How to set up your Starboard All Star SUP with Airline Technology

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Click to follow us on YouTube: 2018 Starboard All Star inflatable racing SUPs For 2018, Starboard have merged their top of the line racing models under one name, the All Star. This includes their top all round racing carbon and composite boards, and now, their top inflatable racing boards also. With this model name consolidation/streamlining they are subtly saying that the boards are equal in performance, speed, quality and durability, … Read More →

How to set up your Airline equipped Starboard inflatable paddle board

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Starboard’s Inflatable SUP Airline Technology The patented Airline Technology utilizes a pre-set free-floating cable. It is attached to the nose, goes under the bottom and ends at the fin box. The preset cable is slightly shorter than the board so when the board inflates, the cable comes under tension and stiffens the board significantly. We measured 1.8 cm less hull deflection in testing and 2016 World Champion Connor Baxter swears … Read More →

2018 Starboard inflatable stand up paddle board guide

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2018 Starboard Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards The 2018 Starboard Inflatable paddle boards are here, and the marketing line for this year is “one step closer to a hard board feel.” Starboard have introduced 2 new technologies for 2018. The first is an expansion of their double chamber inflatable construction on certain Deluxe fusion construction models, and the second called Airline Technology which aids in board rigidity and ultimately performance … Read More →

How to inflate your 2018 Starboard Deluxe Double Chamber board

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The Starboard Deluxe Double Chamber inflatable paddle board construction introduced in 2018 is in their own words, and from my experience, one step closer to a hard board feeling. Why are we always striving to make inflatable SUPs feel like hard boards? Inflatables can flex under heavy load from paddlers or rough water and while quality iSUPs alleviate a lot of this with quality construction, materials and high inflation pressures, … Read More →

Adjusting your LeverLock paddle system

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The LeverLock SUP paddle adjustment system (as featured on several Red Paddle Co and Accent SUP paddles) uses no push buttons or external clamps to adjust. The LeverLock system is an internal adjustment system that loosens and tightens a rubber plug at the bottom of the adjustment shaft with the lift or closure of the lever in the paddle handle. This rubber plug also creates a water tight seal against the … Read More →

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