Step forward in waveboard evolution.
Short length, nose width, relatively flat rocker and a quad fin setup amount to a unique sensation on the water: unparalleled reactivity. Hence the name: Reactor.
The Reactor will create drive through turns and redirect immediately when hitting the lip. It will fit into tighter pockets and boost airs easily. Ideal for European cross-on shore conditions and down-the- line wave riding. It is a whole new sensation.
The Reactor combines both unusual and more traditional features.
Rocker: Fast and flat rocker for speed; both in the straight line and on the wave.
Bottom Shape: Heavy Vee off the tail allows for quick rail-to-rail transitions. Foot pressure is instantly rewarded. Combination of single and double concaves from fins to nose for speed, control and reactivity.
Fins: Quad fin setup provides grip and drive with amazing projection through the lip when hit, holding a rail or blowing the tail. Back fins have a wider base for more grip; front fins provide stability and control while driving the board through the turns.
Outline: Compact and stubby, with a lot of nose width. Waist-high or logo waves, a shorter board fits into tighter pockets, making for more radical surfing. Width makes it easier to hit (and not miss) the lip, and improves stability and confidence in the rider.
Rails: Relatively fine rails, with softer low-apex rails towards the nose for grip and sharper rails in the back for planing release and bite.
The result: a board for unparalleled reactivity in any conditions, from on-shore Tenerife to down-the-line Gnaraloo.
Together with the Quad and the Kode, the Reactor completes Starboard’s simplified wave range.
Instant grip, connection and drive.
The Quad brings a combination of speed, flow and power to your sailing, for the most connected sensation to the wave. The four fins, tail-vee bottom shape and refined rails make it stable and extremely responsive, allowing for the most powerful and smoothest turns when driving off the rails.
Rocker: Balanced rocker with a low entry, a “power flat” positioned forward of the mast track and decent tail kick combine enhanced planing performance with responsive turning ability.
Outline: Traditional outline with extra rail-rocker curvature and more curve between the feet makes for easier, tighter turns and more verticality. Squash-tail adds buoyancy which translates to versatility.
Bottom Shape: Mono-concave in the front mid-section creates acceleration, speed and lift. The transition to the double concave Vee happens forward of the fins for quick and easy rail-to-rail transitions and cutbacks. Flat Vee in the tail for immediate trajectory changes.
Rails: A combination of volume for buoyancy and sharpness for sensitivity, control and grip through high-speed turns, while dealing effectively with chop or turbulence.
Fins: Classic Quad fin set up with standard fin cluster positioned right over the back foot for grip. Ultra-light and reinforced Slot Box 10 for “plug & play” performance.
Together with the Kode Wave and the Reactor, the Quad forms Starboard’s wave range.
If the Kode Wave is the faster, aerial Koster-style wave board
for European conditions and the Reactor is Jaeger Stone’s ultra- responsive, extremely reactive evolution waveboard, the Quad is Scott McKercher’s powerful, connected carving wave board for down-the-line conditions.
The fast wave board. Philip Koster’s choice.
The fast rocker and mono-concave squash tail create speed and acceleration for taking jumps and waveriding to the airs.
The Kode Wave just wants to boost, whether it’s jumping or waveriding. It offers excellent projection above the lip with a lot of power while being more adapted to the new generation of aerial and rotational wave riding.
New Bottom Shape: Mono-concave in the tail creates speed and acceleration. The forward Vee has been brought back into the mono- concave for a smoother initiation of the bottom turn and rail-to-rail transitions.
Outline: The Kodes keep their comfortably generous widths under the mast track and back foot for early planing and sliding reverse moves.
New Rails: Softer, round and finer forward rails are more forgiving in maneuvers while providing more acceleration and precision in the turns. Sharp and crisp in the tail for reliable bite.
Fins: Vertical, square twin fins by MB generate a compact power delivery with drive while allowing for early release of the tail in new- school rotation moves. Can be converted to single fin for a more classic feel.
If the Quad is Scott’s connected, powerful carving board for down
the-line conditions and the Reactor is Jaeger’s ultra-responsive, extremely reactive evolution wave board, the Kode Wave is the fast,
aerial Koster-style board for European conditions.
