Carve

99 · 109 · 119 · 129 · 139 · 159 · 169

Where it all comes together

The Carve 2022 packs easy planing, control and autopilot jibes into one board.
What else would you want?

THE CARVE IN DETAIL

2022 brings four new sizes and shapes to our iconic Carve line up, delivering full freeride performance over all conditions. 99 and 109 are our new low volume shapes, with 159 and 169 our latest additions for lighter winds. The Carves are fast, but stay in total control, jibe beautifully, plane easily and just remain planing. Inspired by our test-winning Ignite freestyle board, we added extra volume to the tail, while featuring an extra-long flat bottom shape that helps to increase the ease of planing. It is super exciting to experience how confidently these new boards ride!
RACING
FREE RACING
FREERIDE
EARLY PLANING
JIBING
SPEED
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Sporty nose

Look at that nose. Doesn’t it just look purposeful? But not only that, those concaves smooth impact and create more lift, improving planing performance in light wind.
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Gravity Control System

Enhanced deck concave create a lower centre of gravity for the drive and power generated through the rig. Keeps the board stable and planted while blasting in rougher conditions and through jibes.
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Confidence in stormy conditions

Optional inboard stance with middle position back footstrap, gives more control to the storm riders out there.
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Cutaways

Inspired by our iSonic racing line new double-steps improve planing and acceleration.
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Water drop tail

Carefully refined underwater shape at the tail maximises earlier planing while reducing drag at higher top end speeds.
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Extended rocker flat

Easy passive planing without any effort. Extending the tail rocker flat section forward on the Carves allows an easier acceleration to a more natural planing threshold, whilst maintaining planing glide thru wind holes and reducing critical reliance on board trim.
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A locked and comfortable stance

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.

Under your feet the 10mm thick footpads with a diamond grooving pattern will provide the necessary grip and comfort over extended sessions while being resistant to wear-and-tear.

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Drake Freeride Fin

Drake Freeride fin for great control. Blending flowing, natural turns with straight line efficiency and confidence, each Carve’s fin is carefully specified and optimised to enhance the exciting and responsive performance.
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139 Foil ready

The Carve 139 Wood Sandwich comes with a Ready-To-Foil box. Carve 139 presents a great one-board crossover option for advancing intermediates, alongside our more dedicated Foil Freeride and Foil X boards.

CONSTRUCTIONS

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WHERE PERFORMANCE MEETS PRICE

We developed the Starlite Carbon Construction to answer our quest for a construction that would combine four crucial factors: Performance, Durability, Value and Low Environmental Impact. The result is a great combination, delivering strongly on all four criteria with direct, responsive onwater feel and no compromise on your riding comfort.
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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.

AVAILABLE SIZES

99

We developed the Carve 99 for riders looking for the best ever high wind freeride experience and we are so happy to offer you a board to make you smile with every chop you fly over. It’s sensational when fully powered up and you just keep on accelerating harder with every gust.
And of course this 99 really carves. Thinner, responsive rails keep you connected to the water and slicing through the curves in every water condition.
Want to get airborne? The aerodynamic nose lets you fly and remain at top speed with full control.
Inside strap option for control and outside straps for full power.

109

Expand your expectations before taking the Carve 109 for a ride. Redefine the joy of freeriding; from initial acceleration to flying across the water in full control, all the while wondering why it’s so easy to go so fast! It’s a unique sensation where flat water and chop all become the perfect terrain. Push it as hard as you want downwind, reaching or upwind, relaxed and perfectly balanced on the contoured standing area. Jibing feels like you’re on autopilot; the hip outline in the mid section allowing you to make a snap jibe or wide arc, both with full speed and control in the exit.
This board is the most fun freeride board we have ever developed. We hope you get the chance to try it.

119

The 119 is a little speed bomb that flies over crazy chop while in full control. The shape is relatively wide providing accelerating power, while the thinned out rails carve up jibes. This machine is an ideal choice for everyone that enjoys the exhileration of higher wind freeride and might even want to join the DefiWind or other fun events. Enjoy this explosive smooth riding sensation.

129

The 129 is where it all came together, surprising us with its early take-off into a fun ride with high acceleration. The 129 can be driven onto the fin for that free sensation while the ease of entering a high speed jibe is just as good as the acceleration out of the jibe. It bridges light and medium winds perfectly well. Simply as good as it gets. With that extra spice!

139

The 139 has strong genetics from the test winning 2020 Carve 133. Super early-planing and an amazing top-end speed, despite its generous width. Thicker rails forward help acceleration out of jibes and the recessed deck keeps the board in full control when the wind picks up for real. 139 is a board that gets you way more water time than any other freeride board, yet delivers the whole fun factor when fully powered up. A highly recommended board choice.

159

Is the Carve 159 perhaps the best board we ever made ? It glides automatically onto a plane with a flat bottom from the tail to beyond your front foot. You’ll love the smooth ride even in rough water, combined with a remarkable top end speed once locked in and flying on the iSonic inspired tail. Going into a jibe, enjoy how the board just wants to turn intuitively on its special Carve hip outline, while increased tail volume slingshots you back out on the exit and on to the next run.

169

Automatic planing, light riding sensation and total jibe control. Step onboard, feel the Carve 169’s easy nature and enjoy the ultimate forgiving ride. With the footstrap position set inside and forward, you get started in planing mode right away. Tested positively over a wide range of sails from sails from 5.5 to 9m2, it always delivers a balanced feel.
With straps set in the outboard back position, you feel quite an exciting speed sensation. Our highest recommended entry level freeride board ever.

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ModelCarve 99Carve 109Carve 119Carve 129Carve 139 RTFCarve 139Carve 159Carve 169
TechnologiesWood Sandwich | Starlite CarbonWood Sandwich | Starlite CarbonWood Sandwich | Starlite CarbonWood Sandwich | Starlite CarbonWood SandwichStarlite CarbonWood Sandwich | Starlite CarbonWood Sandwich | Starlite Carbon
Volume99 L109 L119 L129 L139 L139 L159 L169 L
Length238 cm238 cm238 cm238 cm240 cm240 cm255 cm258 cm
Width64 cm67 cm71,5 cm76 cm80 cm80 cm81 cm84 cm
Tail Width38,5 cm41 cm44 cm48 cm52,2 cm52,2 cm52,4 cm54,7 cm
Thickness12,3 cm11,6 cm12,2 cm12,5 cm12,1 cm12,1 cm12,8 cm13,2 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 ConcaveFlat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double Concave
Footstrap Rows23333333
Footstraps4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Yellow4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Yellow4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Yellow4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Yellow4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Yellow4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Yellow4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Yellow4x Slick Straps Yulex Flouro Yellow
FinDrake Freeride Power 34Drake Freeride Power 36Drake Freeride Power 38Drake FreeRide Power 40Drake FreeRide Power 44Drake FreeRide Power 44Drake FreeRide Power 46Drake FreeRide Power 48
Fin BoxDeep Tuttle BoxDeep Tuttle BoxDeep Tuttle BoxDeep Tuttle BoxFoil BoxDeep Tuttle BoxDeep Tuttle Box Deep Tuttle Box
Fin Range32-3634-3836-4038-4242-4642-4644-4846-50
Sail Range4.0-7.04.5-7.55.0-8.05.5-8.56.0-9.06.0-9.06.0-9.06.5-9.5
Weight Wood Sandwich6.877.48.078.8-9.29.6
Weight Starlite Carbon7.67.78.18.81-9.2410.0910.3