The new Carves. The classic freeriders are back, with their famous blend of easy, exciting and balanced performance. New for Spring Summer: three new additional sizes in the 111, 151 and 171.

The Carves are about fast, easy jibes and exhilarating rides. They offer a more classic, accessible feel with a quick, easy carving response and that special magic-touch ride that has made their fame.

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A classic freerider by design

A generous deck dome offers plenty of ergonomic comfort - whether inboard or outboard strap settings are used. These strap settings are positioned to mix performance, comfort and accessibility.

The shapes' classic vee distribution, with more vee in the tail and less in the front, their even volume distribution and added nose length, all contribute to the classic riding feel with extra longitudinal balance at lower speeds.

DFC (Dual Flat Concept) rockerline offer straight line speed with a lively and exciting ride. The new Carve tail design also packs some extra volume to add jibing forgiveness: it helps the rider float out of the maneuver without sinking too fast.

New sizes! 111, 151 and 171. "The 151 and 171 are two superb freeride shapes that are amazingly fun and easy to ride, with lots of performance and excitement. Personally, I had more fun riding the Carve 171 th n smaller boards in the 120 litre range, in 7.0 conditions. Planing jibes never came as easy, the boards just cruise through chop and their own momentum just lets the boards plane through.. I never thought my favourite board in the entire Starboard range would be so big; these new shapes are truly magical." Tiesda You, Starboard R&D.

Construction

Six sizes are available, in three technologies: 111, 121, 131, 141, 151, 171 litres; Wood, Technora and Tufskin.

The Wood option is the light weight high performance option that is crisp to ride, stiffer and quicker to accelerate. It offers the highest level of dynamic shape stability and offers superior comfort and control compared to Carbon boards. The unidirectional Australian pine wood sheet 0.6mm thick wraps the entire board, deck and bottom, to form a stiff and rigid shell that is also tough and impact resistant.

A new UV protection film covers the deck to protect exposed wood from sunlight. This increases the board's durability and helps prevent the wood from cracking under prolonged UV exposure.

The Technora model is the light high-performance at a more affordable price than Wood Technology. It remains crisp, stiff and exciting to ride, with a full wood skin covering deck, rails and bottom.

The Tufskin option is the more durable and impact resistant construction, offering the most value.

See Technology page for more details.

Fittings:

  1. Moderately wide shapes blend a classic feel with a degree of wind range, bottom end power and low speed stability
  2. An even volume distribution and a longer nose length offers more longitudinal stability
  3. Decks are heavily domed to provide full comfort in all strap positions: inboard or outboard
  4. Classic vee distribution on the bottom, with more vee in the tail and less vee in the nose
  5. New Freeride Power fin: relatively thick and stiff, the Freeride Power is very powerful and allows the rider to drive off the fin to accelerate. The fin planes up effortlessly and keeps its power in the lulls. The reduced flex also translates into more control in rough water conditions or high winds, as the fin will help maintain the board flat
  6. Dual Flat concept (DFC) rockerlines: the flat section under your feet is the main planing area. The second flat section in the tail provides tail kick to loosen the board, add maneuverability and free up the board, without compromising top speed or acceleration
  7. Multiple insert positions offer tuning options for intermediate/advanced/expert riders

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Model
Carve 111
Carve 121
Carve 131
Carve 141
Carve 151
Carve 171
Wood Technora 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) Weight (Technora) Weight (Tufskin AST)
o o o 111 245 66 42.8 11.3 Flat Vee 3 Drake Freeride Power 380 Tuttle 34-40 5.0-7.5 TBC TBC 8.6
o o o 121 251 68 43.8 13.2 Flat Vee 3 Drake Freeride Power 400 Tuttle 36-42 5.0-8.0 7.64 8.5 9.04
o o o 131 251 71 45.7 13.3 Flat Vee 3 Drake Freeride Power 440 Tuttle 38-46 5.5-9.0 7.77 8.75 9.4
o o o 141 252 73 47.2 13.3 Flat Vee 3 Drake Freeride Power 460 Tuttle 40-48 6.0-9.5 8.08 8.96 9.44
o o o 151 254 79.5 51.3 13.5 Flat Vee 3 Drake Freeride Power 480 Tuttle 42-50 6.5-10 8.7 TBC 10.3
o o o 171 271 85.5 54.6 14.8 Flat Vee 3 Drake Freeride Power 520 Tuttle 46-54 7.0-10 9.9 10.9 TBC
 
Carbon / WoodCarbon / Wood / Technora Weight are + or - 5%
Tufskin Weight are + or - 6%