Starboard GO 155, Boards (UK), Jun 2010




THEY SAY :

"For 2010, the GO boards share the same original formula and the same features that made them so successful for over decade. They offer stability, comfort and volume with a blend of high performance, speed and fun for the progressing rider. They have a full EVA deck for comfort, multiple footstrap insert position for beginners, intermediates and expert, and carry handle in wider boards for convenient handling. The GO boards have more stability than any other in the sane market, and the 155 is supplied with an additional shallow fin to

help those learning to beachstart. For advance windsurfers the footstraps can be set in the advance positions, and the board fitted with the supplied racing fin to deliver some serious performance."

THE PACKAGE :

Available with a Tushingham Express rig package, which is said to combine superb low-end power with balanced handling to bring larger boards up onto the plane with ease. It's a five-batten monofilm design that's perfect for progression, the mast is a high quality 45% carbon Freewave, and boom is an Aeron Rookie.

WE SAY :

This is the most stable of all of the early intermediate boards, and could therefore be untilised earlier on if the sailor is happy making ground upwind without a daggerboard. In every level of sailor, so that when you're ready you'll rapidly gain confidence and plane with the version, which is perfect for those learning new techniques. The GO also come supplied with two higher performance on which is there when you're ready for it. The Tushingham Express rig package is simple to put together, the bloom and mast are of a good standard, and the sail is nice and forgiving on water.

TECH SPEC :

Length - 249cm Width - 85cm Volume - 155L Weight - 11.9kg

OVERALL :

An excellent first purchase package for confidence beginners and early intermediates who want to get into planning windsurfing. It has the possibility of taking you from your first tack to fully planning carve gybes in one simple package. A great off-the-shelf setup that will last you for years.