Hi Farlo. Perhaps you are right but i have had quite a bit of experience with Starboard woods and i have never had cause for concern about their strength.
If these specs are correct then strength is the only other explanation that i can think of that might justify this this weight increase. But that just does not make any sense. Starboard has had wood as their premium construction method since the 90s. And the key advantage of the wood has always been that they were way lighter... Why change it now?