’s important to establish which foot you favour and establish this for example by standing feet together and have someone push you from behind.

The foot you step forward with, will determine your ‘footedness’. Right foot forward will tend to mean you’re a Goofy footer, left foot forward and you will a ‘Regular’ or ‘Natural’.