Designed for light to medium winds or for medium to heavy weight riders, the Formula HWR provides the most all round performance. Wojtek Brozozowski, Michael Polanowski and Remi Vila's new design incorporates 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 more power yet also release from the water more, creating a more lively board that hunts upwind at greater angles and with a deeper power reserve. With this increased power and a wider planing surface area, the Formula HWR becomes quicker over a wider range, becoming more immune to imperfections in the wind or water conditions. Choppy water or flat water, underpowered or overpowered: the Formula HWR delivers peak performance.
The new Formula LWR is designed for medium to high winds or for medium to lighter weight riders. Based on the highly successful and still popular F160, the LWR has the same new cutaway shapes as the LWR, 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 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 carbon deck and full wood bottom. 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 HWR and the Formula LWR WoodCarbon: two all-new designs for the new racing season.
New tail rockers:
2mm more lift in the HWR compared to the F162/F161
5mm more lift in the LWR compared to the F160
New WoodCarbon hybrid technology: the control, comfort and shape stability of Wood + the crisp, light and razor-sharp efficiency of Carbon.
New cutaway shapes: For a longer rail length and a wider surface area under your back foot