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Starboard The Wall VS Touring S 12’6 x 28″ (2021) / Comparison Review

Compared by us on Oct 15, 2021

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Starboard The Wall Deluxe Double Chamber (DDC) 12’6″ x 28″ (2021)

“An innovative design that increases stability and tracking through a 2" wall.”

Starboard Touring S Deluxe Single Chamber (DSC) 12’6″ x 28″ (2021)

“An expedition board that can carry loads of gear aimed at lighter weight riders.”

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SUPboarder deflection test at 17PSI:  11mm

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SUPboarder deflection test at 17PSI:  11mm


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Tate Smith
Tate Smith (@echo)
1 month ago

Good to see starboard exploring new design. I have wanted a 5” thick touring board hoping it will give a more connected feel to the water. What’s your impression with feel to the water does the Wall offer something ‘game changing’ or more of a nice to consider when buying a new board?

Reuben Ellis
Reuben Ellis (@reuben)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tate Smith

Yes, it really does give you that lower and more connected feeling to the water. I think the only thing you’re going to have to think about is how much overall weight you want to put on the board and if there’s enough physical volume to take that weight, compared to a 6 ” board. But the riding feel it’s really nice if you’re a lighter rider in general. It’s going to be really interesting to see what happens with these types of boards for touring and racing.

jonathan Hebert
jonathan Hebert (@jonnyhsl)
1 month ago

Cheers for another great review. Now .. i Love SB, but i find rather than it making me blinkered and love everything, it makes me be more critical, in a good way i like to think. I really enjoyed my short test of the Wall, the way it gave secondary stability felt so good, and i think it’s a fantastic board, and great thinking by SB. However, it needs the shoulder strap put onto the wall, the front handle needs to be swung around, and as a touring board, it really needs that rear handle. I am a little disappointed… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
Reuben Ellis (@reuben)
1 month ago

Thanks for the comment Jonny. Its going to be exciting to see where the Wall goes in the future.

dew
dew (@dew)
1 month ago

Is touring S so unstable and don’t track so good? I paddle allstar airline 14×24,5 and think that is stable and track great. Is there a big difference between touring and allstar airline with stability and tracking?

Reuben Ellis
Reuben Ellis (@reuben)
1 month ago
Reply to  dew

Hi Dew, Compared to your All Star the Touring S will be more stable because of the extra width it has, but the board will not have as much straight line track and speed. It wouldn’t be that bad at tracking but any-board that is longer will track better. It still comes with a good size fin that will help the tracking. It will be a board that will take much more weight (gear) then your AS. Thanks Reuben

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