GO 11’2 ASAP
New for 2018, the Go range blends an accessible stable platform into a swift flat water cruiser without a compromising narrow nose of a true touring board. The 11’2” x 32” Go will be sporty enough for first timers who may have chosen an iSUP, this flatter water board really offers a chunky feel, impressive glide and is super tough in the ASAP construction.
On top of the GO(in ASAP) it has a full EVA deckpad, ideal for clambering dogs or children, a bungee storage and open towing eye on the nose. The EVA covers the whole board past its generous ledge handle and to the back of its chubby tail. Underneath a fairly deep channel runs from nose to tail in the centre, with wide flats on either side. Heavy duty textured foam rails run around the board and a single US box fin in the tail.
11’2” x 32” Go. A truly amazing board. The glide matches that of a 3 inch narrower board and its stability is tremendous due to the concave hull and boxy rails. This is the board we recommend if you are about to get your first SUP board and you are under 105 kg
Starboard are always super reactive to the market changes and usually the first to come out with a new class of boards , sometimes it will lead the market and other times slip away. What Svein and his new designer Ollie have come up with is a board that looks and appears to be a surf all rounder on top but underneath a stable race tourer. So basically an all rounder that’s quick and stable easy to turn due to it’s generous size, but it’s pretty flat and not really suitable for surf with its deep concave bottom and flat rocker. On the flatter water sure enough the board felt swift and very directional,(more so than a surf all rounder), and really stable, and really easy and forgiving to paddle. Leaning or wobbling on its large chunky rails really didn’t really effect it much at all and gave you a very comfortable feel. The speedy feel and great tracking was far better than you’d expect from such a chubby large board. As an inland cruiser that’s stable enough for your kids and dog to leap on and off the 11’2 Go certainly fit’s the bill. If you’re after more flat water performance or surfing ability then either of the two board they combined to make the GO would be a better bet.
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