Starboard X-15 C.Reflex 2024
Starboard X-15 C.Reflex 2024 : 4 new Carbon Reflex Foil Slalom shapes to cover 6 knots to stormy conditions:
The 75, 79, 85 & 89 all feature extreme focus on aerodynamic improvement and specific optimisation for high-speed use with tiny low, drag foil wings. Refined nose rockers are much 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 aero convex deck and a smooth exit at the tail to reduce high-speed drag as much as possible. The X-15 feels exceptionally slippery in the wind and accelerates relentlessly.
The Starboard original waterdrop cut-away accelerates the water along the tuck line and gets you to take off speed with minimal sail pressure. With the significantly reduced tail volume and a progressive tail kick, you don’t have to push hard on the tail to activate the foil and get up and fly. This concept is even more special, as it allows you to keep your comfortable, almost parallel stance far outboard with more leverage on the foil. 2024 models gain even more stability through optimised aerodynamic airflow, with less aero drag than the 2023 model. Taking it further, we evolved lighter-weight Carbon Reflex technology without compromising strength..
The side cutaways concept has been pushed to the max to develop extra speed in displacement mode to get on foil early; you can take off even before reaching planing speeds. The board is shaped like a teardrop from the nose to the tail, reducing drag and increasing aerodynamic efficiency. As a result, the board is very slippery and stable through the air.
A flat deck shape designed with a slight convex for the highest efficiency. Airflow over the board is stable and has minimum resistance, maximising speed potential. Extensive vee at the nose underside avoids catapults when touching down at full speed.
RECESSED MAST TRACK
With an even more recessed mast track, the centre of drive is lower and drastically increases your control. Going into gusts of wind holes, sudden power changes or unexpected board movements become easy to control.
The cutaways have been extended to decrease drag before take-off and accelerate the transition into flight mode by quickly reducing wetted surface area as speed increases.
DRAKE SLICK FOOTSTRAPS
The Drake Slick foot straps are made with FSC-certified, sustainably sourced and plant-based Yulex foam. With 85% natural rubber content, CO² emitted during manufacturing 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.
EXTRA THIN PADS
There are fewer impacts to absorb when foiling, so we’ve designed the pads to be extra thin for added control and kept the diamond grooves for the perfect grip.