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"Paddleboarders' favorite for blending flat water and waves."

The 11'2"x 30" is a proven shape with excellent flat-water performance and great w ...
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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.

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

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,

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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