To maintain volume on a wider shape, the Carves are thin while keeping dome in the tail to provide comfort for all footstrap positions, whether inboard for more manoeuvrability and easy planing, or outboard for more power.
The zero tail-kick rocker and elongated profile provide the easiest, smoothest entry into planing. Just hop on, sheet in and go fast.
Double-layered contoured sponge pads use our new square grooving pattern for improved comfort. Fitted with the next iteration of our matching Drake Slick footstraps.
The Drake Slick straps are narrower than the Drake Wave straps and feature size indicator tabs for easy size adjustments.
The Carves use a Tuttle Box for a strong and reliable fitting of the fin.
The narrower tails and cut-aways give the Carves their high top speed and ability to quickly accelerate. The deck dome under the back foot provides grip and comfort.
The Carves feature two rows of footstrap positions: inboard for easy planing and and outboard for more power.
UltraCore is Starboard’s proprietary sandwich core material that’s 30% stronger, 40% stiffer and 10% lighter than conventional PVC sandwich cores. UltraCore allows Starboard to build boards up to 1.2 kg lighter than our 2016 models.
UltraCore Carbon is the lightest construction technology that uses Starboard’s proprietary sandwich core material that’s 30% stronger, 40% stiffer and 10% lighter than conventional PVC sandwich cores. The result are boards up to half a kilo lighter than average.
To minimise the flex between the rider’s back foot and the mast foot pressure, we’ve upgraded the UltraCore Carbon construction with two more Smart Carbon vectors on the deck.
Weights are +/- 5%, except for ASAP, Starlite, Starshot, ArmourTech and Inflatable technologies that are +/- 6%. Weights are estimates, use for indicative purposes only.