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Alpha Racing SUP by Coreban
14' Alpha Racing SUP
Carbon Kevlar
 
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Dont let the breath-taking beauty of this high-end racing SUP board fool you. Coreban has done a brilliant job of matching form with function in their newly released 14 Alpha race series stand up paddle board. While this sleek board is designed for serious SUP racing and SUP downwinding, every paddler who gets a charge out of speed will love this board. Everything on this paddle board is designed with speed in mind.

Coreban Series: Carbon Kevlar

SUP weight: 27.6 lbs

SUP Dimensions: 14 x 28 x 6.5

SUP Volume: 280 Liters

SUP Fin Configuration: Single longboard

Our Price: $2,609.00

Product Code: BD-CB-A14-CBN


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Carbon Kevlar Racing SUP by Coreban - Alpha 14'

Coreban Racing SUP 14 feet

As is becoming common on stand up racing boards, the nose of this board features a deep V Surfski design and a high volume front deck to cut thru (and float over) the chop. About two-thirds the way back on the deck, the thickness steps down to a standing area with a lower center of gravity for increased stability and control. There is a gutter in the top deck to facilitate water run-off, which is designed for downwinding in open ocean swells. Sharp rails and a sharp tail in the rear minimize drag and increase water flow. The bottom deck of this racing SUP features a double concave profile, which enhances early planning and speed.

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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14" Alpha Racer June 11, 2012
Review by: V Hampton from Eastern Long Island, New York  
Love this board. Although I use it mostly for paddling on the bays, it's design literally eats up any waves which cross it's path.

Surprisingly it had really fabulous glide even though it's designed primarily for use as a downwind racer. Under certain conditions this board will go head to head with any of the elite brands on the market..

What's really remarkable is the lines on this thing. It's a beautifully designed craft.  And it came with a free bag!

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