The fast and versatile freewave board for a broad range of conditions. The fast rocker, thin rails and thruster fin setup come together to improve the new Kode FreeWaves’ wave performance while keeping their top speed and directional traction. They offer amazing versatility, performing equally well on flat water, chop or waves.
New Rocker: Everything is built around a fast rocker with a low nose angle to reduce drag, maximize control and top speed. A flat section between the mast track and front footstrap promotes early planing and just the right amount of tail-kick makes for responsive waveriding.
New Bottom Shape: “Accelerating Vee” combined with a new double concave bottom provides responsiveness with added
grip and quick reactivity, added control and comfort, without compromises on top speed and in all sea conditions. Accelerating Flat Vee in the tail helps quick rail-to-rail transitions off the back foot.
New Outline: Moderately wide outline provides stability in sub- planing conditions. New narrower nose on the bigger models helps to initiate the turns and create even less aerodynamic drag. Plenty of volume in the tail provides buoyancy and speed out of the jibe.
New Rails: Relatively thin and sharp rails enhance grip and control in the turns while providing drive. Slightly thick in the tail adds forgiveness while a sharp edge gives planing release. Extra soft in the nose for smoother, fuller grip during fully committed rail carves.
New Fins: Thruster setup for all Kode FreeWaves further boosts waveriding ability with improved responsiveness, grip and control without sacrificing speed. Each Kode size is tested and tuned for the perfect fin combination: for speed, traction, control, upwind power and grip.
The Kode FreeWave is the one-board-quiver solution sitting between the specialized wave boards and the pure freeride and freestyle boards. The smaller models 81, 86 are slightly more wave-orientated, focusing on maneuverability and grip. Although they remain wave-orientated, the bigger models have slightly more emphasis on bump & jump freeriding with extra speed and control.
Windsurfing Jahrbuch described the board as early planing with powerful acceleration. They said it’s fast, very fast; an easy board for pure freeriders, not sticking at all to the water and jumping easily. The easiness of planing and the high top speed allow riders to look for ramps to jump. Whether you’re doing chop hops on flat water or a loops in waves, the Kode FreeWave does it all.
The Kode FreeWaves have won Tester’s Choice for two years running in WIND magazine. Windsurf magazine described it as an inspiring, fantastically tunable platform all about speed.
Pure freestyle boards that pop air easily and respond to a rider’s move instantaneously. They are fast in acceleration and feel compact, reactive and light both in sliding and aerial maneuvers.
Designed, tested and refined by the World’s best freestyle team.
Rocker & Bottom Shape: Carried over from iSonic shapes for maximum speed, efficiency and acceleration.
Outline: 2.5cm wider on the 93 and 3cm wider on the 103 while keeping a flat deck, the new Flares are more stable and more balanced both before planing and when finishing off moves. The width carries under your front foot and combined with the narrow thick tail, you get easy carve, easy pop and easy air.
With their wider widths, the Flares could become 2.5cm shorter again for a more compact, reactive, lighter feel and even faster rotations. Whether you’re doing your first spock or flaka or your already on to the next level with clean, high konos, culos, paskos or kabikuchis, the new Flares are stable, quick and light.
Rails: The 7mm new, extra thick tail with extra volume make for a more comfortable stance, easier reverse slide and a more forgiving freestyle board overall. Also new for 2016, the rails have been softened and rounded up a fraction to improve comfort and slide smoothness without affecting speed or early-planing.
Fins: New for 2016, the Drake Ready to Freestyle by Taty Frans fits into a PowerBox fin for maximum strength.
Construction: Super light, deck and bottom 450 Carbon Reflex construction for minimal weight, responsive impact-absorbing flex.
Compared to the Kode FreeWave, the Flare differentiates itself as the true freestyle board by its speed, pop, lift and overall ease
of use. The Flare comes with a Drake Ready to Freestyle NB-9
fin that is smaller than the tri-fin set up delivered with the Kodes. The Flares therefore require a higher level of riding skill unless the fin is changed for a larger model. The Kode FreeWaves are more suitable for rail carving, wave riding, for longer straight line blasting, jumping, for consistent speed and directional traction.
Tested in Alacati, Bonaire, Maui and New Caledonia with Taty Frans, Amado Vrieswijk, Ethan Westera, and PWA Champions Kiri Thode and Sarah-Quita Offringa.
