LIGHTWEIGHT BOARDS DESIGNED FROM THE GROUND UP AS OUR LOWEST CARBON FOOTPRINT
Developed by Jean Louis Colmas in 1984, Wood Technology became Starboard’s trademark construction in 1995. Wood Technology remains a favourite for riders preferring more comfort, more control and the unique crisp feel of an original Starboard. It’s time to bring back this technology while reducing our CO2 footprint. Full wood sandwich lamination of 0.6mm Australian Pinewood over modern, recyclable 3mm PET core foam ensures durability and comfort in a good strength to weight ratio. Today’s wood is less visible in modern graphics; UV protected by fresh blue paint and stickers that compliment the natural grain with a really nice effect. A classy re-edition of a classic Starboard Original.
2022 WOOD SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
DESIGNED. FROM THE GROUND UP
Durable lightweight technology designed from the ground up as our lowest carbon-footprint boards. Using high strength Sicomin epoxy resins, optimally positioned and carefully aligned panels of natural 0.6mm Australian Pinewood are laminated over recyclable high tech PET H105 core foam material, providing full deck sandwich construction with optimal fatigue properties, excellent shear strain, overall stiffness and reduced weight.
NATURE'S WONDER MATERIAL
Wood Technology, introduced by Starboard back in 1995, weighed a kilo less than the best boards at the time. Today, we bring back this classic technology utilising the low resin absorption and naturally unidirectional benefits of Australian Pinewood, but replace previous PVC sandwich materials with a more Eco friendly premium PET material, improved impact resistance and lower laminate weights. Crisp and responsive on the water, yet smooth, comfortable & durable.
We’ve added extra-light unidirectional carbon strips along the Kode rails to further stiffen the board between the back foot and the mast track.
FUSED EPS CORE – 15.5 KG/M³ DENSITY
Shear resistant, fused and moulded individually to fit each and every Starboard model to minimize waste. Better for you. Better for the environment.