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Reviews for Blend by Starboard SUP




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Manufacturer's
Description:

"Paddleboarders' favorite for blending flat water and waves." The 11'2"x 30" is a proven shape with excellent flat-water performance and great wave ...
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Starboard SUP Blend photo
Manufacturer's
Description:

"Paddleboarders' favorite for blending flat water and waves." The 11'2"x 30" is a proven shape with excellent flat-water performance and great wave ...
read more & see specs
 
4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Steve Thomas on 2015-02-10
Summary: brought this board second hand last year, used it through the summer on rivers estuary, and at sea for long paddles and playing in the surf from clean waves to broken windy mush and the board is always great fun to use exciting and puts a smile on my face each time I use it, will probably buy a new one this year.

Pros: light stable easy to use short enough to fit easily on top of my car
Cons: fin system weak on small fins
Usage: rivers estuary and sea for paddling and surfing
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4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: WJK on 2014-05-29
Summary: Great Board! I actually learned to paddle on this board. I've tried several others but always come back to this board because it's just that great!

Pros: I love that it's wide at the front for stability and narrow in the back for easy turning. It tracked really well. I also love the little guy at the top of the board. ;)
Cons: I have sensitive feet to the textured grip at the bottom hurt after a little bit.
Usage: I use the board for SUP and will eventually be brave enough to try yoga.
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4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: SLA on 2014-03-28
Summary: I am an athletic 49yr old male. 155 lbs. I am an ACA certified whitewater canoe instructor, high school Nordic ski coach and I body board in overhead surf. I rented this board form a small shop in York Beach, ME. I have taken 2 SUP lessons and have rented boards on 6 previous occasions. I am still a beginner on SUPs

Pros: This SUP is a great compromise of stability and maneuverabilty for someone who is just learning to surf an SUP. with a little practice it was easy to stay balanced in the small rollers. I was able to stay out for several hours actively paddling into the small waves and ride the board down the line. I was also able to experiment with moving around on the board while it was surfing and felt confident that it wasn't going to do anything erratic. I could turn the board with my solo canoe strokes. It did not have the log in a flume feel of some of the SUPs I have tried to surf previously.
Cons: Its pretty heavy and though I consider myself to be fairly fit if I had to carry this board to a more remote spot it would not be fun.
Usage: I was paddling into knee high peeling waves on the wide shallow, sandy beach at York, ME
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4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: PCS on 2012-10-08
Summary: Great all rounder that can be used for novices or experienxed riders.

Pros: Versatlity
Cons: Older model with a shallow carry recess
Usage: Cruising, surf,
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5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: jfmssi on 2012-07-09
Summary: Bought this board used primarily due to Starboards standing in the manufacturing of 1st. class boards. My morning companion.

Pros: the versatility is beyond comparison, in flat water she flies; in the surf - unbelievable performance for a 11'6".
Cons: sliver rail paint chips like crazy. took it to an auto shop and had the rails painted black, gotta see it.
Usage: 6 days a week flat water paddle (exercise) and surf
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