THE TOUGH CONSTRUCTION
Our unique 3DX construction uses three dimensional biaxial glass micro-sandwich with an expanding foam epoxy to provide a crisp and stiff feeling under foot. The only tech in its segment to offer a biaxial-glass 3D composite for a crisper and stiffer sensation on the water.
Available exclusively for the AtomIQ, GO, GO WindSurfer and Phantom Free.
When cured under high pressure, the epoxy foam expands to create a 2mm thick skin for a micro-sandwich effect: tough and strong.
45 DEGREE CONTINUOUS FIBERS
Starboard’s 3DX differentiates itself from the market segment’s stock construction by using continuous biaxial glass fibres instead of chopped, multi-directional short strand glass fibres. Each fibre works continuously along its uninterrupted length to provide stiffness. It’s like comparing spaghetti to macaroni: straight spaghetti strands are more effective at making a board stiff. Orientated at 45 degrees, 3DX boards are stiff but still flex and reflex: for performance with comfort.
A stripe of uni-directional glass fibre extends from the mast track to the nose, to add stiffness and strength to the nose section. This stripe also adjusts the resonance frequency of the nose, to make our 3DX boards feel light and sharp when bouncing across rough waters.
AUSTRALIAN PINE WOOD SPINE 0.6mm
Along the bottom of the board, ahead of the fin box, this section of the skin is stretched, compressed and twisted while the board travels at speed over chop. Because Australian pine is uni-directional, rigid and 0.6mm thick, it is the ideal material to help maintain a rigid hull shape.