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Starboard Waterline VS JP-Australia GT-S 12’6″ / Conditions Test

In this SUPboarder PRO video, we pin the Starboard Waterline 12’6 x 28″ against the JP-Australia GT-S 12’6 x 29″ to see which board is best for you. We tested these boards in a variety of conditions, from calm water to choppy seas, upwind to downwind, waves, tide and wind. So how did these boards […]

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Georgi Velev
Georgi Velev
2 months ago

Many thanks for the video. Well, one should either be an advanced paddler, or a heavy rider over 95kg. I like the Starboard because it matches my weight (77kg), on the other hand, the JP matches my abilities (beginner rider). I think the best would be if JP developed a slightly less voluminous board. If I was making several days tours with a SUP, then the answer would be obvious – me (77kg) + 20kg luggage = JP is perfect. Which makes me wonder what kind of a touring board the Waterline is, may be there are people who can… Read more »

Juha Koivisto
Juha Koivisto
2 months ago

Thanks for the video review! Looks like the 12’6 waterline is not carrying your weight as well as it could? Do you think 14×28 waterline would glide better and survive some kneehigh downwind bumps easier under a 70kg rider? How are the speed claims of Starboard “our fastest board at 75% speeds?”

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