“The Starboard Generation is just that: a board for the new generation of standup paddling. The Generation is a board that excels in multiple water conditions; whether it’s a touring adventure, a local race or even paddling into some waves, the versatility of the Generation stands out. What’s more, when we spoke to many different retailers this board was one that kept being brought up and highlighted and is ultimately why we’re giving it the 2021 Supconnect Gear of the Year Award for Overall Gear of the Year.”
“Every paddler should have a board like the Generation. The Starboard Generation is one of those boards that can do so much for so many different people. From racing to surfing, touring, flatwater and ocean paddling, the Starboard Generation really does offer something for everyone. And it’s a board that we could all do within our dream board collection”
It accelerates the water out of its path at an ever-increasing rate, giving the rider an effortless experience. You never feel that drag, because it is simply not pushing water. No bow wave, no splash, hardly a ripple, but you’re moving across the water’s surface quickly on a stable platform. It’s all about paddling distances effortlessly and comfortably which are the hallmarks of a performance touring board, that this truly is.
“The unusual design (narrow nose, underwater pintail supported by wider wings for stability) mean the Waterline moves effortlessly on glass, and it easily keeps up with more expensive race boards.”
The Waterline is by far one of the most silent boards through the water. The sharp nose shape slices through the water to provide minimal drag and reduces splashing noises which makes this board so quiet. In fact, we renamed this board ‘The Fish Scarer’.
“The comparatively thin hardboard is as stable on the water as the 33’’ iGO. The full soft deck that also covers the rails makes it sturdy and family-friendly. Smooth riding and no need to walk all the way to the tail for a step back turn.”
“The Starboard GO finished in the Starshot Sun graphics is an absolutely stunning looking board. But it doesn’t end there… the whole Starboard GO range of boards are packed with R&D from Starboard Race and Touring boards, offering an excellent stable platform for flatwater SUP cruising, fitness and yoga. It’s the easiest mid-length board we’ve ever paddled with great straight-line glide and performance.”
This board is packed with more features and manufacturing finesse than you can imagine. Two luggage straps, double chamber, carry handles, first-class fin system and solid welded rails. The straight nose makes is especially fast and stable in flat water conditions.
“The Starboard Touring Deluxe 12’6” epitomises what a real touring iSUP should do. The Deluxe Touring board can carry lots of weight and is shaped for easy paddling and good speed. And having Starboard’s Double Chamber technology in it too, makes the board the safest inflatable board the market has ever seen… good job Starboard!”
My favorite board is the Allstar as its the most versatile between the Sprint and Ace. It can hold a quick pace in the flats, but you don’t have to worry if you’re in some wind or choppy water. For high wind downwiders and surf races, the Allstar provides the most stability and most control in all conditions.