2016 All Star vs. 2015 All Star

2016 All Star vs. 2015 All Star

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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