The new SUP Race boards of the Starboard 2023 brand are now available. Discover the Sprint, one of the fastest on the market.
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 in more depth about each model.
The Fastest Got Even Faster
This new «slicer» tip design displaces water with a cleaner release so you can paddle faster with less water engulfing you and slowing you down. It has instant acceleration and incredible speed. Please note that all Team Starboard riders compete and win with production boards created through their moulds. Available from 20.75″ to 25.5″, for all people and their needs.
The Sprint is without a doubt our fastest and most efficient race board for flat-water racing and ultra-long distances. A new thicker slicing nose design displaces water with a cleaner release so you can paddle faster with less water wrapping and slowing you down. Rounded rails at the tall feel more forgiving in side chop and create a more efficient release.
A refined standing cockpit with more dug-out rails helps utilize the full width to give you more stability and control. Redesigned centre drainage system gives you 50% faster drainage speed, and 50% weight reduction. Caterina Stenta won the SUP Alp Trophy on this board with Ole Schwarz on the podium.
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.
ROUND HULL DESIGN
Our fastest and most efficient hull design ever. The unique round rail low apex design provides a fast and smooth ride with little resistance.
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 the Zero construction without EPS foams, light and 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 2023, you will find it at Starboard SUP