Starboard Foil X-15 C.Reflex 2023
An unbroken record: To this day, more than 60 years after its first flight, the X-15 hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft remains the fastest crewed aircraft ever flown. Co-designed by Jim Drake, a technical pioneer who also significantly influenced windsurfing development, and left a huge footprint in Starboard design over the years. Jim’s philosophies and knowledge made it a pleasure to work with him. Our new Foil Slalom board, Starboard Foil X-15 C.Reflex 2023 , flies fast and high. Ruthlessly efficient through the air. Ridden by the fastest out there. Just like its namesake.
For 2023, 3 totally new Foil Slalom shapes with an extreme focus on aerodynamic improvement and specific optimization for high-speed use with small low-drag foil wings. The revised nose rocker is way lower to reduce aero lift and drag at high speed, whilst a significant increase in forward vee avoids catapults during touchdown. Further aerodynamic features include a soft convex deck and very smooth exit at tail to reduce high-speed drag as much as possible. The X-15 feels extremely slippery in the wind and always wants to accelerate.