View Full Version : Wanted: Starboard Compact

15th October 2008, 04:31 PM
Hello All,

I'm in the UK and am trying to get hold of a Starboard Compact DRAM.

Does anyone have one or know where I might get one?



19th October 2008, 04:00 AM
kanaha kai had one up in the rafters last april, in maui but or dont know if it was for sale or what it was there for , and it may be gone.

20th October 2008, 03:11 PM
Thanks for that Wildwind! :)

Not sure Mr Kai will want to post to the UK from Maui though!

I'm still keeping my eyes peeled.

They seem to be quite rare. :(



20th October 2008, 05:07 PM
My favorite shop in Belgium surfingwijnegem (specialized in starboard-severne) has a new one still in the shop.

(You can mail the owner on surfingwijnegem@skynet.be and tell him that you heared from Herman that he has still a compact in the shop.)

20th October 2008, 09:14 PM
i did not look clue in to your location , yeah shipping would be a killer.
i could get you one here in Canada, never used but again shipping ugggh. they look like a great concept, and i recommended the board to a few locals, as an upgrade form old electric rcoks type boards and even thought of it myself but i already have a formula, s-type, evo kinetic old plastic tiga etc etc too much kit!!
jeff @ wildwindsca@yahoo.com

21st October 2008, 04:39 PM
Thanks guys, you're very kind and most helpful! :)

I'll see how I get on and whether I can locate one over here before going overseas.

I'll certainly use your contacts if necessary, but may well e-mail to make sure I don't miss out on a bargain!

I'll have to weigh up cost to buy and shipping before making a decision.

I'm after a Compact as having been learning on a small Rio I feel I'm ready for something new that is easier to transport and store. Plus I like the look of them!

Best wishes,


21st October 2008, 07:12 PM
I don't think you want one. There is a reason it is not in the lineup anymore.

I have understood that it was mostly a design gimmic, but that it did not work particularly well. The short length means that it is hard to push over the planing threashold, and probably reguires some good pumping technique to get going. Meaning it is probably not a good next step after a Rio.

Look for a Futura or Go instead.

22nd October 2008, 07:01 PM
Thanks PG.

I'll have a look at your suggestions too!



23rd October 2008, 11:37 PM
I would agree with PG, but i disagree the concept of an easily transportable board not taking off does not justily the board being bad. It kind of a reminds me of a mini formula...if i doint have a formula i would have snapped up the one i saw.
jeff E

21st November 2008, 04:34 AM
dear nick, I have a second hand compact in very good conditions on sale. It is a wood model I have used sometimes. It has two fins: Drake Race 480 and Drake Freeride 380. I have enjoyed it very much. It is a very fast board that brings deep emotions. I sell it for 650 euros (the original price is 1650 euros). You would have to pay the shiping from Spain to UK in case you are intersted. What do you think? kind regards. robert

Chris Pressler
24th November 2008, 06:29 PM
The board is very interesting when you are sailing on it. It accelerates very quick, but gives you such a strange feeling, because itīs so short. But I had fun sailing this board. Only used it on choppy sweet water.
But can remember wehen I first used an EVO 80 it also felt strange, especially when tacking. But also felt great because it was new. My inner programm had to be adopted and then I loved the boardconcept. Perhaps it happens with the compact, too. Definitely itīs an extreme concept, but the board for sure works in the right conditions and is compact indeed.


25th November 2008, 04:52 PM
Thanks for your thoughts guys!

It looks as though I've located one for a reasonable price in the Netherlands that fits the bill all being well. :)

I did really only want the DRAM version but thanks for the offer Robert!

Happy sailing all,



27th November 2008, 01:42 AM
I havenīt got a Starboard Compact, but a Drops Blobix. Theyīre actually quite identical.

Have a look: http://www.totalwind.net/foro/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=30690

Contact me at tsinglefin@gmail.com for more info. Iīm in Spain...