Was looking to get off my 11 footer onto something more responsive. Went to Jacobs warehouse in Canoga Park, where he and I discussed a few boards including the smoothie. A bit shorter than I wanted, but the rocker and the shape make it surprisingly glide-able (even for big guy like me). And surfing on it is like night and day from my old board. Go see Jacob today...he'll get you sorted!
Smoothie VST 9'10"...my first paddle board as an older beginner in Michigan. Easy to carry, easy to manuver, stable yet responsive, handles Lake Michigan's rougher water and will meet my needs for a long time as I continue to gain experience. Shipped right to my door. Thank you Jacob for all your guidance!!
I am new to paddlboarding and cant believe how much I love this board! It’s lightweight so I can carry it without any problems and I can easily load it onto my surf racks It’s color makes me feel happy when I’m paddling around the harbor. I do plan on taking it out for a surf as well. The customer service we received was top notch!!! There was only one other board like mine and it was sold before we left the parking lot. The smoothie is wide enough to feel stable. I had no issues with standing up and taking off right away. Best gift ever!!!
I just got a 9'10" Smoothie for my 5'8" wife who is new to paddling. The board is great -- really, perfect for a beginner. It's sporty enough so that you get some balance training, but buoyant and stable enough so that a beginner can hop on and immediately go for it. My wife rode it on our local lake fully clothed on her first outing - no worries at all. It is an amazing, high-quality board. Focus products are no joke -- totally legit. Jacob was supremely helpful and provides a wonderful experience and amazing customer service, especially for beginners. I work in the sporting goods industry and have high customer service standards. Jacob met and surpassed all of them. His shop is organized, clean and welcoming. No intimidating surf-shop vibe. You can tell he's passionate about the sport, and is eager to help newbies jump right in. If you're shopping for a board - stop now and buy a Focus. You'll be glad you did.
From start to finish, Focus had it covered. They quickly got back to me when I asked for help on selecting the perfect board, and shipped it super fast for me. The board arrived in perfect condition Exactly as expected. Rides seamlessly. If you’re A casual paddler or looking for your first board, highly recommend this one.