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Starboard Touring Deluxe 12’6”

Reviewed by us on Apr 8, 2020

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SUPboarder deflection test at 18PSI:  18mm

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potepuhec
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potepuhec

Thank you for direct comparison with other touring sups. I have few questions though and would be really grateful if I could get your insight on the matter. I finally managed to test both Voyager 13,2 and Touring deluxe 12,6. Both of them 2019 models. Touring is 30″ and i guess that’s the only difference from 2018 and Voyager is the same. Unless I missed something. Both boards should have been inflated to 15 psi but I couldn’t check that. Since I tested them few days apart I don’t have direct comparison between them but more of a feeling. Touring… Read more »

markv
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markv

I do a lot of touring and mostly use the Red Voyager 12’6″. It’s a great board however paddling into stiff winds I have had problems which I attribute to the somewhat rounded nose. Like Will I do a lot of touring in choppy water with coastal side winds. I am considering buying the Starboard Deluxe 12’6″ or the Voyager 13’2″. I know they are both great boards but which one do you feel has the edge in chop and crosswinds.

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