What is dynamic shape stability?

It is the board's ability to maintain its shape while sailing. Flying at high speeds over water, the board is subject to distortions in all directions: bending, twisting, compression. This distortion is greatest where you can't see while you're sailing: on the bottom of the board, in the area in front of the fin box. Shape distortions in that area reduce the efficiency of the planing surface. In a board like the iSonic for example, dynamic shape stability plays an especially critical role.



Starboard's trademark construction since 1995. Developed by Jean Louis Colmas in 1984. These first Wood boards set the lead in lightweight sandwich technology, weighing in at a kilo under the competition, yet with higher impact resistance. A sheet of 0.6 mm Australian pine wood forms the full outer shell of the board. Wood's unique properties are its natural rigidity, superior resistance to compression and higher energy absorption compared to carbon. It is the construction with the highest dynamic shape stability.

Advantages:
  • Lighter weight
  • Highest dynamic shape stability
  • Rigid flex
Availability:
  • Evo, Evil Twin, Kode, Flare, Futura, iSonic, Phantom Race, Formula
  • Heavy Duty DUR-X Wood construction on Evo, Evil Twin, Kode 80 and smaller.


A combination of a wood spine with ultra light, flat-weave carbon. The first board construction in the World to utilize an ultra light carbon fibre that is flat-weaved and unidirectional for total mechanical efficiency. The unidirectional flat-weave fibre generates equal tensile strength as biaxial or woven carbon fibre, yet at half the specific weight. A layer of 0.6 Australian pine wood runs along the spine of the board to provide rigidity, additional structural integrity and to increase strength in the most stressed areas of the board. The wave orientated WoodCarbon boards use biaxial flat-weave carbon layers and additional PVC stringers on the bottom for extra strength.

Advantages:
  • Lightest weight
  • Stiffer flex
Availability:
  • Evo, Evil Twin, Kode, Flare
  • Unidirectional, ultralight flat-weave carbon is used on the Flare and Kode 94+ models
  • Additional bottom PVC stringers and biaxial flat-weave carbon is used on Evo, Evil Twin, Kode 86 and smaller models


A light weight, stiff and crisp construction at a more affordable price than Wood or WoodCarbon. TechnoraTM is a special type of high tenacity Aramid fiber with remarkably high tensile strength, high toughness, and high impact-resistant qualities. TechnoraTM reinforcements together with Kevlar, Carbon and Wood laminates strengthen the skin, nose, and heel areas. All TechnoraTM boards are built with cross-linked PVC sandwich skins and a 14g/l EPS internal core

Advantages:
  • Light weight
  • Stiff flex
Availability:
  • Kode, Futura
  • Heavy Duty DUR-X TechnoraTM construction on the Kode 80 and smaller.


Maximum durability and value. Tufskin technology uses layers of 3-dimensional 400g glass mat wetted out with an expanding epoxy resin system that creates volume within the skin as it cures under pressure. This creates a thick, stiff, and durable sandwiched laminate. The fine plastic skin that wraps the entire board adds scratch and impact resistance (Start, Rio models). The Tufskin AST variant loses the outer plastic skin to be replaced with a half-deck wood layer to improve rigidity without a weight penalty.

Advantages:
  • Toughest construction
  • Less expensive
  • Most durable
Availability:
  • GO, Start, Rio, Gemini, Kode Tusfkin, Phantom Race 320

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The innovation and quality gear developed will take your sailing to a new level when you encounter
the wind and waves any place any time.