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Learn about the Starboard Paddle range 2021 / SUPboarder video

The Starboard paddle range 2021 is impressive but can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you are new to the sport. In this video we are going to cover why Starboard produce so many paddles, and help you understand which one is right for you.

Whether you’re a lighter or heavier paddler, enjoying some general all round family fun, some longer distance touring, SUP surfing or trying to beat the pack SUP racing, getting the right paddle can make all the difference. Not only to your enjoyment on the water, but also your paddling performance and the way your body feels after a session. And this is why Starboard produce such a wide range of paddles. Starboard want to ensure that whatever your paddling ability and chosen discipline there’s a paddle in their range for you, allowing you to make the most out of your paddling.

Starboard are certainly leading the way with regards to eco-innovations. With new materials being sourced and new constructions being used to lower the impact on the environment, it’s great to see Starboard achieving their goal to reduce their carbon and plastic footprint for a healthier planet.

Starboard include a trash picker with all their paddles, so you can do your bit for the environment too whilst out paddling, and easily pick up any litter you find whilst out on the water.

For more information on Starboard Paddles, visit Starboard's website.

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Tatjana Terzic
Tatjana Terzic
1 year ago

Thanks for the detailed review! Really helpful! I am right at the cusp between S and M blades (72 kg, 173 cm)- tips to decide? Maybe S bc of lower weight? I was looking at the prepreg model. Also, big difference between S40 vs S45 stiffness for the shaft? And what do you think of the oval shape vs round shape of the shaft? Comfier? Many thanks!

Tatjana Terzic
Tatjana Terzic
1 year ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Hi Reuben, just wanting to have a good race paddle that could double as a touring one too. Thanks!

Matt Brookes
Matt Brookes
1 year ago

Enjoyed this overview having just invested in a carbon Lima… Worth mentioning that Starboard recommend a Large blade Lima for Reuben’s weight (same as mine) – the L Lima is about the same blade area as the M Enduro – so I have a M Enduro but a L Lima, both of which suit me fine.

Matt Brookes
Matt Brookes
1 year ago

Starboard also have one of the best online paddle selector charts https://sup.star-board.com/paddleboarding-gear-selector-tools/paddle-selector-tool/

David
David
1 year ago

Hi Reuben, excellent review as always & really helpful. Im interested in the Enduro Paddle (2 piece) & have a couple of Qs: 1) Does the Tiki Smooth Clamp need to be specially ordered or does it come as standard on certain paddles? 2) Is the UD Carbon a better paddle than the Tiki Tech Paddle (the review infers that) as the Tiki Tech is £65 more expensive? Thanks

Beau Nixon
Editor
1 year ago
Reply to  David

Hi David, thanks for your questions. Reuben’s away at the moment so I’ll step in and help you. 1) The Tiki Smooth Clamp comes as standard on the paddles. Very nice system. 2) The Tiki Tech is more expensive as it is more hard wearing and there are more materials being used to create a stronger blade. But yes, the UD Carbon is lighter weight and suited to the more performance rider if not looking for the Pre-Preg carbon.
Hope this helps.

Stefan Vogel
Stefan Vogel
1 year ago
Reply to  Beau Nixon

Is it true that the UD Carbon is the (only) one without anti-twist?

Beau Nixon
Editor
1 year ago
Reply to  Stefan Vogel

We have seen the UD Carbon with the Anti Twist handle. It may be an older model that does not offer the anti-twist feature.

TimBouvry
TimBouvry
6 months ago

hi Reuben, coming back on this older review. i have based my buy on this review (lima large). looking for new one for my girlfriend now: 51kg, 1.68m, starboard tiki wave 12.6*30 (thinner board) mostly want to do touring. we do aprox 15-25km a day, flatwater and some sea. from your review i would give her a SMALL ENDURO (-shoulderstrenght) BUT … no one has these on stock, it is really annoying actually. so my question is ‘how much’ will the difference be? how much would she benefit from a SMALL over a Medium? today she uses my old paddle,… Read more »

Beau Nixon
Editor
6 months ago
Reply to  TimBouvry

Hi Tim, I’ll jump in here as Reuben is away at the moment. As you have concluded, a small paddle would be the best choice. It will definitely be kinder and easier on her shoulders over a long distance. I think she would be overpowered with a medium blade as you have also found out when she uses your paddle. Have you looked into any other brands that might be available in small blade shapes? Or are you set on the Starboard?

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