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16th May 2010 06:02 AM
Unregistered Nico, it was just a fun (very fun) session. The "overtake" scene was just trying to find a good angle of my friend Caetano, who was on the Sport Tech version.

The Serenity Wood is a work of art, really beautiful board. It seems faster specially in non "glassy" conditions. It`s stiffer and a bit lighter too, but the white one (Sport Tech) works very well too.

Don`t forget to send pictures/movies from you sailing the Serenity in Venice!!

Ciao
Marcello
14th May 2010 08:07 PM
Unregistered (last is from me, Nico, sorry)
14th May 2010 08:06 PM
Unregistered Really amazing, especially seeing the tired flags oh the shore with almost no wind, and then the speed of the board.
Different sail size and/or rider skill, or the wood wersion is clearly faster than the sportech one? They say wood version is fragile, so I was wondering about the sportech one, as 400-500 grams shouldn't make the difference on a non planning board, I thought...
14th May 2010 07:25 PM
Unregistered I also admire this beautiful board,
but I would prefer it shorter and with a rotating daggerboard,
my dream would be a Phantom 320 with wooden deck or full wood ...
14th May 2010 10:19 AM
Unregistered Don't think twice, the Serenity is a great board for non-planning conditions. From 2 to 7 knots it's amazing! Just hook in and let it go gliding smooth, fun and fast!

Check this video made 2 days ago in a late afternoon session here in Brasilia. 3-8 knots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVqpsr289es

Marcello
14th May 2010 04:28 AM
Unregistered - Nico Thanks. It seems that every country but Italy appreciate Serenity.
Obviously I would have preferred testing/renting some time the board before thinking to buy it. And honestly an used cheaper model would be better for me; even if I've seen that the sportech model has a good price in Slovenia, better than in Italy.
Some time ago I've seen the Podersdorf centre selling on ebay.de/.at an used 2009 model for less than 600 euros (final auction price), I had the temptation to buy it but shipping cost to Venice mainland was huge (+130 euro). And in any case I surely want to test it before buying it.
13th May 2010 07:02 PM
Darko_Z I think it will be hard to find Serenity to rent, but Iím sure you can buy one. If you canít find it in Italy, you can try other country. Podersdorf is far away from Venice but you can ask in Slovenia, same direction but much closer to Venice, 160km to border.
You can check out this link:

http://www.starboard.si/ceniki/

I now this dealer already sold at least one Serenity board in Slovenia, but probably more. Only problem is that Serenity is not in stock, after you order it you usually have to wait a long time until you get it.
12th May 2010 05:22 PM
Unregistered - Nico Nothing to do, a lot of windsurf centers answered me but none of them has the Serenity.
No help from italian distributor.
Sad to say but one of them has clearly told me that the Serenity project was "killed" by the SUP explosion. Is it true? Also the slowly decreasing space for Serenity in Starboard website pheraphs shows that the idea of such an original board is fading.
Last thing: someone from Starboard staff can tell me if some Serenity board was ever sent to Italy?
15th April 2010 06:49 PM
Unregistered I already asked the italian Starboard distributor if they have imported and distributed to some shop or rental center a Serenity, but no answer from them up to now...

"da Nico
a Gianpiero@linkdistribution.com,
info@linkdistribution.com
data 14 aprile 2010 14.44
oggetto Starboard Serenity da noleggiare/testare?

Se Ť mai stato importato uno in Italia, mi indichereste un centro che lo noleggia o lo da da testare, ovviamente a pagamento? Per Venezia sarebbe una manna dal cielo, visto il vento che abbiamo. A meglio se in zona nordest o Garda. Mi va bene anche se hanno un modello vecchio e malmesso".

Umpf, strange to find the Serenity in the little no-sea country of Austria, and not in our Italy sorrounded by seas... I would be happy also with an older model in bad conditions, i use to repair mi boards so no problem...
2nd April 2010 02:33 AM
Jean-Marc
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I'm really fascinated by the Serenity. I live in Venice, yes right in the watertown, and here in summetime winds around 3-4 knots are usual. The Serenity would mean fun almost everyday, instead waiting for rare north-east strong winds.
The Serenity is a killer in such typical ultra light wind: faster and points higher than any other windsurfing board. This is the class America ultimate performance machine for such wind conditions. Period.

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Can you tell me where's the nearer Starboard windsurf center provided by Starboard with a Serenity to rent and test, better new model? Garda Lake? The nearer centre I've found is in Podersdorf, Austria, not just "around the corner"...
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Check out the Swiss dealer located in Luzern, Switzerland, for a demo.

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I asked it in Porto Pollo Sardinia center two years ago, but they knew and had the Gemini, they didn't know even what was the Serenity.
Way too windy a spot for a Serenity...

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And also: are you planning a shorter version of Serenity? Yes 460 means the maximum speed, but not the maximum easyness of carrying it, so a 360 also little wider in the middle could be a must, imho.
Nico
The Serenity is not a planing hull, but a true gliding hull. The longer the hull, the better in ultra light wind. In sum :

Serenity > Phantom380 > Phantom320 in winds less than 5 knots.

If you feel the lenght of the Serenity is a problem to you (why ?), a Phantom 380 or 320 is a good alternative, but not as good as the Serenity in 3-4 knots winds...

Cheers !

JM
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