Each year Starboard develop their products, and with that comes new features and a rebrand on their 3 Inflatable Paddleboard constructions. This blog will run through the distinctions between the three; Deluxe Double Chamber, Deluxe Single Chamber and Zen (Zen Lite in 2019) to help you make the best decision for you. 

 

All 2020 boards have welded rails with a mechanical bond; 3K Carbon Fibre bands; and an ultra strong fin box and tooless fin.

 Starboard Welding SUP - Poole Harbour Watersports Starboard Mechanical Bond SUP - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

  

ZEN

“OUR LEANEST, LIGHTEST AND MOST BUDGET-ORIENTED CONSTRUCTION”

Stripped down to the core essentials. Built with single layer LINEAR dropstitch, double rail band and heat welded rails. The new tool-less fin system is quick and easy to set up.

Starboard Inflatable SUP Zen Construction 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

NEW LINEAR DROPSTITCH 

MORE RESPONSIVE, STIFFER, & LIGHTER. FEEL IT!

• Linear alignment of space yarns, oriented only in warp direction ( the direction of the board’s length), maximizing the stiffness and response.

• Linear dropstich also secures the board’s shape better over time compared to standard knitted dropstitch.

• Linear dropstich with single layer coating is the lightest offering in our collection.

• What does it mean for you? An ultra light board with the best stiffness that single layer technology can offer, you can feel the acceleration.

 
Starboard Inflatable SUP Linear Dropstitch Technology 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

 

 

HEAT WELDED RAIL

BONDED FOR LIFE

 

• Welding technology turns 2 pieces of material into a single solid unit, resulting in an extra-strong mechanical bond.

• A mechanical bond is stronger, lasts longer and is better for the environment.

• Welding creates a complete airtight seam without the risk of glue weakening over time.

Starboard Inflatable SUP Heat Welding Technology 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

  

 

DELUXE SINGLE CHAMBER

“A SOLID WINNER IN WELDING TECHNOLOGY”

The new woven dropstitch makes the Deluxe Single Chamber a solid winner at a lightweight. The Galvanized 2000 D rails set the Deluxe Single Chamber further apart together with the breakthrough welded rail technology.

Starboard Inflatable SUP Deluxe Single Chamber Technology 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

 

NEW FUSION WOVEN DROPSTITCH 

EXTRA STIFF, STRONG & LIGHT. FEEL IT!

 Woven fabrics reduce stretch, hold more tension and create a stiffer board.

• The woven fabrics use less material than conventional dropstitch, creating a lighter board.

 Fusion lamination of top and bottom layers is done in a glueless process,  increasing stiffness and creating a solid board, while reducing weight.

 What does it mean for you? A stiffer and lighter, durable board, with a reflex sensation you can feel.

• Available on Deluxe Double Chamber and Deluxe Single Chamber constructions.

Starboard Inflatable SUP Woven Dropstitch Technology 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

 

HEAT WELDED RAIL

BONDED FOR LIFE

• Welding technology turns 2 pieces of material into a single solid unit, resulting in an extra-strong mechanical bond.

• A mechanical bond is stronger, lasts longer and is better for the environment.

• Welding creates a complete airtight seam without the risk of glue weakening over time.

Starboard Inflatable SUP Heat Welding Technology 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

 

 

2000D GAVANIZED STRINGER

Galvanized 2000 D rails increase the strength of the board, together with the 3K compression bands.

Starboard Inflatable SUP Galvanized Shape 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

  

 

DELUXE DOUBLE CHAMBER

“SAFER • STIFFER • LIGHTER”

The Deluxe Double Chamber brings the inflatable boards one step closer to a hard board feeling. The double chamber stiffens the board significantly, thanks to the double side walls around it. The second chamber also offers extra safety flotation for any emergencies. The fusion woven dropstitch makes the Deluxe Double Chamber extra strong and stiff.

Starboard Inflatable SUP Deluxe Double Chamber Technology 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

 

DOUBLE I-BEAM STRINGER

ULTRA STIFF

The innovative chamber doubles the sidewalls and acts like rollable I-beams. Starting just behind the standing area and continuing towards the front, the chamber is placed in the most critical area for flex and reduces deflection by 1.8 cm. The feeling of paddling with the stiff double I-beam stringer is getting very similar to a hard board, propelling inflatable technology one step closer to a “hard board” feeling. A must have for riders over 85 kg.

Starboard Inflatable SUP Double Beam Construction 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

 

 

EXTRA FLOTATION

SAFETY FIRST

The chamber offers up to 42 liters of safety floatation, with 14 liters even in the smallest boards and require only 10 PSI. Starboard pioneered Double Chamber Construction in the 2010 Ocean Rescue board. Future coast guard regulations will possibly request this safety arrangement for inflatable board use in open waters.

Starboard Inflatable SUP Deluxe Double Chamber 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

 

NEW FUSION WOVEN DROPSTITCH 

EXTRA STIFF, STRONG & LIGHT. FEEL IT!

 

 Woven fabrics reduce stretch, hold more tension and create a stiffer board.

• The woven fabrics use less material than conventional dropstitch, creating a lighter board.

 Fusion lamination of top and bottom layers is done in a glueless process,  increasing stiffness and creating a solid board, while reducing weight.

 What does it mean for you? A stiffer and lighter, durable board, with a reflex sensation you can feel.

Starboard Inflatable SUP Woven Dropstitch 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

 

 

HEAT WELDED RAIL

BONDED FOR LIFE

 

• Welding technology turns 2 pieces of material into a single solid unit, resulting in an extra-strong mechanical bond.

• A mechanical bond is stronger, lasts longer and is better for the environment.

• Welding creates a complete airtight seam without the risk of glue weakening over time.

Starboard Inflatable SUP Heat Welded Rail 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

 

 

2000D GAVANIZED STRINGER

Galvanized 2000 D rails increase the strength of the board, together with the 3K compression bands.

Starboard Inflatable SUP Galvanized Deluxe 2020 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

 If you have any more questions about Starboard Constructions or general Inflatable SUP technology please contact us on 01202 700503. 

If not, check out the 2020 Starboard SUP Range. 

 

 

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