TECHNOLOGY



CARBON
Pure carbon construction both deck and bottom: Carbon Technology is selected on the light wind racing models where the key criteria are acceleration efficiency and maximum hull stiffness. Like WoodCarbon, Carbon Technology uses an ultra light carbon fibre that is flat-weaved for total mechanical efficiency at half the specific weight of regular carbon weaves.

Advantages: lightest weight, stiffest flex for lightwind racing.



WOODCARBON
A combination of a wood spine / wood bottom with ultra light, flat-weave carbon. The first board construction in the World to utilize an ultra light carbon fibre that is flat-weaved for total mechanical efficiency at half the specific weight of regular carbon weaves.

Advantages: lightest weight, stiffest flex, quickest response. Stronger, more comfortable and more durable than pure carbon.



WOOD TECHNOLOGY
Developed by Jean Louis Colmas in 1984, Wood Technology became Starboard's trademark construction since 1995. Starboard's production Wood boards set the lead in lightweight sandwich technology then, weighing in at a kilo under the competition, yet with higher impact resistance.

A sheet of 0.6 mm Australian plantation 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.

Advantages: lighter weight, rigid flex. More impact resistant than Carbon.




TECHNORATM
A lightweight, stiff and crisp construction providing the highest performance value. 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. Built with cross-linked PVC sandwich skins and a 14g/l EPS internal core.

Advantages: light weight, stiff flex, tough in the most impact critical zones.



TUFSKIN
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. A half-deck wood layer improves rigidity and deck impact resistance in the Tufskin AST models. An ASA skin wraps the board to improve the scratch and impact resistance of the Tufskin ASA models.

Advantages: tough construction, more value, most durable.



SLICK SKIN
The Slick Technology: the "soft & tough" construction for our new collection of affordable, user-friendly family products. Double Wood stringers provide overall stiffness. A wood half-deck provides extra impact resistance on the deck. Soft Slick bottom material provides a smooth bottom finish with in a material that is tough, wear resistant and maintenance free. A full EVA deck gives a soft, comfortable touch. Fish-scale traction grooves are used in the most important areas. In the tail, there's a soft sponge bumper for extra safety.

Avantages: tough, affordable, user friendly.



ARMOUR TECH
Starboard's super durable and super tough technology designed for windsurfing clubs and schools. According to testing by German SURF magazine in May 2009, Armour Tech is lighter and stronger than blow-moulded polyethylene boards like HiFly boards, and also has higher impact resistance. A new benchmark.

Advantages: replaces blow-moulded polyethylene boards with something more impact-resistant yet lighter.


ProTECT - UV protective film protects Wood
Technology boards from UV damage.


With ProTECT film:
more durability and a longer lasting wood finish:



Without ProTECT film:
after several years of sunlight exposure: