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Forum: Ask Our Team 10th September 2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By ThierryP
Hi Walter, As you may have realised by now,...

Hi Walter,

As you may have realised by now, there is no more Wood construction for 2017; the choice is now between Ultracore Carbon Reflex, and Ultracore Carbon Hybrid, with Hybrid being the more...
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th August 2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By ThierryP
Hail Ceasar! Sorry, I could not resist....

Hail Ceasar!

Sorry, I could not resist. Seriously, there is another way to protect the nose of your UltraSonic, which is to remove the foam protection, and replace it with the hard one. get in...
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th July 2016, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By ThierryP
I agree with you Ronnie, I do not understand why...

I agree with you Ronnie, I do not understand why Starboard did away with the K9 anti-twist plugs when they introduced the Drake Ultralight straps, as both the weight and the cost are insignificant....
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th July 2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By ThierryP
I would say that the 40 cm will still be good...

I would say that the 40 cm will still be good when you are fully powered, but you may need a 42 cm in light winds.
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th July 2016, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By ThierryP
Hi Bruno, You are right: if you do not use...

Hi Bruno,

You are right: if you do not use footsteps yet, and considering your weight, a Carve 161 or an AtomIQ 160 will be a better choice than the Futura. The Carve might be better suited to...
Forum: Ask Our Team 8th June 2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By ThierryP
I found that if the straps fit REALLY tight over...

I found that if the straps fit REALLY tight over the feet, the straps will not twist so much (if at all). If the straps are loose over the feet, then they will really twist a lot.
Forum: Ask Our Team 30th January 2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By ThierryP
Yes, there are different models: at least two...

Yes, there are different models: at least two different lengths; did you purchase the longer ones?
If not, is it possible that your scales are a bit off? 55 g. or 77 g. is very light, so it's easy...
Forum: Ask Our Team 27th January 2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By ThierryP
Alex, If you leave the fin permanently on...

Alex,

If you leave the fin permanently on the board, over time, sand will find its way eventually between the fin and the box, and it will be super difficult to remove the fin when you must, at...
Forum: Ask Our Team 25th January 2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By ThierryP
I am not on the Starboard team, but over the...

I am not on the Starboard team, but over the years I have owned 40 Starboards (purchased as new, new old stock, or second-hand), and I know how to read a serial number, so I can confirm that the way...
Forum: French Forum 17th January 2016, 02:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,200
Posted By ThierryP
Smile Isonic 97 wood 2016

Juste quelques commentaires en vitesse:
- déco magnifique (bien plus belle que la carbone)
- essayée avec la MauiSails TR-2016 7,7 en conditions bien toilé, et copieusement sur-toilé, et en MauiSails TR-XI...
Forum: French Forum 25th December 2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,572
Posted By ThierryP
Test isonic 2016 90 wood

Premières impressions au bout de quelques navigations avec l’iSonic 2016 90 WOOD.

La nouvelle déco est absolument magnifique : je n’en ai entendu que des compliments. Le Tiki en taille XXXL est du...
Forum: Ask Our Team 21st September 2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By ThierryP
You should go for either the Kode Wave 83, or the...

You should go for either the Kode Wave 83, or the 78. Obviously, the 78 may feel a tad smallish to go out in 18 knots with 4.9, and the 83 may feel a bit biggish when you are on your 3.7.
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th September 2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By ThierryP
How much wind will you be using the board in?...

How much wind will you be using the board in? What size sails will you be using? What is your level of proficiency?
Forum: Ask Our Team 20th August 2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,195
Posted By ThierryP
Alex, To get a precise answer, you should...

Alex,
To get a precise answer, you should indicate your weight, and whether you sail in mostly flat, or mostly choppy, conditions.
However, the ideal board size for your 7.9 is normally the 107,...
Forum: Ask Our Team 6th June 2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,410
Posted By ThierryP
Yes, that is the reason, indeed.

Yes, that is the reason, indeed.
Forum: Ask Our Team 4th June 2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,410
Posted By ThierryP
Just got some disappointing news: the new 50 (70...

Just got some disappointing news: the new 50 (70 l.) and 55 (75 l.) boards will only be launched for 2017.
Forum: Ask Our Team 3rd June 2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,757
Posted By ThierryP
Thank you for your reply, Chris. Have you had a...

Thank you for your reply, Chris. Have you had a chance to use the Kode FreeWave 81 as well? How do the two boards compare?
Forum: Ask Our Team 26th April 2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,757
Posted By ThierryP
Kode wave or kode freewave for freeride?

I am a slalom sailor, and I do not do any wave sailing. Sometimes, I sail in "nuclear" winds on a spot that gets extremely choppy, and even when I use my smallest (4.3) race sail and my smallest (68...
Forum: Ask Our Team 27th March 2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,548
Posted By ThierryP
Worth noting that some Starboard-sposored racers...

Worth noting that some Starboard-sposored racers (e.g. Taty Frans) use the Slalom Downwind in PWA events; I am not aware of any of them using the Slalom 8. Overall, the Slalom Downwind is considered...
Forum: Ask Our Team 20th January 2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By ThierryP
I thought the last 'S' in KISS was for 'stupid'?...

I thought the last 'S' in KISS was for 'stupid'? Anyway, about the only way to measure the volume of a board is to do what the windsurfing brands do: plunge it in a tank with markings, and check by...
Forum: Ask Our Team 20th January 2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,148
Posted By ThierryP
Yes, Taty is around that weight. He was 76 kg,...

Yes, Taty is around that weight. He was 76 kg, then he bulked up for slalom racing, and I think that he is about 80 kg now.
Forum: Ask Our Team 20th January 2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,506
Posted By ThierryP
Hi Emil, The differences between a carbon...

Hi Emil,

The differences between a carbon iSonic, and the same model in wood, are:
- the carbon board will plane slightly earlier, and will accelerate marginally faster
- the wood board will be...
Forum: Ask Our Team 12th January 2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,410
Posted By ThierryP
Hi Hans, First, the new Hi-Wind board will...

Hi Hans,

First, the new Hi-Wind board will definitely be released as a 2016 model, meaning it will be available in shops in the second half of this year. However, importers don't place lots of...
Forum: Ask Our Team 18th December 2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,447
Posted By ThierryP
Asle, I am with Mark: a 28 elliptical-shaped...

Asle,

I am with Mark: a 28 elliptical-shaped slalom fin (e.g. Sonntag, Gasoil Elliptique, Deboichet Upwind) is the ticket. If you can source a Deboichet SL4 (they are super fast), then go for a 30...
Forum: Ask Our Team 18th December 2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,410
Posted By ThierryP
As mentioned earlier, it is a 2016 board, so it...

As mentioned earlier, it is a 2016 board, so it is still in the development stage. Prototypes have been shaped and tested, and further refinement is needed, but the concept mentioned above is still...
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