Starboard Futura Carbon Sandwich 2023
Introducing the Starboard Futura Carbon Sandwich 2023, a revolutionary windsurfing board designed for those seeking an unbeatable combination of speed, comfort, control, and precision. Step into the future of freerace windsurfing with this high-performance board.
Built upon the iconic GO boards that kickstarted the modern windsurfing era, the Futura Carbon Sandwich takes innovation to new heights. With its advanced shapes, new sizes, and the all-new Starlite construction, this board is ready to propel both progressing and advanced windsurfers to new levels of achievement.
The Futura Carbon Sandwich is the epitome of impossible engineering, delivering maximum speed while maintaining unparalleled comfort and jibing precision. As you take on the waves, this board instills confidence and ensures a thrilling ride. Whether you’re racing, free racing, freeriding, or executing fast jibes, the Futura will exceed your expectations.
Designed with the utmost attention to detail, this board features a wide, moderately thin, and compact body, channeling the DNA of the esteemed iSonic line. The width provides a generous wind range and power, while the reasonable thickness in the rails enhances controlled leverage over the fin. Additionally, a thinner profile at the mast track lowers the center of gravity, boosting control even further.
With the Futura, long-distance races and drag racing at your local beach become more exhilarating than ever. The board’s optimized stance ensures longer, more confident fast runs, allowing you to reach your maximum potential with ease. Furthermore, energy-saving design elements and a user-friendly package make this board accessible to windsurfers of all levels.
The Futura boasts an array of impressive features. The double step cutaways promote added release and increased speed, while the Vee bottom shape enhances control and comfort through choppy conditions and seamless jibes. The thin rails provide a smoother ride even in rough waters, allowing you to navigate with finesse.
Equipped with a selected Drake Slalom DW fin, each Futura is ready to race straight out of the box. These high-performance fins deliver outstanding speed, acceleration, and jibing abilities, ensuring an exhilarating experience every time.
Not only does the Futura excel in performance, but it also prioritizes sustainability. The Drake Slick footstraps are made with eco-friendly, plant-based Yulex foam, reducing CO2 emissions by 80% during manufacturing. Additionally, lightweight pads offer optimal responsiveness without compromising comfort and are resistant to wear-and-tear.
Crafted using a carbon sandwich construction, the Futura is exceptionally lightweight, maximizing performance without compromising durability. The full T700 uni-directional flat-woven carbon bottom provides maximum stiffness, while the 60% carbon deck alternates between uni-directional and bi-axial carbon layers for optimized flex. The use of ultra-high density PET and PVC foam in the composite sandwich layers ensures a robust structure.
For those seeking ultimate durability, the Futura Wood Sandwich is the ideal choice. Developed by Jean Louis Colmas, this construction combines comfort, control, and the classic Starboard feel. The Australian pine laminated deck adds impact strength, while natural unidirectional fibers provide exceptional reflex sensations. The 3mm PVC sandwich wrapping the entire board ensures long-term durability, while the protective film inhibits the sun’s UV impact over time.
Available in various models, the Futura offers something for every windsurfing enthusiast. With varying volumes, lengths, widths, tail widths, and thicknesses, you can select the perfect board to suit your style and preferences. Each model comes with a recommended fin range and sail range, enabling you to customize your windsurfing experience.
Choose the Starboard Futura Carbon Sandwich 2023, and unlock the full potential of your windsurfing adventures. Experience the thrill of maximum speed, superior control, and unmatched comfort as you carve through the waves. Elevate your windsurfing game with this state-of-the-art board that redefines what’s possible on the water.
Starboard Futura Carbon Sandwich 2023
Contemporary evolution of the test-winning board that really started the freerace craze for technical windsurfers seeking the impossible: maximum speed combined with comfort, control and jibing precision. The Futuras deliver maximum average speed with total confidence and comfort.
THE FUTURA IN DETAIL:
Perfect for long distance – or simply drag racing at your local beach, the Futura concept is built around iSonic DNA with wide, moderately thin and compact body. Width gives you wind range and power. Reasonable thickness in the rails provides power and enhances controlled leverage over the fin. A thinner profile at the mast track lowers the centre of gravity for added control. Optimised stance for longer and more confident fast runs. The Futura allows you to reach maximum potential in a more accessible and user friendly package. Save energy, maintain a high average speed for miles and make sporty jibes.
