In a dramatic shift of design, Starboard have produced one of their most colourful Wave and Freestyle ranges to date. The candy themed collection is a bold step in graphic design, one we like, but what about the boards, what's new? Find out more, check all the product videos and galleries a plenty, just keep on scrollin' down.
The classic Scott McKercher design will bring a combination of speed, flow and power to your surfing for the most connected sensation to the wave. They produce powerful yet smooth turns when driven off the rails.
Last year, the Quads under went subtle changes producing significant improvements in performance. Vee was brought forward of the fins to facilitate cutbacks. More outline curve was added between the straps for some models to allow for quicker and more vertical turns.
The all-new Kode Wave will take jumps and waveriding to the airs, whether you are starting out in the waves or already have a few PWA World Champion titles like Philip Koster or the Morenos.
The new 2016 Kode Waves are now more consistent across the range, with the Vee brought further back into the mono-concave for a smoother initiation of the bottom turn and rail-to-rail transfers. Rails and rockers have also been refined for speed and manoeuvrability and the sizing denominations have been adjusted.
The Reactor will create drive through turns, redirect immediately when hitting the lip, boost airs easily and fit into tighter pockets. It enables riders of all levels to access more radical surfing. Short length, nose width, relatively flat rocker, swallow tail and a quad fin setup provide unparalleled reactivity in all wind and wave conditions.
THE KODE FREEWAVE
The new Kode FreeWave is the fast and versatile board for flat water, chop or waves.
The new rocker, thin rails and thruster setup come together to boost the board's wave performance without sacrifices on top speed and traction. A new Kode 109 is available for bigger riders and light wind days. All Kode FreeWave are delivered with a thruster setup. The bigger models also come with a single fin and plugs.
Designed, tested and refined by the world's best freestyle team. They're pure freestyle boards that pop easily and respond instantaneously. They're fast, compact, reactive and light in both sliding and aerial maneuvers.
The new 2016 Flares have a thicker tail, with slightly softer rails in the front which allows them to be more comfortable and forgiving, without sacrificing speed. They are also shorter and wider. Compact, balanced and reactive. Comes with a new Powerbox and the Drake Ready to Freestyle fins by Taty Frans.