TECHNOLOGY



WOOD
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, iSonic, Futura, Atom





WOODCARBON
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, Futura, iSonic, Formula, Atom





CARBON
Pure carbon construction both deck and bottom: Carbon Technology is selected on the light wind racing models where the key criteria are acceleration efficiency and maximum hull stiffness. Like WoodCarbon, Carbon Technology uses 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 for lightwind racing.

Availability: iSonic, Phantom Race




Advantages: light weight, stiff flex, quick response Availability:

TECHNORATM
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. Wave TechnoraTM boards are built with cross-linked PVC sandwich skins and a 14g/l EPS internal core. Freeride TechnoraTM replaces the PVC sandwich core with natural Australian plantation pine wood. The pine wood sheet is 0.6mm thick and covers the entire deck and bottom of the board. Sandwiched between biaxial layers of glass fibre, the wood/glass skin forms a stiff and impact-resistant outer shell. The result: a high performance board that is light, stiff and crisp to ride, and assembled through a more environmentally friendly construction process.

Advantages: light weight, stiff flex, quick response.

Availability: Kode, Evo IQ, Carve, Futura





TUFSKIN
Maximum durability and value. Tufskin 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 in the Tufskin AST models. An ASA skin wraps the board to improve the scratch and impact resistance of the Tufskin ASA models. Advantages: tough construction, more value, most durable

Advantages: tough construction, more value, most durable

Availability (Tufskin AST): Carve, Super, Kode Tufskin, Formula, GO, Gemini Mk II

Availability (Tufskin ASA): Start, Rio





ARMOUR TECH
Starboard's super durable and super tough technology designed for windsurfing clubs and schools. According to testing by German SURF magazine in May 2009, Armour Tech is lighter and stronger than blow-moulded polyethylene boards like HiFly boards, and also has higher impact resistance. A new benchmark.

Advantages: replaces blow-moulded polyethylene boards with something more impact-resistant yet lighter

Availability: Rio



SLICK SKIN
The new Slick Technology: our "soft & tough" construction for our new collection of low maintenance, user-friendly family products.

1) Double Wood stringers provide overall stiffness.
2) Wood half-deck provides extra impact resistance on the deck.
3) Soft Slick bottom material provides a smooth bottom finish with in a material that is tough, wear resistant and maintenance free.
4) Full EVA deck for a soft, comfortable touch. Fish-scale traction grooves are used in the most important areas.
5) Soft sponge bumper for your own safety.


Avantages: light, safe, comfortable, low maintenance

Availability: SUPer




ProTECT - UV protective film
All 2011 Starboard Wood Technology boards come with a new protective film that covers the exposed wood area of the deck. This film protects the wood from harmful UV rays to maintain the beautiful wood look. It also improves the bond between the non-slip clear coat and the board to make the non-slip more durable.

New ProTECT film: more durability and a longer lasting wood finish.



With ProTECT film: more durability and a longer lasting wood finish.

Without ProTECT film, after serveral years of sunlight exposure





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