Starboard 2016 Atom IQ 140 Litres Carbon Ultracore with Nose Protector
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WEIGHT IS A SHIPPING WEIGHT
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.
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 (not stocked in the UK at time of listing - please call for availability)
“A class act, combining near slalom like potential with a level of ease and practicality that makes it applicable to most. It delivers such a stunning performance. Early planing, it accelerates smoothly yet rapidly, exhibiting a perfect balance of excitement and control. Highly recommended.” -Windsurf UK Freeride Group Test, 2015
Important note: advanced windsurfers should always choose the AtomIQ that is the same width as their current board, not of the same volume. Otherwise the AtomIQ will appear more stable but too big and less maneuverable. By having the same width but less volume, the board will perform most efficiently.