The GO - Starboard's iconic range of progressive freeride boards. They are the original, comfortable, stable and easy all-round designs that have transformed modern windsurfing.

The GO introduced the concept of extra-wide and super stable freeride shapes. They were the first boards to feature a full soft EVA deck, making windsurfing more comfortable than ever. Their revolutionary wide-style designs gave the GO boards the ability to outperform even the most advanced racing designs at the time.

Today, the GO widestyle freeriders continue to live the concept, with five all new shapes. Comfort, ease of use, stability and performance all in one: The GO. One for all.

Sizes and features

The five sizes available are 121, 131, 141, 151 and 171. All the boards come with a host of neat features that make windsurfing more enjoyable, simpler and more easy.

  1. Foostrap positions for every level of sailing: beginner, intermediates and advanced.
  2. Carry handles in the centre: makes carrying the board under-arm easy.
  3. Carry handles in the nose: makes carrying the board by two people more convenient.
  4. Full soft EVA deck: comfortable for your feet, knees and elbows. You get lots of grip without the cuts or rashes. New for 2011: the EVA deck is raised high above the edges of the board to allow the water to flow freely around the board and carve jibe smoothly without interruption. The EVA deck is also reduced from the nose and tail area, keeping the soft deck away from abrasion intensive areas.
  5. The 151 and 171 models are delivered with two fins - a shallow fin that makes handling easier for beginners, including the first steps in shallower water, and a deeper, high performance fin that unlocks the full performance potential of the GO.
  6. New! The GO 151 and 171 now include centre fin-box - perfect for fitting an extra centre fin that makes a beginner's first steps even easier.

Design

The GO boards are designed around three key principles: make planing easy, make the ride fast and exciting, and make the handling fun and responsive.

The new outlines are longer, including a profile that is stretched out and more slender. This allows the boards to get planing more smoothly and more gradually as they glide forwards. Maintaining plenty of width, the GOs remain super stable with lots of power in reserve. For more advanced riders, this power can be used with larger sails to maximize the board's early planing abilities, drive upwind and reach top speed.

New hard rail edges allow the board to release cleanly from the water as it accelerates, promoting early planing yet further and giving the board a crisp, clean ride with sharp accelerations with every gust of wind.

In the turns, the GO's shape makes jibing virtually automatic. They are the easiest boards to learn your carve jibes, perfect your skills and make your first fully-planing jibes. Their width, their narrow, rounded tails and the float designed into the board's rails makes them plane out of a jibe more easily than ever.

Technology

Available in Tufskin with a full EVA deck, the GO boards are very tough and durable. See Technology page for more details and to see what's inside a Tufskin board.

FITTINGS:

  1. Carry handles in the centre: makes carrying the board under-arm easy
  2. Full soft EVA deck: comfortable for your feet, knees and elbows. You get lots of grip without the cuts or rashes. New for 2011: the EVA deck is raised high above the edges of the board to allow the water to flow freely around the board and carve jibe smoothly without interruption. The EVA deck is also reduced from the nose and tail area, keeping the soft deck away from abrasion intensive areas.
  3. Foostrap positions for every level of sailing: beginner, intermediates and advanced.
  4. Carry handles in the nose: makes carrying the board by two people more convenient.

New! The GO 151 and 171 now include centre fin-box - perfect for fitting an extra centre fin that makes a beginner's first steps even easier.


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Model
Go 121
Go 131
Go 141
Go 151
Go 171
Tufskin 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 (Tufskin)
o 121 251 68 43.8 13.2 Flat Vee 3 Drake Freeride Power 400 Tuttle 36-42 5.0-8.0 9.2
o 131 251 71 45.7 13.3 Flat Vee 3 Drake Freeride Power 440 Tuttle 38-46 5.5-9.0 9.5
o 141 252 73 47.2 13.3 Flat Vee 3 Drake Freeride Power 460 Tuttle 40-48 6.0-9.5 9.7
o 151 254 79.5 51.3 13.5 Flat Vee 3 Drake Freeride Power 480 + Drake Shallow 410 Tuttle 42-50 6.5-10 11.07
o 171 271 85.5 54.6 14.8 Flat Vee 3 Drake Freeride Power 520 + Drake Shallow 410 Tuttle 46-54 7.0-10 11.6
 
Carbon / WoodCarbon / Wood / Technora Weight are + or - 5%
Tufskin Weight are + or - 6%