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Starboard Airline Vs Red Paddle Co Elite / Head to Head Review

Head-to-head tested by us on Apr 9, 2020

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Daniel1991
Daniel1991 (@daniel1991)
1 year ago

Is the topspeed of the isups really correct? In your hardboard test the Starboard Allstar 14×26 was only 8,34 mph

Reuben Ellis
Reuben Ellis (@reuben)
1 year ago
Reply to  Daniel1991

Hey Daniel .Thanks for sending in your comment. When it comes to top speeds its a really hard one to get right unless all done on the same day. We found that there are so many things that change the speeds on a day to day basis, any wind, tide and paddler fitness. So yes there could be a crossover of date if on different days. Try and use this as a guide only unless it all done in the same test conditions. We are trying to improve this test every time we do it and trying to make it… Read more »

Koejoe
Koejoe (@koejoe)
1 year ago

Great review!

Reuben Ellis
Reuben Ellis (@reuben)
1 year ago
Reply to  Koejoe

Wicked!

Tatjana Terzic
Tatjana Terzic (@taca50)
4 months ago

Great video! Thank you! I am leaning towards SB but was having trouble deciding between 26 and 28 inches model…any tips? Thank you!

Reuben Ellis
Reuben Ellis (@reuben)
4 months ago
Reply to  Tatjana Terzic

If you are after a board to paddle fast on I would say the 26″ SB would be best at your weight.

Tatjana Terzic
Tatjana Terzic (@taca50)
4 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Thank you!

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