Starboard’s iconic plug and play freeriders. They blend fast, high performance shapes with a chassis that requires little technique and tuning to get to peak performance. With added length and a more rigid fin, the Carves get planing more smoothly, more easily and maintain rolling stability in the choppiest waters. Sheet in, accelerate and go fast.
The new 2016 Carves are upgraded with all new shapes and introduce the new, World’s lightest UltraCore Carbon board technology.
New shapes: upgraded across the board from the 121 to the 161. Rocker: All Carves have a zero tail kick rocker for the easiest,
smoothest entry into planing.
Outline: Longer outlines are designed to for longitudinal stability and smoother transition into planing. The new 2016 shapes are 4-5cm wider except for the 161 which is 1.5cm wider. The extra widths add more stability while the narrower tails and redesigned cutaways keep the Carve’s high top end speed ability to quickly accelerate. The new shapes feel like they fly higher on the water.
Profile: To maintain the volume of the new wider shapes, the boards are thinner on average while keeping the dome in the tail, keeping them comfortable in all strap positions.
Rail shape: The rails have been thinned down from 90cm to the nose for a quicker, sharper entry into the jibe.
Fins: Freeride Power CNC G10 fins with a thinner tip profile, an upright rake and a thicker base. For maximum stability and traction.
UltraCore: The World’s lightest windsurf board construction. 10% lighter, 30% stronger, UltraCore allows Starboard designers to make the Carves lighter yet keep the same strength and toughness as before. A new uni-directional Carbon layer adds extra crispness and rigidity in the planing section of the board, and the new Carbon Innegra rail band creates a rigid frame and increases impact resistance for the occasional knock.
Wood Reflex: Australian pine Wood bottom with Full PVC Reflex Biaxial Glass Sandwich deck and Carbon Innegra rail frame.
New 3DX Technology: Our high performance biaxial glass microsandwich construction.
Carve 161 special: This model is based on the 151 with 1cm added thickness for added volume. This added volume adds extra float and forgiveness when uphauling, exiting from jibes and getting on to the plane.
Slim, fast and with the wind range of two classic freeriders, an AtomIQ takes the complication out of windsurfing. For 2016, Starboard upgrades the range with three new shapes: 104, 114 and 124,
and introduces the new, World’s lightest UltraCore Carbon board technology.
New shapes: The 104, 114 and 124 are all new wider shapes with a narrower surface behind the back foot and more deck dome in the tail for added comfort.
Rocker: All AtomIQs from the 104 up to the 140 use Starboard’s universal rocker, first used in the iSonics. This magic rocker is the core ingredient for the AtomIQ’s blend of speed and control with efficient, flying sensation.
Profile: 10cm thin in the mid-section of the board. Minimizing excess volume lowers the board’s centre of gravity and sheds excess float for more control and a wider wind range. For 2016, the new shapes have 1cm of added extra dome just under the feet, in the tail, for added comfort and grip.
Outline: Compact and short for minimal swing weight, quick reactions and more control in high winds.
Wind Range: Combining their slim profile with the compact outline, an AtomIQ covers a massive wind range. With a deeper fin and a larger size sail, the AtomIQ’s width will generate power and efficiency in lightwinds. With a smaller fin and a smaller sail, the AtomIQ’s control carries into higher winds. Your sail will overpower you well before the board reaches its limit.
New fins: New Freeride Power CNC G10 fins with a thinner tip profile, an upright rake and a thicker base. For maximum stability and traction.
UltraCore: The World’s lightest windsurf board construction. 10% lighter, 30% stronger, UltraCore allows Starboard designers to make the AtomIQs lighter yet keep the same strength and toughness as before. A new uni-directional Carbon layer adds extra crispness and rigidity in the planing section of the board, and the new Carbon Innegra rail band creates a rigid frame and increases impact resistance for the occasional knock.
AtomIQ 160 special: This model is based on the 140 and stretched 20cm longer for more lightwind glide. The 3DX model has a tuttle centre-fin system, making it an ideal all-round board covering learning, progressing and planing freeride fun, with adults as well as kids, all
in one board. Also available as the AtomIQ Windsurfer, with a fully retractable daggerboard system.