Double-screw fittings for the back footstrap for maximum insert shear resistance (Kode 68, 74, 80 models)
New Drake Slick Strap III straps with larger size adjustment range
Fish Scale pads for a unidirectional grip. Grips when you need it to, releases when you don't
Heel Bumpers on the 68, 74 and 80 models. Extra thick pads on the 86, 94 and 102 models.
Harder release edge rails with a lower apex: more aggressive and a sharper rail bite with more speed and acceleration
Fast rockerlines are the basis for speed, early planing and acceleration. A subtle tail-kick release edge provides a free-flying ride and a smooth carving nature in tight turns
Spiraling vee concept creates more vee in the front of the board than in the tail: more front foot carving power and a more forgiving nature in rotational freestyle moves.
Drake Natural Wave CNC G10 fins - designed by Mark Nelson (68, 74, 80, 86 models)
Drake Crossover CNC G10 fins - designed by Curtis Hesselgrave (94, 102 models)
Drake Freeslalom Swift Carbon Prepreg fins - designed by Tiesda You (112, 122 models)
Starboard's trademark lightweight construction with industry leading reliability and maximum dynamic shape stability.
Dur-X label on the 68-80 models.
The bomb-proof sandwich core construction with the easiest maintenance and highest durability.
Dur-X label on the 68-80 models.
Ultralight UD carbon and a wood spine on the 94-122 models
Biaxial carbon and double PVC stringers on the 68-86 models.
Starboard's flagship range for 2009. The result of two years of intense R&D involving an unprecedented
number of riders and designers to shape, test, tweak and refine the ultimate wave-freestyle collection.
Nine designers: Boujmaa Guilloul, Scott McKercher, Kevin Pritchard, Tiesda You, Svein Rasmussen, Jim Drake,
Sven Akerboom and freestyle specialists Taty Frans and Kiri Thode. Five countries across four continents:
Australia, Vietnam, Maui USA, Thailand and Gran Canaria Spain. The ultimate wave-freestyle collection.
Available in WoodCarbon, Wood and TechnoraTM. Available in eight sizes: 68, 74, 80, 86, 94, 102, 112, 122.
This is the Kode.
The formula for the new Kodes is speed and aggressiveness with maximum maneuvering versatility for wave riding,
freestyling or simply jibing. Old school freestyle, new school freestyle, driven bottom turns, tight cut-backs,
sideshore surf, onshore surf, back foot jibes or front foot jibes - the Kodes have a style fit for aggressive
riders hungry for speed and power in all conditions.
Rockerline: all Kodes are based on fast rockerlines as the basis for speed, early planing and acceleration. A subtle tail-kick release edge provides free-flying rides and a smooth carving nature in tight turns.
Vee: all Kodes feature the spiraling vee concept that creates more vee in the front of the board than in the tail. This spiraling vee delivers front foot carving power and a forgiving nature in rotational freestyle moves.
Rails: all Kodes have a rail shape with a harder release edge and a lower apex. This provides a more aggressive and sharper rail bite with more speed and acceleration.
Outlines: all Kodes follow a compact outline concept to provide a quick and responsive ride. Individually adapted to fit each size, the largest Kodes have the most rounded outlines and the smallest Kodes have the straightest outlines.
Special features on the Kode 68, 74, 80: Heel bumpers; double insert screws for the back foot; extra double PVC stringer reinforcements on the WoodCarbon models. Dur-X construction on the Wood and TechnoraTM models. The Kode 68 also features an extra thin tail that requires the back strap to be mounted on an offset angle.
Special features on the Kode 86, 94, 102: No heel bumpers for a lighter and more direct feel; Inboard and outboard insert position options.
Special features on the Kode 112, 122: Enlarged cut-aways and new fins for more speed, quicker accelerations and improved jibing performance. No heel bumpers for a lighter and more direct feel; Inboard and outboard insert position options.
Available in WoodCarbon, Wood and TechnoraTM:
The World's lightest boards? WoodCarbon - the combination of a wood spine and ultralight carbon: a new composite material matrix that sets a new benchmark. The technology is the first board construction in the World to utilize an ultralight carbon fibre that is flat-weaved 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 solicited areas of the board. The Kode 68, 74, 80 and 86 WoodCarbon use biaxial flat-weave carbon layers and additional PVC stringers on the bottom for extra strength.
The Wood and TechnoraTM versions continue with the same specifications as 2008, constructions that have been refined since 2000 to provide the industry's leading warranty figures and the most reliable lightweight boards to date. The Kode 68, 74 and 80 are built to Dur-X standards: double sandwich construction, oversized reinforcements and on the Wood Dur-X models, there is a full 0.6mm wood skin (deck and bottom) for maximum rigidity, strength and dynamic shape integrity.
Starboard's flagship range for 2009
Designed and refined by the largest R&D team ever brought together
Designed for speed and aggressiveness with maximum maneuvering versatility, for wave riding, freestyling or freeriding
Weight* WoodCarbon (kg.)
Weight* Wood (kg.)
Weight* TechnoraTM (kg.)
Sail range (Msq)
Fin range (cm)
Drake Natural Wave 210
Drake Natural Wave 220
Drake Natural Wave 230
Drake Natural Wave 250
Drake Cross Over 280
Drake Cross Over 300
Drake Freeslalom Swift 360
Drake Freeslalom Swift 380
WoodCarbon , Wood and TechnoraTM weights +-5%. Sail ranges and fin are recommended indications.
Starboard windsurfing equipment's technology has proven to win more championships than ever. 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.