Starboard have just released the new 2024 Gen R. Designed to be fast, user-friendly and has a lower thickness for competing in technical racing, small bumps, and surf conditions.
The Gen R is our flat-deck range that fits right in between the Sprint and the All Star, which both feature a dugout design concept.
The Sprint is our fastest flat-water model while the All Star is our all-conditions race SUP and the most winning board ever. Innovation through iteration: after seven rounds of prototypes and numerous tests with multiple riders, we reached a design that has impressive acceleration, balanced glide, little splash from the bow, and solid stability when turning.
KEY ASPECTS OF THE 2024 GEN R RACE SUP:
• Faster Acceleration – The low nose rocker and narrow nose outline helps increase the acceleration and overall efficiency on flat. This acceleration is essential for tech racing, beach starts and explosive sprints after buoy turns.
• Balanced Trim – refined rocker, outline, and even volume placement creates a balanced glide.
• Solid Turning and Stability From The Tail – the wider tail outline combined with the flat deck makes it very comfortable to move and be stable during the turn.
Our new Gen-R is a key model for surf racing and all-round paddling. The slightly recessed deck has been optimized to have great stability while easy-to-use when beach starting and getting back on the board. Lower rail height and reduced nose thickness is a much-requested feature (especially from our lighter riders) for technical races, buoy turning and easy handling in choppy conditions.
We think the Gen-R is a great fit between the flat water Sprint model and the open ocean/all round All Star model. Additionally, youth riders will love this board for its speed and ease of use.
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