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
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
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!
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)
All Star 14' x 25"
All Star nose...
...vs Sprint nose
Great shots Ali, thanks. Sorry to hear about your bad news from back home. Hope you can still have a good time in Hawaii.
Great post Ali. Those all stars look the goods.
Hope all is well at home.
Hey Ali, do u know the weight of the carbon All Stars
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.
Thanks Ali.. Great job with the pictures.
Good luck in Hawaii.. Hope to see you again in Merimbula.
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!
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