The new SUP Race boards of the Starboard 2023 brand are now available. Discover and live an authentic adventure with the Sprint Expedition
The new Starboard SUP Race boards are here! Working closely with this brand’s elite riders, they always strive to develop the best boards that win and inspire you to continue pushing the limits. As improvements become a reality with each passing year, Starboard makes more creative designs to continue to have some of the fastest boards on the market. They do not stop until they are sure they have improved the performance sought, and 2023 is no exception.
At Up Suping, we will present their new designs for 2023 in different posts to inform me more about each model.
Wider sprint sizes now crossover touring option
“At last, a true expedition paddleboard! After three years of testing different designs and prototypes with the team in Thailand, I simply couldn’t be prouder of the Expedition Sprint. Combining Starboard’s legendary racing hull with massive dugout cargo capacity, this revolutionary board is fast, stable and so fun to paddle. Capable of carrying weeks of gear, it is ready for any wilderness journey. It is the real deal.” ~ Bruce Kirkby
2 new, wider models providing greater stability, the crossover is now available as a long-distance touring option. The 14’0″ x 27.5″ Sprint is designed for riders up to 110 kg who want solid stability and great speed. The Sprint 14’0″ x 29.5″ is designed for riders weighing up to 120 kg and seeking ultra-stability for long distance adventures. Both new sizes offer a recessed bag storage area in front of the standing area with bungee tie downs to carry gear and supplies for ultra-distance races and long exploration paddles.
NEW LARGE FORWARD AND REAR BAGGAGE AREAS
The two larger sizes of the Sprint are designed to crossover as a long distance race and touring model. Designed for Ultra-distance paddling, the recessed forward bag area and recessed rear area feature multiple tie down points for bags, food and supplies.
*29.5″ features both forward and rear bungee tie downs
*27.5″ features only forward bungee tie downs
NEW NOSE PROFILE: SHARPER AND THICKER
A thin, slicing nose parts the water efficiently and stops the water from wrapping over the nose to slow you down. It pops faster in chop and gives you more trim control.
THIN SLICING NOSE
• Optimised for speed in flat water.
• Less drag, better efficiency.
• Tall profile also allows for great performance in small bumps.
NEW CENTER TUTTLE BOX
El modelo de 29,5 tiene una caja central de tuttle delante de la caja de quillas Si es necesario, se pueden instalar quillas grandes para aumentar la estabilidad. La grande es perfecta para la estabilidad al remar en largas aventuras.
For comfort and stability. The flat deck makes it easy to move freely around when trimming the board and surfing on the tail.
The closed tail restricts water from flooding the tray when buoy turning and surfing. It allows riders to have less water in the deck and faster acceleration when finishing turns.
The rails are angled inward, with a low apex for buoyancy and float, and the top area of the rail reduces drag for a faster, longer-lasting glide.
NEW CENTER DRAINAG
We moved the drainage from the rails to center of the board resulting in:
• Less water weight on the rails, reducing the water causing imbalances in lateral stability.
• Faster drainage, we recorded up to 50% faster drainage time (drained in 18 strokes with center vs 39 strokes with rails).
• 50% reduction in weight change from 4 to 2 drainage holes
• The standing area is much drier overall as less water enters when leaning on the rail to rail turn.
NEW EVA RACE DEFLECTO
Deflect water entering into the standing, keeping water weight off the board and out of the cockpit. The rail deflector also acts as protection when tying the board onto roof racks.
*The deflector will not be installed on the boards but shipped in the accessory box.
NEW PREPREG CARBON FIN
The 3k pre-impregnated carbon biax is 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.
*Flash replaces Natural Winner
*Flash+ replaces Race Ultra
MULTIPLE HANDLE POSITIONS
Customisable handles for beach starts.
NEW CARBON DRAIN COVERS
Recessed into the board for maximum efficiency, secured with improved sealant glue and additional clear tape around the edge.
These are some of the news and main features of the new Sprint 2023. You have them available in rigid Carbon Sandwich, or in the New Wood Carbon version with full carbon wrap and wood reinforcement.
If you want more information about the Sprint Expedition 2023, you will find it at Starboard SUP