DOUBLE STEP CUT AWAYS
Double Step Cutaways for added release and increased speed.
READY TO FOIL
The Futura 105, 110, 120 and 135 are fitted with Foil-Ready fin boxes.
The Futuras have a more pronounced Vee across the bottom for improved control and comfort through harsh chop, smooth flowing jibes and a more lively ride. Power on.
The rails are rounder and thinner than the iSonic rails. Easier in the rough. Smoother in the turns.
DRAKE SLALOM DW READY TO RACE
Each Futura is supplied with a selected Drake Slalom DW fin. These top-end Ready to Race production fins bring out the best in the Futuras. The Slalom DW model combines impressive amounts of speed and acceleration with great jibing abilities.
DRAKE SLICK FOOTSTRAPS
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.
The Futuras feature 6mm thick footpads in the tail and 4mm in the front. This combination delivers a highly reactive yet comfortable feel while minimizing weight. The thermoformed diamond grooved pattern provides grip and comfort over extended sessions, while being resistant to wear-and-tear.
Ultralight weight with an emphasis on performance value, while using more environmentally friendly materials. The bottom is built in full T700 uni-directional ï¬at-woven carbon for maximum stiï¬ness, while the deck is 60% carbon, alternating between uni-directional and bi-axial carbon layers for optimized ï¬ex. The composite sandwich layers include the use of ultra-high density PET and PVC foam.
WOOD SANDWICH – OUR MOST DURABLE CONSTRUCTION
Jean Louis Colmas started the development of wood sandwich boards in 1985 and by 1994 we introduced his technology in our production. This collaboration led to multiple world championships titles across all disciplines in Windsurfing and it remains a Starboard original. 0.6 mm Australian pine laminated deck increases impact strength while natural unidirectional fibres create awesome reflex sensations. With 500 kg/m3 density, the Pinewood absorbs minimal resin leading to a light board and crisp ride feel. The entire board is wrapped in a 3mm PVC sandwich for long term durability and that classic feel under foot. A protective film covers the wood to hinder the sun’s UV impact over time.
ULTRALIGHT WEIGHT COMBINED WITH NEW MATERIALS
Ultralightweight at a reasonable price. The bottom is built in full T700 uni-directional flat-woven carbon for maximum stiffness while the deck is 60% UD carbon arranged in three-axis for optimized flex. The composite sandwich layers include the use of ultra-high-density PET for enhanced durability.
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.
|Model||Constructions||Volume||Length||Width||Tail Width||Thickness||Bottom Shape (Tail to Nose)||Fins||Finbox||Fin Range||Sail Range||Weight Carbon Sandwich||Weight Wood Sandwich|
|Futura 100||Carbon Sandwich / Wood Sandwich||100 l||225 cm||63 cm||40.9 cm||12.8 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||Drake Slalom DW 32 Ready To Race||Tuttle Box||30 – 34 cm||4.5 – 7.5 m2||6.61 kg||6.57 kg|
|Futura 105||Carbon Sandwich / Wood Sandwich||105 l||229 cm||67 cm||44.7 cm||11.5 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||Drake Slalom DW 36 Ready To Race||Foil Box||34 – 38 cm||5.0 – 8.0 m2||6.91 kg||6.99 kg|
|Futura 110||Carbon Sandwich / Wood Sandwich||110 l||229 cm||71 cm||46.6 cm||11.5 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||Drake Slalom DW 38 Ready To Race||Foil Box||36 – 40 cm||5.5 – 8.5 m2||7.18 kg||7.2 kg|
|Futura 120||Carbon Sandwich / Wood Sandwich||120 l||230 cm||76 cm||48.7 cm||11.6 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||Drake Slalom DW 42 Ready To Race||Foil Box||40 – 44 cm||6.0 – 9.5 m2||7.63 kg||7.67 kg|
|Futura 135||Carbon Sandwich / Wood Sandwich||135 l||234 cm||83 cm||52.5 cm||11.9 cm||Flat Vee to Double Concave||Drake Slalom DW 44 Ready To Race||Foil Box||42 – 46 cm||6.5 – 10.0 m2||8.15 kg||8.36 kg|