Starboard 12'6'' X 30''' Touring Zen SUP is suited for riders up to 110kg and combines a balance of speed, stability and maneuverability. Narrow width makes it the fastest to paddle and easiest to track in a straight line. Parallel outline recovers the stability lost from the standing area and delivers a more balanced glide. Narrow nose helps to shed water and makes you feel that ultimate glide sensation. The straighter midsection improves board stability and with the wider tail, you can step back more easily to perform a steady and balanced turn. The overall balanced glide experience and Deluxe features are what have made Starboard’s Touring boards become the world’s highest-rated by magazines and happy customers worldwide.
Zen technology is Starboard's leanest, lightest and most budget-oriented construction with only the best core essentials. Zen is built with single layer Linear dropstitch and heat welded rails, making it even stronger and stiffer than before. New toolless fin system is quick and easy to set up.
Glue is never forever. Starboard’s new inflatable welding technology uses a special heat welding technique to mechanically bond two separate pieces of PVC into a single solid unit. Heat-welded PVC creates an extra-strong mechanical bond which is stronger, lasts longer and is better for the environment. Welding creates a complete airtight seam without the risk of glue weakening over time.
LINEAR DROPSTITCH TECHNOLOGY
Linear alignment of space yarns, oriented only in warp direction (the direction of the board’s length) is maximizing the stiffness and response. Linear dropstich also secures the board’s shape better over time compared to standard knitted dropstitch and with single-layer coating represents 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.