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Alpha Racing SUP by Coreban
12'6" Alpha Racing SUP
by Coreban (Pure)
 
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The 126 SUP racing board is typically the largest stand up paddle racing board that still resembles a surfboard. Once they go beyond about 126, the variety of designs really opens up and anything goes. At the 2010 Battle of the Paddle in Dana Point, CA, the final relay race out thru the waves and back to the beach featured an open class of boards anywhere up to 126. It seems this length of stand up paddle board has established itself as a sort of standard SUP racing class.

Coreban Series: Pure

SUP weight: 28.2 lbs

SUP Dimensions: 126" x 29 x 5

SUP Volume: 226 Liters

SUP Fin Configuration: Single longboard

Our Price: $1,959.00

Product Code: BD-CB-A12-PU


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12'6" Alpha Stand Up Racing SUP by Coreban (Pure)

Coreban SUP 12'6"

This Alpha racing SUP by Coreban kind of resembles a slightly fatter version of a big gun surfboard that hardcore surfers use to surf big waves. The aggressive profile of the Alpha makes for a very fast touring board with great glide. With 226 liters of volume, this beautiful wood-veneered SUP by Coreban is a great choice for extra large riders or even to use as a tandem board. The SUP outline features a long drawn out pointed nose up front and a pintail in the rear. Its a great board for class racing or to use as an open ocean downwinder. As it still holds true to the general surfboard shape (versus more of a canoe shape of many SUP racing boards), you can still surf this board just fine.

About Coreban

The Coreban company has been making high-quality, high-performance stand up paddle surfing boards since 2005, longer than most every brand of SUP on the market. Their primary focus is on stand up paddle surfing performance. Their secondary focus is on high-quality, durable boards. Theyre not the cheapest boards on the market. In reality, they may very well be some of the most expensive stand up paddle boards on the market but they make a product that is widely hailed by those who do EPS board repairs as some of the best made boards out there. And when you spend $1000+ on a piece of sports equipment, its not really supposed to be a disposable product. Its a product that you will take to the repair shop if you get a major ding or puncture. Coreban gets this, and they design their boards for long term durability in addition to performance.

To bring this concept of quality and durability home to you, here is a personal experience I had while attending a board retailers seminar at a recent ASR (Action Sports Retailers) tradeshow. During the lunch break I had the fortune of sitting at a lunch table with a couple of well known surf shop owners from Southern California. These are guys that have been in the surf industry for decades and each own several major surf shops. Funny, for as much perceived tension as there is between surfers and stand up paddle surfers, it seems all of the shop owners are huge SUP fanatics. Thats what they do in their off time. I actually learned to SUP from a local San Diego shop owner. Anyways, at lunch they were discussing SUPs and I asked them what they thought of Coreban boards. The consensus was that they were some of the best boards out there. They commented that while many of the high-end board brands are all made in the same factory overseas, the Coreban ones seem to do something differently and the result is a board that can take abuse and show virtually no signs. While almost every other board out there (no matter how big the brand, or how expensive) seems to get the rails dinged up over time, the Corebans just dont. From that conversation, my mind was made up about which high-end board to carry in addition to our own Tower stand up paddle boards. Corebans may not be the best priced board out there, but if youre the type of person who is much more concerned with getting the absolute best there is versus getting the best price, you cant go wrong with a Coreban.


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