Medium (238 L) (Large 246 L)
THE WORLD’S MOST STABLE WINDSURF BOARD
Feature-packed with smart ideas and offering the widest shape in the entry-level segment, the Start make learning to windsurf and planing in the footstraps easier than ever.
Available in M and L size, in durable ArmourTech construction, for maximum durability and value. Popular with windsurfing schools as the first board to teach beginners on. Color-coded deck gives the rider an intuitive guide for how to position his feet and angle the sail when up-hauling, getting going or planing. The colors also make it easier for instructors to show where the student should place their feet.
The combination of the color-coded deck with its exceptional stability makes the Start the easiest board to learn windsurfing on.
COLOURS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
The color coded deck provides a visual aid, helping the rider get in the right position when uphauling or moving forward. The colours also make it easier for the instructor to show where the student should place their feet.
Starting position – position your feet and sail in the grey area
Moving forward – position your feet and sail in the blue area
Planing mode – position your feet and sail in the orange area
EVA DECK WITH HD RAILS
The soft full EVA deck is comfortable for your feet, knees and elbows. You get the grip without the rashes or the cuts. Integrated nose protector helps to protect the board against nose impacts from the mast. Thermo-formed, high-density EVA rails band for more durability.
CONTOURED DECK SHAPE
With the contoured deck shape, the board is easy to get into the footstraps. It’s easy to feel when your feet are in the correct position. It also helps to keep the rider close to the board’s centre line: more stability, easier to progress and easier to learn planing windsurfing.
Feature-packed with smart ideas and offering the widest shape in the entry-level segment, the Starts make learning to windsurf and planing in the footstraps easier than ever. The Starts are 285 cm long to give these ultra-stable boards extra-glide and longitudinal traction in light winds.
With the longer length, the rockerline can be flattened which also allows the board to transition very gradually into planing mode – smoothly and easily, without the need to overcome an overwhelming power surge.
EXTRA WIDE TAIL
The Start’s tail is wider than any other entry-level board. This allows it to get planing earlier, at lower speeds and requiring less power. Cut-aways gives the board better speed while planing as well as earlier take off.
RETRACTABLE DAGGERBOARD & DRAKE SHALLOW 41 FIN
Fitted with Starboard’s Clipperbox system with replaceable and ultra durable lips and a new daggerboard with integrated handle for carrying the board under-arm. They come with a Drake Shallow 41 fin. This compact fin delivers as much power and directional traction as possible in the shortest size. The ideal fin for learning.
OUR SCHOOL SPECIAL TECHNOLOGY
The Rhinos are boards built with one mission in mind: to make them as durable as possible for schools and centres. The entire board is wrapped in a thick, tough thermoplastic polymer ABS skin (not to be confused with ASA), with a double wrap around the rails. Available with or without pad.
100% long term quality.
The tough construction. The only tech in its segment to offer a biaxial-glass 3D composite for a crisper and stiffer sensation on the water. The Start is available in our extremely tough and durable ArmourTech construction, for maximum durability and value. This technology uses layers of three-dimensional glass mat wetted out with an expanding epoxy resin system that creates volume within the skin as it cures under pressure and adds an ASA skin shell on top.
|Models||Start M||Start L|
|Volume||238 l||246 l|
|Length||284 cm||286 cm|
|Width||94.5 cm||100.5 cm|
|Tail Width||74.2 cm||81.1 cm|
|Thickness||15 cm||14.7 cm|
|Bottom Shape||Flat Vee to Double Concave||Flat Vee to Double Concave|
|Fin||Drake Shallow 41||Drake Shallow 41|
|Recommended Fin||41 cm||41 cm|
|Finbox||Tuttle 3 Holes||Tuttle 3 Holes|
|Fin Range||31 - 70 cm||31 - 70 cm|
|Sail Range||2.0 - 9.5 m2||2.0 - 9.5 m2|
|Weight ArmourTech||18.2 kg||20.7 kg|