So how fast is the 2016 Starboard All Star paddle board compared to last year’s model? TJ and Matt share the surprising answer, which included use of a Velocitek Makai GPS system.

2016 All Star 14’ X 25” Carbon

Volume: 289 L Weight: 26.75 lbs.

Construction: Brushed Carbon

Price (MSRP): $3,899

Scorecard: Stability 10, Tracking 10, Glide 10, Speed 9, Overall Impression 10

2016 All Star

What We Liked: It wins in big ways for stability, flex, acceleration and tracking.

What We Didn’t Like: That’s easy, the price.

We Would Own This Board Because it’s a one board solution for places like the Gorge. Fast in flat water, and better suited for down wind runs than the 2015.

The 2016 All Star 14’ X 25” Best Suits: Paddlers looking for stability in a fairly narrow shape, and versatility for paddling in a variety of conditions.

2015 All Star 14’ X 25” Carbon

Volume: 269 L Weight: 25 lbs.

Construction: Brushed Carbon

Sale Price: $1,999

Scorecard: Stability 8, Tracking 8, Glide 9, Speed 10, Overall Impression 8.5

2015 All Star

What We Liked: It wins for its top speed in flat water, and for its weight advantage.

What We Didn’t Like: It’s not as stable nor as friendly for downwinding as the 2016 model.

We Would Own This Board Because it’s a great board for flat to bumpy conditions, features durable construction with a full PVC wrap (like the 2016 model), and its awesome sale price.

The 2015 All Star 14’ X 25” Best Suits: Riders looking for a competitive, full carbon race board at a great price.


TJ Guillizia weighs 165 lbs., and hails from Omaha, Nebraska. He is a head coach for the Big Winds youth JET Team. Matt Morrow is 185 lbs., and has a lot to say about the All Star SUP Suit for winter paddling.

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