STARBOARD CARVE FLAX BALSA 2020
STARBOARD CARVE FLAX BALSA 2020 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!
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.
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.
CONFIDENCE IN STORMY CONDITIONS
Optional inboard stance with middle position back footstrap, gives more control to the storm riders out there.
Inspired by our iSonic racing line new double-steps improve planing and acceleration.
Carefully refined underwater shape at the tail maximises earlier planing while reducing drag at higher top end speeds.
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.
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.
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.
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.