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Starboard All Star vs Starboard Generation 2022

Compared by us on Dec 23, 2021







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Richard Sugg
Richard Sugg
11 months ago

Great review as always…having chosen the Generation Lite-tec I held my breath, but your feelings mirror my own. The 2022 Generation lite-tec (which I’ve got) has a kick pad, but as you pointed out, you don’t need to go that far back to get it to turn. It also has an air ventilation valve…dunno what difference that makes? Would say that when carrying with the center handle, the 14′ 28″ lite-tec is nose heavy…best to buy a carry strap if carrying any distance / in any wind ’cause the laminate / paint is REALLY thin. Even light bumps when carrying… Read more »

Beau Nixon
Editor
10 months ago
Reply to  Richard Sugg

Hi Richard, thanks for your input. Some great insights you have into the Generation. The air valve is useful when pressure/temperature changes, but hardly needed in temperate climates. Interesting about the nose heavy 14′ version too. Thanks for sharing.

philwangsd
philwangsd
10 months ago

I am very interested in Starboard generation especially after this video. Can you tell me the difference in lite tech build generation 2022 vs 2021? To me, it seems not much difference, but $100 difference.Thanks!

Beau Nixon
Editor
10 months ago
Reply to  philwangsd

There’s no difference in the build of the Lite Tech, but with the addition of the air valve, price inflation, shipping costs, etc, expect a small price increase. Hope this helps!

Franco
Franco
10 months ago

Hi there, once again a great video from you, congrats !
I wanted to ask you, would you prefer the Generation even to the Sic Bullet, or to the Maliko ?

Beau Nixon
Editor
10 months ago
Reply to  Franco

It really depends on the conditions we ride it in. The SIC Bullet is an amazing board too, it’s just that we haven’t spent too much time on it. We actually have one now and are riding it a lot, so keep an eye out for content. The Generation compared to the Maliko, we feel there’s just more oomph and liveliness in the Generation. The rocker, bottom shape and all-round nature of the Generation takes top spot. I’ll get Will to chime in as well as he rides the Bullet. Thanks

Jason Marcinski
Jason Marcinski
10 months ago
Reply to  Will Rogers

Thought I’ve heard from SIC that the Bullet or maybe even the Bayonet would make a good all around board. Maybe they are trying to hype up their boards to more people IDK but they do seem similar to the Generation.

Is the main reason to get the Carbon Top over the light tech for surfing, or is the stiffness noticeable on flat and chop as well?

BBoerman
BBoerman
2 months ago

Sold my all-carbon AllStar 14′ x 28″ Bought the Generation 14′ x 30″ Night and day difference — I’m much happier with the Generation. Yes, it’s a bit more of a workout when paddling 5 miles or more in flat water, but the all-around aspects more than make up for that — the Generation is much more fun in a variety of conditions — especially in small less-organized waves. I’ll have no qualms at all about entering a fun race in Santa Cruz CA next Summer on the Generation, but I’m not racing to win. This is my third 14-foot… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  BBoerman

Hey Brian. Super good feedback from you here. So glad that you are a happy Gen owner and really interesting that you owned an All star before. Happy SUPing. Thanks Reuben

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