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2020 Starboard Hypernut review. A quick look

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Created by SurfFX 1 month ago, 7 Nov 2019
SurfFX
QLD, 450 posts
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7 Nov 2019 1:05PM
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A look at the 2020 Starboard Hypernut

ghost4man
332 posts
19 Nov 2019 6:15PM
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John,

What are the dimensions and weight mate for the different options.

Cheers Ozzie

MickMc
VIC, 353 posts
20 Nov 2019 12:26PM
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Hey John, great summary of a top board. Just curious about one aspect of this years starlite model vs last years starlite model. I contacted Starboard in September with regards to the weight of this years model and they said the construction is exactly the same as last years and there was no weight difference. This seemed to contradict what the Australian dealers had been told. Have you actually weighed one? I was thinking of upgrading but no point if there's no difference.

Jacksboards
VIC, 143 posts
20 Nov 2019 6:42PM
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MickMc said..
Hey John, great summary of a top board. Just curious about one aspect of this years starlite model vs last years starlite model. I contacted Starboard in September with regards to the weight of this years model and they said the construction is exactly the same as last years and there was no weight difference. This seemed to contradict what the Australian dealers had been told. Have you actually weighed one? I was thinking of upgrading but no point if there's no difference.


Hi Mick

Weight of boards is a good conversation for SUP with lighter weight not always being ideal.

New smaller rear fin size on H Nut for 2020 I think, got some at Starboard in Thailand back in May

Put my rears in the front and new smaller rears in the back and my 7'2 goes better. Way better.



colas
3522 posts
20 Nov 2019 4:44PM
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Jacksboards said..
Weight of boards is a good conversation for SUP with lighter weight not always being ideal.



Rant on:
Well, frankly, I find it quite irritating discussing board weights, without ever mentioning an actual weight. It would be as weird as saying that a board is short but refusing to give its actual length. Come on, putting it on a scale takes 30 seconds...
/Rant off.

MickMc
VIC, 353 posts
20 Nov 2019 8:12PM
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Jacksboards said..


MickMc said..
Hey John, great summary of a top board. Just curious about one aspect of this years starlite model vs last years starlite model. I contacted Starboard in September with regards to the weight of this years model and they said the construction is exactly the same as last years and there was no weight difference. This seemed to contradict what the Australian dealers had been told. Have you actually weighed one? I was thinking of upgrading but no point if there's no difference.




Hi Mick

Weight of boards is a good conversation for SUP with lighter weight not always being ideal.

New smaller rear fin size on H Nut for 2020 I think, got some at Starboard in Thailand back in May

Put my rears in the front and new smaller rears in the back and my 7'2 goes better. Way better.






Hey Jack, agree the smaller back fins really loosen up the board. I put smaller fins in my 2017 8'6 and it was great. The board you rode in May would have been the 2019 model, of which I have the 8'4. I agree lighter is not always better, unless you have to carry it a long way, which I sometimes do. Also I prefer the lower swing weight in the nose. So for me, lighter is better. As Colas said, how hard is it to put one on the scales. Also, if the 2020 shape, volume and construction is the same, how can they be lighter than the 2019 model?

Gboots
NSW, 718 posts
20 Nov 2019 9:34PM
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Does the bump in the rail outline really help or is it a gimmick ?

ghost4man
332 posts
20 Nov 2019 7:58PM
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Gboots said..
Does the bump in the rail outline really help or is it a gimmick ?


I'd suggest it would be difficult to prove - objectively speaking anyhow.

Great boards nonetheless.

I have the 2018 iteration and it is great.

Surlygringo
9 posts
21 Nov 2019 3:10AM
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Mickmc
Starboard lists the weights on their 2020 sup site. The difference between carbon and starlight varies with the size, but looks to be generally a Kg or more, not just a few grams. It seems unlikely that they are listing the starlight as heavier than it actually is, so I would guess there is not going to be much difference between your board and the 2020. I would weigh your board and compare to the weight on the website.

MickMc
VIC, 353 posts
21 Nov 2019 10:40AM
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Surlygringo said..
Mickmc
Starboard lists the weights on their 2020 sup site. The difference between carbon and starlight varies with the size, but looks to be generally a Kg or more, not just a few grams. It seems unlikely that they are listing the starlight as heavier than it actually is, so I would guess there is not going to be much difference between your board and the 2020. I would weigh your board and compare to the weight on the website.


Thanks Surlygringo, checked that website and yep my 2019 is 9kg and the 2020 site says 9.05kg so no diffference. The difference, as you say, is not a few grams between the carbon Blue and the Starlite constructions. In fact it's about 1500 grams! I think a mix up between Starboard and the Oz retailers has occured. Now I'm not bagging the Starlite construction because it's tough as nails and the carbon rails show no paddle strike marks. Also 9kg is pretty reasonable for a board of this size. However people need to know if they want the extra light board they have to go for the blue carbon and pay the $$$$

thord
NSW, 3 posts
2 Dec 2019 11:45AM
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I have the 8"4 carbon and 8" star lite..I have just managed to get hold of 8ft 2018 blue carbon.It really is a different animal than the star lite model..Both performance is great .But I prefer carbon in good waves..Throw in some wind and chop and the starlite extra weight is better imo.

colas
3522 posts
2 Dec 2019 2:19PM
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Also 9kg is pretty reasonable for a board of this size.


Yes, I would add that what Gong found out is that the weight of a board is not entirely correlated with the volume (with the same construction). It also depends a lot of the surface. So wide boards, and shapes with wide nose&tail (like this board) tend to be significantly heavier than the more narrow and/or pulled in shapes, for the same volume.

simonp
175 posts
Thursday , 5 Dec 2019 6:23AM
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Australian pine in the standing area? I assume he means hoop pine.
I bought a 2019 6'10" 4 in 1 on sale recently and Starboard have now removed that board from the line-up. Maybe it's considered too small or narrow these days.



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