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Starboard Touring 14′ x 30″ Pine Tek

Reviewed by us on Apr 3, 2019

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guidotremblay@gmail.com
guidotremblay@gmail.com
5 months ago

Bonjour! Thanks for the review, very informative!
I am looking at buying a new board and this one is one of my top choice. I am also considering another board, but I have not seen it on your website: Blu Wave The Fathom Fourteen SUP. Could you provide some comments on this alternative?
Thanks!!

Reuben Ellis
5 months ago

Bonjour, Thanks for your comment.
We haven’t seen any blu Wave SUPs in the last few years but the boards seamed of good quality before. I would say the deck shape and fittings will be more refined on the Starboard. With its bigger concave and extra width the Starboard will give you a lot more stability too. I would pick the Starboard over the Blu Wave. Unless you are a lighter paddler (or carrying less gear) who isn’t after the extra width and stability.

guidotremblay@gmail.com
guidotremblay@gmail.com
4 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Thank you much for the feedback. I am actually looking for a narrower board, mostly for fitness paddling. I am even considering the Allstar 26”. Having something at 26-28 inch wide would be great for me, trying to keep the paddle closer. I am paddling on both, open water and lakes and I would like to gain speed. I am not carrying gear, asides from a small bag, food and water, usually going for 1-3 hours ride.
Thanks!!

guidotremblay@gmail.com
guidotremblay@gmail.com
4 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Bonjour Ruben and thanks for your response! I am mostly doing fitness paddling, on open water and on lakes. I enjoy 1 to 3 hours rides. I am a 86 kg guy and I have been riding on a 12’6”, 31 inches wide hard touring board. I am looking to get a 14 ft board to improve glide and speed. I am also trying to reduce my board width to get my paddle closer to my core. I was thinking 26 or 28 inches. Asides from the Starboard Touring and Fathom, I am interested at the Allstar and the SIC… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
4 months ago

Sounds exciting. There are so many fantastic boards out there. A board around 26-28 would be a good move for you. Please let us know what you have bought and how you get on with it. Happy paddling Reuben

guidotremblay@gmail.com
guidotremblay@gmail.com
4 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Bonjour Ruben! I got my board! The Allstar was sold out. I picked the Touring one. Looks fantastic. Can’t wait to get on the water…. to be followed!

Reuben Ellis
4 months ago

Wicked!! Have fun

Alexs
Alexs
4 months ago

Hi, which board did you by as I am looking for a similar requirement except i am a bit lighter at 78kg ish. A local dealer for Starboard thought the 14 pinetek would be too higher volume and suggested the 12’6. I also want a slighter narrower board but do not want to loose too much stability for what I head out in the Solent..

tokarczykbl
tokarczykbl
2 months ago

Any thoughts on this board versus the SIC Okeanos 14X28. Particularly which one is faster?

Reuben Ellis
2 months ago
Reply to  tokarczykbl

Speed wise its a tough one. I would say that they are about the same even though the SIC is narrower. I have seen both these board compete in local races before so fairly fast.
They are both well made and designed boards. But the starboard is better setup for carrying weight with larger tie down points. I hope that helps a bit?

tokarczykbl
tokarczykbl
2 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Much appreciated. My first board, an inflatable 12’6″ x 30″ Isle just blew up so in the market for a new board that is faster and mostly using for fitness but also might want to get in race once things get back to normal. I’m a bigger guy, 6’3″ 200lbs so need something to float me but I have good balance and would consider myself an intermediate paddler so definitely don’t want anything greater than 30″ wide to cut down on speed. Are there any other boards worth looking at or are these 2, the SIC Okeanos and Starboard Turing,… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
2 months ago
Reply to  tokarczykbl

Got yeah.. Both those boards would be good for that and like you said 30″ is a max width I think. Heres a link to a load of boards in that size on our equipment page https://www.supboardermag.com/equipment-guide/?_length=13.00%2C14.00&_width=28.00%2C30.00&_activity=touring-exploring&_construction=hard-composite
Naish Touring , JP Australia (older ) Sportster and one that could be really worth a look at is the Fanatic Ray!

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