The Jimmy Lewis Sidewinder has been in development for a year and riders from round the world got involved to feed back to Jimmy what we needed from an ultimate sup race board.
His answer was the Sidewinder 14 and 12’6.
Our own experience in the UK has been in conditions ranging form glass flat to rough open water. Suffice to say the board has performed way above our expectations and looks to get better the more time you spend riding it.
Downwinding, we’ve tested both the 14 and 12’6 in 23 and 25 models. Certainly the 23 becomes more tricky in really rough choppy mess, but was really good fun and fast when conditions were more organised, whilst the 25 model was a breeze to ride.
Flatwater is seriously impressive as it really glides effortlessly along our test canal. The key here is its stability and nose and tail release that work together to remain unaffected by outside influences.
Mixed up race conditions are again easy to manage with the board holding its line and not being upset by moving water, side chop and wake from other boards.
The thing you gotta love about this board is its approach to life. “Get on and do it”
14×29: the board shaped for heavyweight paddlers 110kg+. To paddle at their best.
14×27: the board you want to ride in open ocean conditions.
14×25: the most suitable board for wavy and choppy conditions.
14×23: the most suitable board for flat water or small choppy conditions.
12’6×29: the most suitable board for bigger riders or just casual racing.
12’6×27: the most suitable board to ride if you approach a competition for the very first time. It’s easy while fast, but will also deliver unparalleled stability in rough water.
12’6×25 – 229 liters: the most suitable board for racers looking to find the edge.
If you are after a flatwater raceboard for lakes and river or even summer on the ocean then the Jimmy Lewis UBoat is our other offering that will deliver huge performance with ease of use.