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The Starboard All Star & Sprint 14′ 2020 reviewed

Compared by us on Nov 26, 2019

Starboard All Star 14’x26″ 2020 Wood Carbon

“This new bottom shape raises the All Star's performance in waves and flat water in 2020”

Starboard Sprint 14’x22″ 2020 Carbon Sandwich

“It's narrower & faster overall but still comfortable to paddle. The new big boxy rails are a winner for 2020!”

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Note: Products are rated/compared to other similar (style/construction) products on the market.

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firemothsa
firemothsa
8 months ago

I guess the ratings have been swapped for the boards?

Suptester
Suptester
8 months ago

4 guys have bought the new all star 14 footer for racing our Circuito de Mediteraneo in Spain. They are all good paddlers who had the previous all star model. All have really struggled with the stability of this model. Three are now on the second hand market!!!
Must mean something!!

pirate
pirate
3 months ago
Reply to  Suptester

Please suggest the fastest SUP in 2020

Nicb84
Nicb84
5 months ago

Hey, I see you are reviewing the all star 26 width. How about the 24.5 ? Is there a major difference, mostly about stability ? Maybe the NW fin will help ?

SUPluna
SUPluna
5 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Hi Reuben, many thanks for this review and the comprehensive comparison of 7 allwater boards. A round hull is always faster because of the smaller area that is wetted by the water. Nevertheless, they switched to more stable forms over time. So what would be the recommendation for an advanced paddler (85 to 90 kg) who paddles 350 to 500km a year and feels quiet comfortable on a (e.g. SIC RS 24.5 ) or the previous All Stars? Starboard says 60 to 90kg for the 24.5.

SUPluna
SUPluna
5 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Hi, yes, I’ve tried and own a RS 24.5 (1st series). It is between the JP Flatwater 23 (2017) or redpaddle elite 25 and the BullitV2 (2016) I have as well. I’d like to try the Starboard. Maybe I can find a testboard somewhere this spring-time. I think, it might be the same I learned with my JP, which is also woobly at the very beginning (with my 87kg and compared to dug-out boards). After short time (100km) you get used to and its fine.

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