For the 2010 and 2011 Formula generation, Starboard introduces two all new designs in an all new technology: the Formula LWR WoodCarbon and Formula HWR WoodCarbon

Formula HWR

Designed for light to medium winds or for medium to Heavy Weight Riders, the Formula HWR provides the most all round performance. Reigning World Champion Wojtek Brozozowski, Michael Polanowski and Remi Vila have come up with a new rocker line with 2mm extra tail-lift and a tail design with a new cutaway shape.

The cutaway shape provides a longer rail length and a wider planing surface under your back foot. Combined with the 2mm extra tail-lift, this allows the board to generate power yet also release from the water creating a more lively board that hunts upwind at greater angles. With more power and a wider planing surface area, the Formula HWR is also quicker overall, and immune to wind or water conditions. Choppy water or flat water, underpowered or overpowered: the Formula HWR delivers peak performance.

Formula LWR

The new Formula LWR is designed for medium to high winds or for medium to Lighter Weight Riders. The LWR has the same new cutaway shapes as the HWR, to increase the efficiency of the planing surface and increase the power delivery under your back foot.

With 5mm more tail-lift, the board also has more release and provides a livelier ride, making the board more immune to wind and water conditions. The nose has also been thinned down for improved aerodynamics and a reduced nose weight.

Starboard's new Formula WoodCarbon Technology

After thorough tests between pure wood technologies, pure carbon technologies and two variations of a new Wood Carbon hybrid technology across various wind, water and rider conditions, Starboard chose the hybrid WoodCarbon technology with a uni-directional 80g carbon deck. This technology blends the advantage of carbon and the advantage of wood into one board.

With its wood bottom, Starboard's Formula continues to provide the best control, comfort and dynamic shape stability in its class. With its carbon deck, the board provides the crisp, light and razor-sharp acceleration efficiency in all wind conditions. Starboard's new Formula WoodCarbon Technology: the hybrid construction that brings you the best of both worlds.

The Formula LWR and the Formula HWR WoodCarbons: two all-new designs for the 2010 and the 2011 racing season. Gentlemen, start your engines.

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Formula LWR
Formula HWR
WoodCarbon Tufskin AST Volume Length Width Tail width Thickness Bottom shape (from tail to nose) Number of footstrap rows Fin Finbox Recommended fin range Recommended sail range Weight (Wood/Carbon) Weight (Tufskin AST)
o 117 216 92.5 69.8 9.6 Double Concave to Flat Vee 2 Drake R13 Race NR 620 S-FLEX Deep Tuttle 54-66 5.5-8.5 10.33
o 160 228 100.5 77.9 12 Flat Vee to Double Concave to Flat Vee 2 Drake R13 Race 700 NR Deep Tuttle 7.5-12.5 12.18
o 168 228 100.5 78 12.2 Flat Vee to Double Concave to Flat Vee 2 W/O Fin Deep Tuttle 62-70 8.5-12.5 9.07
o 162 228 100.2 81.1 12 Flat Vee to Double Concave to Flat Vee 2 W/O Fin Deep Tuttle 62-70 8.5-12.5 8.88
Carbon/Wood Carbon/Wood/Technora Weight are + or - 5%
Tufskin Weight are + or - 6%