8’10” WD Wide Points

A question that I get asked a lot lately is what are the differences between the 2011 8’10” Wide Point that I designed for Starboard, the 2012 8’10” Starboard Wide Point, and the 8’10” WD Wide that we manufacture…good question…fact is, there are significant differences…

We can start with price…since there aren’t any surplus 2011’s on the market…completely sold through…everyone that was made was sold…so, we’ll move on the the 2012’s…

Our SUP Sports WD models have Australian Pine decks, Goretex self breathers, and are $1299 with non-H20 absorbing pad, custom bamboo or carbon/honeycomb fins, & big wave rated leash with quick release…we also offer it in acid washed carbon for $1799…and, custom Made in the USA FeatherLite carbon for $2295…

The 2012 Starboard 8’10” Wide Point is $1599 in aqua or silver, $1699 in wood top, & $2699 in carbon (no pad)…

Some people have asked what are the refinements on the Starboard 2012 WP as stated in the catalog…let me start by stating that “refinement” can be in the eye of the beholder…the most noticeable difference is the wider nose on the 2012 Starboard…it grew to almost 22″…vs. 19″ on the 2011 and 18.5″ on ours…the widest point was moved up about 7″ on the 2012 over the 2011 measured from the tail…you can see this from the handle location being more towards the nose…we get ~ 63″ vs. 56″ on the 2011 and 55″ on ours…we actually measured the width at 32.5″ vs. 32″ on the 2011 and on ours…the tail widths are pretty close at around 18.75″…ours is a hair narrower…

Volume dropped on the 2012 to 143 liters…the 2011 was 151 liters…ours is a touch under that…

The bottom profile changed dramatically on the Starboard 2012…single concave the whole length of the board…both ours, and the 2011 Starboard, have deep concave in the nose turning into double barrel through the tail…our concaves are even deeper than the 2011 WP…this really helps the board roll from side to side when turning on a wave…you could call that a “refinement”…;-)

The rocker appears to be flattened a bit on the 2012…we have similar rocker as the 2011…but, with a touch more tail kick…

Starboard likes to use 50/50 rails forward…I don’t care for soft longboard rails on a performance board…we use 60/40 rails…the nose entry on our boards is also thinner and more high performance…

The graphics on the Starboard brushed carbons changed from green to red for 2012…

Much wider nose on the 2012…basically, it became what I would have done to improve the Hero…we continue to produce the original version as detailed below…now referred to as the “8’10” Classic”…;-)

Thinner nose entry…

Dozens of more comparison pics of the 2011 and 2012 Starboard 8’10” Wide Points…and, also our 8’10” WD Wide in this GALLERY

We have the 8’10″…9’2″…& 9’6″ models all at 32″ widths…

We’re also getting lots of calls and emails regarding shape and size differences of our shop boards compared to the industry leading shapes and models from Starboard and others…including the 9’5″ Wide Point, 10’5″ Wide Point, Drive, and Blend…like shown below…

Our 9’6″ x 32″ Stoke Wide…9’6″ x 30.5″ Stoke…and, the 9’5″ x 32″ Wide Point…

You can find more comparison pics HERE

WARDOG8’10” WD Wide Points