Developed by Jean Louis Colmas in 1984, Wood Technology became Starboard's trademark construction since 1995. Starboard's production Wood boards then set the lead in lightweight sandwich technology, 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. It is the construction with the highest dynamic shape stability.

Advantages: lighter weight, highest dynamic shape stability, rigid flex, quicker response.

Availability: Quad IQ, Evo IQ, Kode, Flare, Carve

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.

Availability: Quad IQ, Evo IQ, Kode, Flare


ProTECT - UV protective film
All new Starboard Wood Technology boards come with a protective film that covers the exposed wood area of the deck. This film protects the wood from harmful UV rays to maintain the beautiful wood look. It also improves the bond between the non-slip clear coat and the board to make the non-slip more durable.

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

Without ProTECT film, after serveral years of sunlight exposure

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. All TechnoraTM boards are built with cross-linked PVC sandwich skins and a 14g/l EPS internal core

Advantages: light weight, stiff flex, quick response.

Availability: Kode, Evo IQ

Maximum durability and value. Tufskin AST 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.

Advantages: tough construction, more value, most durable

Availability: Carve, SUPer

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The new Slick Skin Technology: our "soft & tough" construction for our new collection of low maintenance, user-friendly family products. Double Wood stringers provide overall stiffness. Wood half-deck provides extra impact resistance on the deck. Soft Slick bottom material provides a smooth bottom finish within a material that is tough, wear resistant and maintenance free. Full EVA deck for a soft, comfortable touch. Fish-scale traction grooves are used in the most important areas. Soft sponge bumper for your own safety.

Avantages: light, safe, comfortable, low maintenance

Availability: SUPer