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Comparing Starboard Touring SUPs – inflatable Touring Vs composite Touring

Compared by us on Jul 4, 2020

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Starboard Touring Lite Tech 12’6″x31″ (2020)

“Paddlers from 80-110kg will love the Lite Tech Touring board... so stable and at a very competitive price. ”

Starboard Touring Deluxe Double Chamber 12’6″x30″ (2020)

“Starboard Touring DDC is still the go to Touring iSUP for riders over 75kg... it has it all!”

Starboard Touring Deluxe Single Chamber 12’6″x30″ (2020)

“It's light and still very stiff. The DSC is a standout Touring iSUP from Starboard, that riders up to 75kg will really love.”

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Overall Glide
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Stability
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Flat Water
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Open Water
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Ease of use
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Fins & Fittings
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Weight
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Build Quality
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Value
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Stability
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Flat Water
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Open Water
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Bag & Pump
9.5
9.5
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Fins & Fittings
9.5
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Weight
9.5
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Build Quality
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Value
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Deflection
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9.5

SUPboarder deflection test at 18PSI:  8mm

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Overall Glide
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Stability
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Flat Water
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Open Water
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Bag & Pump
9.5
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Fins & Fittings
9.5
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Weight
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Build Quality
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Value
9.5
9.5
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Deflection
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SUPboarder deflection test at 18PSI:  11mm


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Superhans
Superhans
1 month ago

Nice review. The inflatables look very nice. Few questions:
How much hassle was it to pump up a second chamber? The last thing I’d want to do once I’d pumped the first chamber!

Was the inflatable front bungee big enough for a red deck bag? The bungee looks smaller in photos compared to some other brands.

I see Starboard make a 12 6 touring board that doubles as a wind surfer. Have you guys got any experience with these boards? I can’t actually see any for sale anywhere but it sounds like a cool concept.

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