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
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