After the release of the Wave & Freestyle range a month ago, Starboard is now proud to present the rest of the 2014 range, our finest collection of boards yet. The range has been refined for every windsurfing category and innovative in many new ways. Key highlights of the year include the reintroduction of the slim AtomIQs and our big push with the new WindSUP Freeride which will take us back to the future. We also have brand-new iSonics, Carves, WindSUP Inflatables, Phantoms and WindSUP Sails...!
The AtomIQs are Starboard’s next generation of super thin freemove boards. As freemove boards, they are designed to be exciting and fast in the straight line yet highly maneuverable and aggressive with a widest wind-range and control. The slim & wide shape of the AtomIQs allow them to plane early like a board with 15 liters of extra volume, yet remains as maneuverable as a board with 15 liters less. With the right tuning, you get a wind range that covers three classic freeride boards.
The Carves are Starboard’s freeride boards. As freeride boards, they are designed to be fast, exciting and fun, while delivering their best performance regardless of rider skill: we call it Plug and Play. The all-new 2014 Carves, with their slimmer shapes and reworked rocker are the class-leaders in wind range and accessibility.
The Formulas are Starboard’s Formula race boards. Formula racing is the modern format of windsurfing course-racing, which is a close cousin of sail-boat racing. First introduced in 1998, Starboard’s Formula was the first wide-style racing board. By 2000, it dominated the racing scene by taking the Top 6 in the World Championships. Throughout the decade, Starboard’s Formula continued to dominate, with 11 top positions in the 2006 World Championships. In 2007, Formula rules changed, requiring board designs to be frozen for two years.
The iSonics are Starboard’s slalom boards. They are fast racing machines designed for the highest top speeds, the highest average speeds, the quickest accelerations with powerful overtaking abilities throughout a wide wind range.
The boards for SUPing and windsurfing in one: the Starboard WindSUPs. WindSUPing is the fastest growing category of windsurfing, showing rapid development in the last few years. Essentially, Starboard’s WindSUPs utilize the same shape and fittings as their SUP models, but add a mast track and a retractable dagger board.
Starboard’s unique WindSUP Inflatables: reinventing the inflatable concept for windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding. Available in five sizes, you can choose between the centre fin version (Fun) and the dagger board version (Deluxe). Lighter and tougher than traditional hard boards, these boards are seriously fun toys for the whole windsurfing/paddle boarding family as well as for schools and clubs.