Starboard Ultra Carbon Reflex 2023
An all-round wave board excelling in Euro-Wave conditions, where snappy turns in smaller and control in big, choppy wind waves are of the essence. All new narrow ULTRAs feature lots of volume in the center, thinner rails towards the tail and only a small tail kick. Turns & Control; the recessed deck is a design feature we haven’t yet seen in wave boards and was thoroughly tested by Flo Jung, Antoine Martin, Liam Dunkerbeck, Matteo Iachino and Nico Prien.
It’s a remarkable feeling in the turns when the rails bite into the water at the slightest input, yet can never get too loaded, even when leaning in with all of your weight. A smooth controlled feel of staying connected to the water, even through chop on the wave, which gives you confidence to ride faster and closer to the lip. For progressing wave sailors, a lower mast foot position helps advancing wave sailors balance their weight more forward, maintaining momentum easier and getting to the lip with more speed.
Extra volume in the center keeps you floating in light wind and thanks to the easy-to-engage rail you can ride a larger size board without compromising on tight and radical turns. In lighter winds, you can get planning with less pressure in your sail as the thickness of the board gives plenty of flotation and low resistance as the board pushes through the water. Jump higher; thinner rails and less volume in the tail improve turning with the waves, and also let you carve better into a wave when setting up for a jump. Landing jumps is friendlier on your ankles, because you’re landing on less board volume.
THE FLAGSHIP CONSTRUCTION
The Carbon Reflex construction is our lightest, proven flagship construction and has some of the lowest warranty rates in the industry. Using the lightest biaxial carbon provides more feel, more responsiveness and more controlled flex than conventional boards. On the water, this construction will provide you with ultimate performance. It delivers the most direct feedback from the water surface and allows for quicker and more precise movements. With the Carbon Reflex construction you’ll start planing earlier and keep more speed through turns and wind holes. For 2023, the Magenta highlighted Carbon Reflex is limited in stock, built to order with a custom delivery lead time.