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Starboard Waterline Vs Generation 12’6″ x 28″ Comparison / Review Video

Compared by us on Jun 30, 2021

Starboard Waterline Lite Tech 12’6″ x 28″ (2021)

“The most silent paddling experience at higher speeds.”

Starboard Generation Carbon Top 12’6″ x 28″ (2021)

“The one quiver board that does it all.”

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Overall Glide
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Stability
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Flat Water
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Open Water
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Ease of use
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Fun Factor
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Weight
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Build Quality
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Stability
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Wave catching
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Ability to turn
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Ease of use
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Surf Use
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Race Use
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Ed
Ed
3 years ago

Great review and comparison. How would you say the Generation compares to the Hypr Gun 12’6, which you reviewed a while back? They seem to be in a similar class to one another. Thanks

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cam
6 months ago

Hi Beau, I am casually interested in the waterline 12.6 waterline and the Starboard Go 12 by 30. In the cheapest layups. I can get both at decent prices. how do these 2 boards compare ? I presently have the Go 10.8. My thoughts are the Go 12 by 30 may be a bit better in chop and maybe more stable and relaxing. The waterline is probably faster and less stable.Am I wrong ? I am 180 pounds. What board is better ? 🙂 Bye the way I like the Go because it is fairly close to the water. I… Read more »

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cam
6 months ago
Reply to  Beau Nixon

Thanks Beau. I am really curious about the Go 12×30. However, I cant find any thing on line about it. No videos. No user reviews. Nothing. I can buy one locally. I have the Go 10.8 and I am curious if it worth going 5 pounds heavier.It should be faster but less fun to carry.It seems like a it could be a great board for fitness paddling cause its low to the water. Why hasnt any one on this planet bought one 🙂

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cam
6 months ago

When I paddle any board I dont think that they are that noisy. I think its my paddle that makes all the noise. With the waterline, are you not going to still get all the paddle noise ? I thought it was the noise coming from my paddle. Maybe I am wrong.

Reuben Ellis
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6 months ago
Reply to  cam

Hey Cam, You will be surprised how much noise comes from the slap from the noise of a HARD board. But I think you paddle an iSUP which is very quiet but not as efficient in its shape through the water.

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6 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Reuben I have an ISUP but also paddle Starboard Go 10.8 and a carbon 10.0 by 32 sup. I always thought that my paddle generates most of the noise but maybe it is the board. I will pay closer attention next time

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