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Starboard Spice 2023 Review

7'11 x 29 x 4.2 - 106L Reviewed by us on Sep 17, 2023







Overall Glide
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
Stability
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Wave catching
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Ability to turn
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Ease of use
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
Fun Factor
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Fins & Fittings
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Weight
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Build Quality
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
Value
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8

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Craig Harper
Craig Harper
8 months ago

Having trouble determining the correct size…6’2″ 93kg. Intermediate +. Thanks in advance!

Lu Wang
Lu Wang
7 months ago

Hi, I’m 70kg. I’m currently surfing a 8’2″x30 135l – would place myself as intermediate.
I was thinking of getting the 7’11”, but I’m concerned it’s too big of a jump down. What do you recommend?

Reuben Ellis
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Lu Wang

Hi Lu , thanks for your question. What board is it you’ve actually got? The 711 is very stable for its size so it could be a good jump. It will challenge you definitely to start with but at your weight it shouldn’t be too much for you. The other thing to consider is are you selling your current board? Or will you have the ability to still write this in choppier days? It may be worth keeping hold of this board until you get used to the smaller one.

Lu Wang
Lu Wang
7 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Hey Reuben, it’s a starboard pocket rocket and yea I’ll be keeping it – it was badly damaged from airline handling so can’t sell it on anyway. OK I’ll give it a shot and see how it goes. Thanks!

Reuben Ellis
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Lu Wang

These boards would work great together… Nice setup

Dave Ballard
Dave Ballard
6 months ago

Stability wise, how does it compare to the hipster 7.10? I have the 7.10 hipster, which I can ride easily in clean conditions, thinking of getting something a bit more relaxed for choppy conditions.

Also, not sure about the new blue carbon construction. If you check out the YouTube video, Why you shouldn’t wrap carbon fibre in glass, you understand why, from a material science perspective. Starboard might be better off, just going for S glass construction over E glass? Can understand why they’ve stopped using PVC foam in their carbon composites though from an enviro standpoint.

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