Published on September 8th, 2023 | by Paddleworld
Starboard recently released their 2024 Gen R SUP Board, they have designed it to be fast but also user-friendly. It is made of a lower thickness or competing in races, surf conditions and small bumps!
Check out some of the newest features of the board below!
NEW SLICING NOSE
The narrow outline in the tip of the nose is intended to slice efficiently in flat water as well as on ocean bumps. The lower nose rocker shares genetics with the Sprint, extending the waterline for faster acceleration and prolonged glide. Although the low nose rocker aids in early bump detection, the rider must move back to trim while riding bumps.
NEW OPTIMISED NOSE VOLUME
The nose volume is designed to take on medium ocean chop and perform in technical racing, surf, and flat water. It is generally thinner than the All Star by approximately 4cm in thickness.
NEW SEMI-RECESSED DECK
The deck has been designed to have a slightly lowered standing tray for stability. At the same time, the side walls are low, making beach starts and getting back on the board much easier.
NEW ROUND RAILS
The soft, round rails run the entire length of the board. This allows the board to be balanced in chop and predictable in surf and downwind. The round rails are wide for stability and balance.
NEW FLAT BOTTOM
The best bottom shape for a range of conditions, the flat bottom is fast in anything from surf to sprints. The flat bottom is very predictable to control in flat and ocean chop.
NEW WIDE TAIL
Features a wide tail with a sharp release. Turning is super easy on this model, and the wide tail also gives you great control in the surf.
NEW SINGLE DRAIN HOLE
The single center drain hole allows water from the semi-recessed deck to fully drain. Although hardly any water sits on the deck while paddling, the single center drain hole funnels excess water out of the cockpit. The recessed carbon scupper minimises any drag for a clean release.
NEW MULTIPLE HANDLE POSITIONS
The Gen-R is the technical/beach race specialist. Handles are modular with our screw in system to fine tune handle positioning.
NEW 10” FIN BOX
The Gen-R is our first race model to feature the 10” fin box to fine tune rider fin preference. We have fitted the Gen-R with a larger box for adjustability. Short course racing would benefit from a fin further forward for fast turning, while longer races suit a fin further back in the box. Box placement varies for downwinding as some riders may prefer less or more tracking when surfing bumps.
NEW THINNER PROFILE, LIGHTWEIGHT BUILD
One of the key design criteria for the Gen-R was the light weight, thinner profile technical race board. This much anticipated model is built to be a thinner model for faster acceleration, easy beach starting and great performance in surf and around buoy turns. The thinner profile also helps keep control in side wind and side chop.
NEW BUNGEE-TIED OWN
Ensures a dry ride for your gear/ equipment/ luggage. Available in 14’0″ x 27″ and 14’0″ x29″
NEW PREPREG CARBON FIN
The 3k pre-impregnated carbon biax is an ultra-lightweight weave and creates super stiff performance throughout the fin. The trailing edge features a super sharp 0.4mm for clean hydrodynamics. The new range of fins adds speed and performance like never before.