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Starboard 2103 Race Boards at BOP

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Created by Ali Cat > 9 months ago, 1 Oct 2012
Ali Cat
QLD, 1202 posts
1 Oct 2012 5:18PM
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Here's a few pics of the new 2013 Starboard race board line-up. Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to paddle one (yet), but they are FAST!!!
This is just a preview now and i'll upload some more pics when i'm awake again tomorrow.

All Star 12'6 x 26" x 221L













laceys lane
QLD, 19803 posts
1 Oct 2012 8:17PM
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looks like a good boardali


a couple of questions/spanners. i heard talk that a few of the team riders with the real skinny one were all looking for bigger fins

connor baxter wasn't going to use the real skinny one


as a team rider how come you didn't at least get to test/try the new starby


cheers

baddog
256 posts
2 Oct 2012 2:43AM
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Have to wonder if the Carbon All Star gave Annabel an "unfair" advantage? Just kidding, she smashed the Women's Elite and Distance. Congrats to her and Danny Ching as well. Two dominant performances.

I touched one of the boards on the beach, and no doubt, that grey color gets super hot in the sun.

The coolest board I saw was the inflatable prototype race board. I think Scotty said he got 20th place in the Open? Where did it finish in the finals? It looked fun for surfing as well!

Ali Cat
QLD, 1202 posts
2 Oct 2012 5:18AM
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baddog said...
The coolest board I saw was the inflatable prototype race board. I think Scotty said he got 20th place in the Open? Where did it finish in the finals? It looked fun for surfing as well!


Not sure how it went in the elite final, but one of the French team riders Gaetan Sene paddled the 14ft inflatable in the distance race and finished an impressive 27th overall and 18th in the Men's elite class. I never imagined that an inflatable could be up there in performance with the solid carbon or epoxy boards but from all reports it's not far off the pace! Looks like the inflatable technology is improving rapidly - maybe we'll see some all-inflatable races in hard to access locations in the future?

Ali Cat
QLD, 1202 posts
2 Oct 2012 5:23AM
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laceys lane said...
as a team rider how come you didn't at least get to test/try the new starby


Was going to take a couple of the boards for a quick test paddle after Sunday's distance race but I got some bad news from family back home just before the start of the distance race and wasn't really feeling like racing or paddling much yesterday. Paddled in the distance race just to get on the water, but it wasn't really my day. I've still got 10 days here in Cali and then a week and a bit in Hawaii for the turtle bay race so hopefully still get a chance to try one before coming home.

Beau was on the new 14x25" All Star for the distance race and was the first Starboard rider across the line, so it's quick!

Ali Cat
QLD, 1202 posts
2 Oct 2012 5:47AM
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Sprint 14' x 25" x 220L
















Ali Cat
QLD, 1202 posts
2 Oct 2012 6:01AM
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From Bottom to top (I'm not 100% sure i've got the widths right from memory):
12'6" x 26" All Star
14' x 25" Sprint (upside down in 3rd pic)
14' x 25" All Star
12'6" x 25" Sprint
12'6" x 26" Sprint
14' x 26" All Star
12'6 x 25" All Star








Same boards, different angle (in reverse order, 2nd pic is missing the 12'6 x 25" All Star)




Ali Cat
QLD, 1202 posts
2 Oct 2012 6:10AM
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All Star 14' x 25"






All Star nose...



...vs Sprint nose


PTWoody
VIC, 3982 posts
2 Oct 2012 1:07PM
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Great shots Ali, thanks. Sorry to hear about your bad news from back home. Hope you can still have a good time in Hawaii.

Swanie
QLD, 1372 posts
2 Oct 2012 2:03PM
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Great post Ali. Those all stars look the goods.

Hope all is well at home.

TrevT
QLD, 134 posts
2 Oct 2012 7:03PM
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Hey Ali, do u know the weight of the carbon All Stars

baddog
256 posts
2 Oct 2012 11:55PM
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Thanks for the pictures Ali. Congrats on making the finals. My observation with no bias or ties to anyone; Starboard was the elephant in the closest.

It was Bart and not Scotty I spoke with. It looks like he got 16th on the inflatable in Heat 2. Put my name down for one next year.

Ali Cat
QLD, 1202 posts
3 Oct 2012 2:48AM
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TrevT said...
Hey Ali, do u know the weight of the carbon All Stars


I didnt have any scales to measure the weights but the 12'6"x25" and 26" All Stars were definitely lighter than the current 12'6"x26.5" BOP, maybe a kilo less but I'm not really sure?

DavidJohn
VIC, 16990 posts
3 Oct 2012 8:58AM
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Thanks Ali.. Great job with the pictures.

Good luck in Hawaii.. Hope to see you again in Merimbula.

DJ

PTWoody
VIC, 3982 posts
4 Oct 2012 11:55AM
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Ali Cat said...
TrevT said...
Hey Ali, do u know the weight of the carbon All Stars


I didnt have any scales to measure the weights but the 12'6"x25" and 26" All Stars were definitely lighter than the current 12'6"x26.5" BOP, maybe a kilo less but I'm not really sure?


Holy crap - the Race BOP was barely 10kg.

surf4fun
WA, 1313 posts
4 Oct 2012 12:46PM
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I can't wait to get my hands on the 12'6 x 25 All Star, hopefully less than a month now and it will be mine!

stimo
WA, 874 posts
7 Oct 2012 2:07PM
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Nice looking boards starboard got to be happy with this range looks like the summer DW season is going to have a lot of grey this year Hope we don't see any of the other grey men in the water



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