Big Winds reviews Starboard 2017 SUP Inflatables: Zen vs. Deluxe

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Big Winds does it again.  In their professional team spirit, they break it down for us in terms of what are the specifications and differences in this year’s 2017 Starboard inflatable stand up paddle board line.  Take a moment, do your research and spend three minutes getting a quality review.

Starboard Zen vs. Deluxe:  What is the bang for your buck?

An inflatable without any glue?  Check out what Big Winds‘ manager TJ Gulizia has to say about the construction, overall weight and quality of the 2017 Starboard Sup inflatables line.  You won’t be disappointed!  Hear about the additional value to get for your cost in upgrading from the Starboard Zen to the Deluxe edition.  It’s pretty incredible and, as always, TJ’s review gets right to the heart of the value so YOU know what it is you’re paying for.

Aloha, Big Winds!  Keep the stellar reviews coming.

Who is Big Winds?

Big Winds is one of the largest kiteboarding, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding product and accessory shops in the United States today.  Established in 1987 in the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River, Oregon, Big Winds is hosts a staff of experienced players who are supremely passionate about watersports and equipment and who are qualified to offer expert advice on the products within their store any day.  In addition to offering an enormous rental/demo fleet for all levels of riders, the Big Winds windsurf and stand up paddling school is one of the best in the Pacific North West.  Stop by and say ‘hi’ to TJ and the gang to get the information and quality equipment you need for your next great adventure.

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.