FUTURA

THE TEST-WINNING FREERACE BOARD

The test-winning freerace board for technical windsurfers seeking the impossible: maximum speed combined with comfort, control and jibing precision. 

Load up, go as fast as you want, on waters as rough as you find, the Futuras deliver maximum average speed with total confidence.

AVAILABLE CONSTRUCTIONS
Flax Balsa
Carbon

THE FUTURA AT A GLANCE

The Futuras enter their second year, maintaining proven test-winning shapes. Wide, thin and compact, with admired performances for long distance races: Futura’s refinements allow you to save energy, maintain a high average speed for miles and turn the smoothest jibes.

 

THE FUTURA IN DETAIL

FUTURA 117, 127 and 137

 228cm short with a rocker to match. It’s faster with more control, comfort and confidence.

Ready to Foil.

FUTURA 107

The short length improves acceleration and top end speed. Faster and easier to control.

Ready to foil.

FUTURA 97

228cm short with a rocker to match the reduced length. A very confident board for riding broad downwind in hard, high wind conditions.

CUT AWAYS

Open-angle cut-away shapes prevent water trapping, reduces turbulence and wetted area to release more top-end speed.

BOTTOM SHAPE

The Futuras have a more pronounced Vee throughout the hull for jibing performance, comfort and a more lively ride.

THIN RAILS

The rails are rounder and thinner than an iSonic for more carving bite and easy jibing.

DRAKE SLALOM DW READY TO RACE

The Futuras are fitted with Drake’s flagship Slalom DW Ready to Race fins, top-end production fins that will bring out the best in the Futuras. The Slalom DW model provides huge amounts of speed and acceleration with great jibing abilities.

EXTEND YOUR SESSIONS

The Futuras 107, 117, 127 and 137 comes with a Ready to Foil fin box. The box are reinforced to withstand heavier loads associated with foiling. They use thick, high-density PVC sheets and thick carbon fibre walls.

DRAKE SLICK FOOTSTRAPS

The Drake Slick footstraps are made with FSC-certified, sustainably sourced and plant-based Yulex foam. With 85% natural rubber content, CO² emitted during the manufacturing process is reduced by 80%. The remaining 15% of synthetic neoprene is kept to improve UV resistance.

Carefully sourced with the smoothest fabric for a comfortable feel.

The iSonics feature 6mm thick footpads in the tail and 4mm in the front. A combination proven to deliver a highly reactive yet comfortable feel. The diamond grooving pattern provides grip and comfort over extended sessions while being resistant to wear-and-tear.

AVAILABLE CONSTRUCTIONS

FLAX BALSA

OUR MOST INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

The Futura are available in our fluorescent yellow construction designed for the lightest weight but also the lowest carbon footprint; Flax Balsa. 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 with carbon stripes to reinforce and stiffen the most stressed sections.

CARBON

AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FOR FUTURA

Ultralight weight at a more affordable price and using more environmentally friendly materials. The bottom is built in full T700 uni-directional flat-woven carbon for maximum stiffness while the deck is 60% carbon, alternating between uni-directional and bi-axial carbon layers for optimized flex. The composite sandwich layers include the use of ultra-high density PET and PVC foam.

RIDERS’ COMMENTS

ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES

MANGROVES

For every board sold, we plants a mangrove in the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park, absorbing one ton of CO2 over 20 years. Learn more >

PLASTIC OFFSET PROGRAM

Buy a board and we collect an equivalent of 200 plastic bags from beaches through our Plastic Offset Program. Learn more >

 

 

STARBOARD BLUE

To explore more about Starboard’s environmental initiatives, please visit our Blue website at blue.star-board.com.

 

PERFORMANCE CHART

FUTURA

  • SPEED
  • POWER
  • JIBING
  • EASE OF USE
  • EARLY PLANING

iSONIC

  • SPEED
  • POWER
  • JIBING
  • EASE OF USE
  • EARLY PLANING

SPECIFICATIONS

ModelFUTURA 97FUTURA 107FUTURA 117FUTURA 127FUTURA 137
TechnologiesCarbon | Flax BalsaCarbon | Flax BalsaCarbon | Flax BalsaCarbon | Flax BalsaCarbon | Flax Balsa
Volume97 l107 l117 l127 l137 l
Length228 cm228 cm228 cm228 cm228 cm
Width67 cm71 cm77.5 cm86.5 cm88.5 cm
Tail Width at 30cm44.5 cm46 cm47.3 cm52.6 cm54.3 cm
Thickness10.6 cm11.3 cm11.3 cm11.4 cm12.5 cm
Bottom Shape (Tail To Nose)Flat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double Concave
FinsDrake Slalom DW 36Drake Slalom DW 38Drake Slalom DW 42Drake Slalom DW 44Drake Slalom DW 46
Fin BoxesTuttle BoxFoil BoxFoil BoxFoil BoxFoil Box
Fin Range30 - 40 cm34 - 44 cm36 - 46 cm40 - 50 cm42 - 52 cm
Sail Range4.5 - 7.5 m25.0 - 8.0 m25.5 - 8.5 m26.0 - 9.5 m26.5 - 10.0 m2
Weight Carbon 6.7 kg7.1 kg7.4 kg7.85 kg8.1 kg
Weight Flax Balsa6.6 kg7.15 kg7.8 kg8.0 kg8.2 kg