2014 Starboard Range

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...!

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2014 AtomIQs

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.

Very thin rails and profile combined with the compact and wide outline give the Atom IQs their sporty and comfortable character with aggressive and easy jibes and a lively planing.

For 2014, the Atom IQs come in three sizes: 100, 110 and 120 liters and in only one construction: Carbon

2014 Carves

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.

This year, Rémi Vila, designer of the Carves, went 8% slimmer again. The thickness has been reduced in specific areas of the board to boost control and provide more sensations and more responsiveness without affecting comfort. The rocker has also been reworked, eliminating the tail kick and introducing a longer flat and longer side-cuts. To improve jibing, the rails are now softer between the straps where foot pressure is applied to jibe.

2014 Formula

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.

This year, one new design replaces the two Formulas of 2012/2013 for the new season 2014/2015. This new design has an 84 cm tail width combined with a new rockerline that accelerates faster and new tail design and cut-aways on the bottom to promote quicker accelerations and higher speeds on the upwind tack.

2014 iSonics

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.

In a nutshell, for 2014, the 80 liters, 87, 90, 97 and 107 liters iSonics are fully upgraded with shorter, wider and slimmer shapes and new cut-aways/side-cut designs that make for a wider wind range than before, more control, better acceleration and higher top speed.

The 110, 117 and 130 liters are more evolutionary with new cut-aways/side-cut designs that boost top end speed and acceleration. They are a little bit thinner and the 110 liters was lengthened to match the balance of the range.

2014 WindSUPs

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.

New sizes for 2014 are the 12’6” x 36” Summerboard, the perfect learning tool with amazing stability and glide, the proven 11'2" x 30" Blend and a very highly recommended 12’2” x 30” Freeride, going back through time with a very special and retro shape that brings back the joy of a beautiful glide and smooth planing.

2014 WindSUP Inflatables

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.

New for 2014, the WindSUP Inflatable 9'0 x 30" is the board for younger or lighter riders. And it's the most compact and maneuverable WindSUP Inflatable yet! Available only in Fun version.

The WindSUP Inflatables 10'0 x 34", 11'2" x 32", 11'2" x 39" and 12'6" x 32" Touring are other options, available both in Fun and Deluxe versions!.