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The Hero rips. Being extra wide (9ftx33in), the Hero provides extra stability and nose riding, whist not loosing wave catching nd ride ability. Also perfect for those flat water paddles. Double thumbs up.
extra width, stability, manoeuvrability and nose riding
tracking and speed
surf, exercise and yoga
Fun board for a bigger guy...
Submitted by:Anonymouson 4/25/2015
Fun board for a bigger guy in the surf, but super weak as it snapped after less than 10 go outs in mellow surf. Maybe mine was just poorly built, regardless starboard wouldn't help.
Fun in the surf, turns progressively.
Lack of durability
This is my first adventure...
Submitted by:Anonymouson 6/22/2014
This is my first adventure into the world of SUPing from beginner windsurfing. I chose the crossover board as it suits my needs for windsurfing and I can experiment with SUPing. First impressions - I like the whole deck eva foam, and the weight - its much easier to carry than a starboard start. First time on the water it was very easy to get started and very stable. I expected to fall off but almost couldn't - I tried silly stuff like jumping and standing as far back as I could to lift the nose and spin. I found it very easy to go in a straight line and easy to turn. In my opinion a perfect board for me to begin with. I have also tested it with a windsurf rig - I had a 5.5m wave sail and went out in fairly calm conditions. Perfect for messing around with and perfecting my gybes. Overall I thing this board will suit my needs both windsurfing and SUPing and is suitable for me to introduce my younger siblings to these great sports. I also feel the board would suit my development and last for years to come.
Ability to take rig,
Great on flat water and waves,
Fits in my tiny car!
Might not be as stable with a larger person (I'm 5ft 5" and weigh 60kg).
Also didn't like my core aching after an afternoon on the water! (Suppose that's due to my fitness or lack of!)
My main aim is to have a go and try to teach myself. I love to explore the coast where I live and figured this would be an ideal way. With the stability I intend to take it to a surf beach next time we have waves.
the Hero is a board that's...
Submitted by:Anonymouson 6/21/2012
the Hero is a board that's carves, stable ,paddles, it's strong, and it's fast. Great board.
what i like about the Hero is that it is easy to turn. on a dime , so they say.
The cons , is, i can not put my crab pot on it, like on my Whopper.. not a bad con ..
I mainly surf with my Hero