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Starboard PIN – Review

Have had the new Starboard PIN in Sport Tech construction for about a month now, so I figured it was time to write a review of it.

Two words – It’s Awesome!
Really though, it is a fantastic board for flat water paddling. The “boat nose” makes it slice through chop and gives the front end a bit of lift.
The pin tail rear makes it track nice and straight and I am averaging 9 to 12 strokes per side.
The one aspect I really like about the board is the your stance is not ultra critical to maintain speed on the board.
A few other 12’6″ production class race boards I have tried have a very small area on the board that you can stand and still maintain a good speed. The PIN has a larger area – which allows you to compensate for wind, chop, etc.

All in all it is one of the absolute best flat water boards I have paddled, lakes, rivers, open ocean – it does it all.

The Sport Tech construction is nice and light – and the wood finish looks beautiful. It also comes in AST Tuff Skin (black camo) and also in the yellow Classic.