The current leader of the PWA Constructors Championship, Starboard, have released their 2013 range which comprises of 84 new models across the wave, freestyle, slalom, speed and freerace disciplines, as well as a new concept aimed at the entry level market with the inflatable WindSUPs.
The Quads are Starboard's wave boards. They generate maximum speed and drive, bringing an awesome flow and power to your sailing
With the new 2013 shapes, Quads perform in all wave & wind conditions.
Stable and direct in feel, the Quads are most rewarding when driven off the rails for power turns. They like to turn on a full rail. With their four-fin grip, they give a very connected sensation yet they still give the ability to lose the tail when extended through the lip for a rotational (whipped) move.
All-new 2013 shapes provide new levels of drive and control in a wider range of conditions along with a lively, controlled, straight line planing sensation.
The NuEvo is a high-performance surfboard style wave board. It excels in sideshore to side-onshore conditions, from knee to logo high waves. Its specialties are tight rail turns with excellent rail-to-rail transitions and extra-tight top turns. The NuEvos still have good capabilities in larger side-offshore wave conditions.
Jumping and aerials are helped by the hyper-compact outline, which reduces swing weight and the wider tail helps boosting off ramps.
The NuEvos are comfortable boards for general sailing with forward Vee and soft rails that dampen the effects of chop.
Wave or Freestyle Wave - what's your style?
The Kode Waves are Philip Koster’s fast, aerial style ‘next- generation’ signature wave boards. The Kode Waves are for riders who like to blend aerials and takas with powerful wave- carving. Their straight-line speed and acceleration also make them the most ideal for big airs and double combination loops.
The Flares are Starboard's competition grade freestyle boards. An uncompromised design backed by the world's best freestyle team.
The Flares are very quick to accelerate and feel compact in both aerial- and sliding maneuvers, they pop easily, carve and respond quickly to a riders input.
They are very light yet remain extremely strong. They are perfectly balanced and agressive enough to invite their riders to go for bigger, faster and combination tricks with confidence while being forgiving enough to help them stick every move.
The Flares also come in more sizes than any other freestyle board range, catering for riders of all ages.
The iSonics are Starboard’s slalom boards
The iSonics: fast racing machines designed for the highest top speeds, the highest average speeds, the quickest accelerations with powerful overtaking abilities throughout a wide wind range - maximum efficiency.
The range itself is designed around the PWA’s three board format: a perfect quiver covering all conditions can be achieved by selecting one board most suitable from each of the iSonic’s three size-categories listed on the right.
The three smallest sizes are most narrow and shaped specifically for high wind conditions. The three middle sizes are compact designs for maximum performance across a wide wind range, particularly medium wind strengths. The three largest sizes are extra-wide designs emphasizing light wind performance.
The Futuras are Starboard's freerace boards. Freerace boards are designed to go extremely fast, like slalom boards, but with more user-friendliness and more comfort. They are the sports cars of windsurfing
When it was first introduced in 2008, Starboard's Futuras revolutionary design redefined the freerace category.
Several years later, the Futura has become the market leader and the overall benchmark in freeracing. In 2011 it won every comparative test it entered (Planchemag, WIND Magazine, Windsurf UK, BOARDS and SURF Germany). In 2012, it won the WIND Top Choice award for the second time in a row.
Be sure to check out Starboard’s feature documentaries, which can be found below, on each of their new boards, as the top riders talk you through the new range and show you exactly what they are capable of on the water.
The Flare with Kiri and Taty @ http://youtu.be/u9wZzNqcR8c
The Koster Kode, featuring Philip @ http://youtu.be/9RfY03t7SQE
James Hooper presents our brand new NuEvo @ http://youtu.be/M1X6laE5oMw
Scott McKercher and his Quads @ http://youtu.be/m2DbnHUzjQ0
WindSUP @ http://youtu.be/Tt_QWISB_ZA
Isonic racing @ http://youtu.be/ASuRkebepI4
For more information and the full specifications simply head over to the official Starboard website HERE.