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- Starboard 2019 Foil 144 Flax Balsa Windsurf Board
- Wide tails
- Sharp rails
- Thin boards
- Ultralight foot straps
- Designed by the Foil World Champion team
Five foil-dedicated boards updates the 2019 range. Their wide tails will give you more control over the foil and better performance upwind. Their rails are sharp around the entire board. This allows the board to get planing and reach take off speed more easily. Additionally, the board will bounce off the water if you clip the water surface instead of sticking and throwing you into a catapult. Keeping the boards thin also give you more control and balance when in flight. We’ve also made sure that the footstrap inserts cover a wide variety of foil geometries and skill levels.
FOIL 144 – A PLAYFUL LIGHT WIND FOIL BOARD
The freeride choice for lighter winds. It’s short so you foil on this board using a more upright foiling stance. Then it will reward you with a compact, lightweight feel during flight with instant reactions. Available in Flax Balsa.
FLAX BALSA FOR THE 144
Our most innovative technology. Natural end-grain balsa covers the bottom of the board, providing the board with its overall stiffness and reduced weight. The full sandwich deck uses natural uni-directional flax fibres and carbon stripes to reinforce and stiffen the most stressed sections.
RELIVE FEELINGS OF PASSION ONCE MORE
“The first time I flew, it was a revelation. A mind-blowing, magical, memorable moment on par with those early planing days. Don’t we all remember the first time we got planing? Who would have thought that there was another hidden level in windsurfing. We windsurfers savor those memories and here we are, with an opportunity to relive those feelings once more. Flying over the sea without a sound, zipping along silently close to thirty knots. What could be more fun? The foil adventure begins.”
DRAKE ULTRALIGHT SLALOM RACE FOOT STRAPS
Our Foil boards come with a new generation of Drake Ultralight straps. These straps are ideal for foiling when foot pressure is lighter than regular windsurfing. Conventional footstraps can feel too stiff and sticky. The Ultralight’s elongated screw slots also allow the rider to set their back strap extra-wide using hole spacings further apart. This allows the rider’s foot to shift forward for downwind and backwards for upwind, giving perfect trim-adjustment on the fly.
The Foil Box is larger and stronger than a normal fin box to distribute loads over a larger area. It is built using solid sheets of 20 mm thick high-density PVC with 8 mm thick carbon fibre walls, and has a flat, parallel bottom which allows the box to take both types of foil bases: tapered ‘Tuttle-style’ base and rectangular foil bases.
In either case, it is strongly recommended for the front of the foil’s base to reach the bottom of the box. This ensures that the vertical lifting load from the foil will be carried by both the front wall of the box and the bottom wall of the box.
|Tail Width||65.9 cm|
|Sail Range||5.5 - 9.8 m2|
|Weight Flax Balsa||8.6 kg|