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Starboard Rio S, PlancheMag (France), Jul - Aug 2008




The Rio S has a good compact feel compared to other boards, which makes it one of the favourites for light/medium weights in light winds. Easy and efficient to glide and cruise around, the Rio is at its best when it starts to plane. Because of the special double deck system, even in the most advanced footstrap settings, the board is suitable for either intermediates or experts. It’s the best compromise between accessibility, efficiency and comfort.

In conclusion, this Starboard is one of our ’Heart Winners’ thanks to its incredible all–round ability. It is the board that to us, appears as the most complete board offering the best ratio between ease, comfort and performance