Starboard Futura Carbon Sandwich 2023
Introducing the Starboard Carve Wood Sandwich 2023: Ignite your windsurfing journey with this iconic board that revolutionized the widestyle concept and kickstarted the modern windsurfing era. Designed for both progressing and advanced windsurfers, the Starboard Carve is here to take your skills to new heights.
Experience the thrill of effortless planing, confident control, and autopilot jibes with the Carve’s advanced shapes and new sizes. Crafted with the innovative Starlite construction, this board strikes the perfect balance between performance and durability.
Ideal for racing windsurfers, free racing enthusiasts, and those seeking an exhilarating freeride experience, the Carve offers unparalleled speed, precise jibing technique, and early planning capabilities. Its thinned out rails and thicker forward rails provide a sporty feel, while the top-end speed and stormy conditions become a breeze to conquer.
Incorporating a gravity control system and improved deck concave, the Carve ensures a controlled ride in rough conditions and boosted planing and acceleration. The water drop tail shape and extended rocker flat section contribute to a locked and comfortable stance, allowing you to push your limits with every session.
Not only does the Carve excel in performance, but it also prioritizes sustainability. The FSC-certified footstraps are made from sustainably sourced materials, while the diamond grooving footpads offer grip and comfort over extended sessions. The board’s wood sandwich construction boasts durability and a low carbon footprint, while the Starlite Carbon construction combines lightweight maneuverability with affordability.
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your windsurfing adventure, the Starboard Carve Wood Sandwich 2023 is the ultimate choice. Join the ranks of windsurfing enthusiasts worldwide and experience a board that offers both racing performance and a free racing experience. Say goodbye to compromise and hello to your new windsurfing companion.
Starboard Carve Wood Sandwich 2023
AS GOOD AS IT GETS!
The Carve 2023. Easy planing. Confident control. Autopilot jibes. One board. What else would you want?
THE CARVE IN DETAIL:
The exciting new 2023 Carves deliver big on effortless planing, autopilot jibing and a controlled ride in any conditions. We never felt so accomplished about a board range. Each board individually shaped for the intended conditions and skill level. On the larger sizes, a long flat section makes for extra easy passive planing and a smooth ride to let you find the footstraps effortlessly. Midrange sizes carve like a small board, yet switching your stance and flipping the sail you have the confidence of a bigger board, thanks to a combination of thinned out rails towards the tail and thicker forward rails. The small sizes deliver a true sporty feel with higher top end speed and that extra bit of control you’ll need for windsurfing confidently in strong wind.
Look at that nose. Doesn’t it just look purposeful? But not only that, those concaves smooth impact and create more lift, improving planing performance in light wind.
GRAVITY CONTROL SYSTEM
Enhanced deck concave create a lower centre of gravity for the drive and power generated through the rig. Keeps the board stable and planted while blasting in rougher conditions and through jibes.
CONFIDENCE IN STORMY CONDITIONS
Optional inboard stance with middle position back footstrap, gives more control to the storm riders out there.
Inspired by our iSonic racing line new double-steps improve planing and acceleration.
WATER DROP TAIL
Carefully refined underwater shape at the tail maximises earlier planing while reducing drag at higher top end speeds.
EXTENDED ROCKER FLAT
Easy passive planing without any effort. Extending the tail rocker flat section forward on the Carves allows an easier acceleration to a more natural planing threshold, whilst maintaining planing glide thru wind holes and reducing critical reliance on board trim.
A LOCKED AND COMFORTABLE STANCE
The Drake Slick footstraps are made with FSC-certified, sustainably sourced and plant-based Yulex foam. With 85% natural rubber content, COÂ² emitted during the manufacturing process is reduced by 80%. The remaining 15% of synthetic neoprene is kept to improve UV resistance.
Carefully sourced with the smoothest fabric for a comfortable feel.
Under your feet the 10mm thick footpads with a diamond grooving pattern will provide the necessary grip and comfort over extended sessions while being resistant to wear-and-tear.
