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Starboard Generation 12’6″x28″ Carbon Top 2020 Reviewed

Reviewed by us on Jul 15, 2020

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Stability
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Weight
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Surf Use
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Race Use
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Build Quality
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Value
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Thomas
Thomas
1 year ago

Good review, i Can only agree. I bought the generation lite tech as my everyday-board. I have a 14×24 allwater raceboard and a 9″ wavesup, and the generation fills the gap. Living in the eastern part of Denmark it is often Windy but only small waves, here i am able to have fun where the two other boards doesn’t really work. I would like to do more downwinding, but it will happen too rarely to justify a downwind specific board, but now a have the generation and I am sure it will do it well. I also like that the… Read more »

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Great review – so is this an updated Starboard Freeride? Their original hybrid board?? I wholly agree with the versions of size point – wish they produced a generations board that was max 10ft (so it could fit in my shed).

LChadefaux
LChadefaux
1 year ago

This is a great review as usual.

I am surprised that is presented as new shape hybrid stuff when that type of board or boards have been out there with Gong for so many years, but no one seemed to be taken by that concept.

It seems strange that a big brand finally do it and it is revolution and so exiting!

Also, Gong provides different sizes for that type of shape (10.6, 12.6 and 14).
Have a look: https://www.gong-galaxy.com/produit/gong-sup-perv-fsp-2x/
 

dew
dew
10 months ago

I think all star is to advanced for me. I think generation is perfect board and a good price, but wish that starboard will do a 14’x26”!

Timothy Nebesar
Timothy Nebesar
3 months ago

How do you think the SIC Maui Sonic 12’6” would compare to the Generation? I think the Generation would be a great board for me (lite tech, torn between 12’6” and 14’), but I can get a Sonic from a shop near me. Prob a bit more stable but slower and worse surfing performance? I’m an intermediate paddler and weigh 80kg. I have a Red Paddle Co Sport and Jimmy Lewis Super Frank surf SUP. I’m looking for a rigid board that’s more performance oriented than my inflatable – mostly for flatwater fun/exercise but want it to be able to… Read more »

Timothy Nebesar
Timothy Nebesar
3 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Super helpful, thanks so much! I think I need to try to get my hands on a 12’6” generation.

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