DRAKE FREERIDE FIN
Drake Freeride fin for great control. Blending flowing, natural turns with straight line efficiency and confidence, each Carve’s fin is carefully specified and optimised to enhance the exciting and responsive performance.
139 & 149 WS FOIL READY
The Carve 139 and 149 Wood Sandwich come with a Ready-To-Foil box. Carve 139 and 149 present a great one-board crossover option for advancing intermediates, alongside our more dedicated Foil Freeride and Foil X boards.
LIGHTWEIGHT BOARDS DESIGNED FROM THE GROUND UP AS OUR LOWEST CARBON FOOTPRINT
Developed by Jean Louis Colmas in 1984, Wood Technology became Starboard’s trademark construction in 1995. Wood Technology remains a favourite for riders preferring more comfort, more control and the unique crisp feel of an original Starboard. It’s time to bring back this technology while reducing our CO2 footprint. Full wood sandwich lamination of 0.6mm Australian Pinewood over modern, recyclable 3mm PET core foam ensures durability and comfort in a good strength to weight ratio. Today’s wood is less visible in modern graphics; UV protected by fresh blue paint and stickers that compliment the natural grain with a really nice effect. A classy re-edition of a classic Starboard Original.
WHERE PERFORMANCE MEETS PRICE
We developed the Starlite Carbon Construction to answer our quest for a construction that would combine four crucial factors: Performance, Durability, Value and Low Environmental Impact. The result is a great combination, delivering strongly on all four criteria with direct, responsive onwater feel and no compromise on your riding comfort.
|Model||Constructions||Volume||Length||Width||Tail Width||Thickness||Bottom Shape (Tail to Nose)||Footstrap Rows||Footstraps||Fin||Finbox||Fin Range||Sail Range||Weight Wood Sandwich||Weight Starlite Carbon|
|Carve 99||Wood Sandwich / Starlite Carbon||99 l||238 cm||64 cm||38.5 cm||12.3 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||3||4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Red||Drake Freeride Power 34||Tuttle Box||–||4.0 – 7.0||6.92 kg||7.8 kg|
|Carve 109||Wood Sandwich / Starlite Carbon||109 l||238 cm||67 cm||41 cm||11.6 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||3||4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Red||Drake Freeride Power 36||Tuttle Box||34 – 38||4.5 – 7.5||7.1 kg||8.0 kg|
|Carve 119||Wood Sandwich / Starlite Carbon||119 l||238 cm||71 cm||46.7 cm||11.7 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||3||4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Red||Drake Freeride Power 38||Tuttle Box||36 – 40||5.0 – 8.0||7.5 kg||8.56 kg|
|Carve 129||Wood Sandwich / Starlite Carbon||129 l||238 cm||76 cm||48 cm||12.5 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||3||4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Red||Drake Freeride Power 40||Tuttle Box||38 – 42||5.5 – 8.5||7.85 kg||8.75 kg|
|Carve 139||Wood Sandwich||139 l||240 cm||80 cm||51.3 cm||12.3 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||3||4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Red||Drake Freeride Power 44||Foil Box (Wood) / Tuttle Box (Starlite)||42 – 46||6.0 – 9.0||8.54 kg||9.47 kg|
|Carve 149||Starlite Sandwich||139 l||240 cm||80 cm||51.6 cm||12.6 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||3||4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Red||Drake Freeride Power 44||Foil Box (Wood) / Tuttle Box (Starlite)||42 – 46||6.0 – 9.0||8.94 kg||9.97 kg|
|Carve 159||Wood Sandwich / Starlite Sandwich||159 l||255 cm||81 cm||52.4 cm||12.8 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||3||4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Red||Drake Freeride Power 46||Foil Box (Wood) / Tuttle Box (Starlite)||44 – 48||6.0 – 9.0||9.06 kg||10 kg|
|Carve 169||Wood Sandwich / Starlite Sandwich||169 l||258 cm||84 cm||54.7 cm||13.2 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||3||4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Red||Drake Freeride Power 48||Foil Box (Wood) / Tuttle Box (Starlite)||46 – 50||6.5 – 9.5||9.30 kg||10.33 kg|