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An amazing foil-specific design offering a huge advantage to the progressing foiler over regular boards thanks to thick, sharp boxy rails that create massive lift when touching down, ensuring maximum flight-time without nose-diving and crashing.
Suitable for sails up to 8.0m (we recommend 4.5-7.5 as a sensible range)
FOIL 122The Foil 122 is a new addition to the range for 2018. It is designed as a dedicated plug and play freeride foil board, available in Flax Balsa technology.
This helps to give the board more control, more performance and makes it more forgiving to foil compared to using a classic freeride windsurf board.
Recommended for foils up to 75 cm deep.
TIESDA YOUThe first time I flew, it was a revelation. A mind-blowing, magical, memorable moment on par with those early planing days. Don’t we all remember the first time we got planing? Who would have thought that there was another hidden level in windsurfing. We windsurfers savor those memories and here we are, with an opportunity to relive those feelings once more.
Flying over the sea without a sound, zipping along silently close to thirty knots. What could be more fun? The foil adventure begins.
The Foil 122 is thin, with a flat deck shape for maximum foil control and speed in the air.
The Foil 122 is designed with 100% sharp rail edges for early planing and a clean water release even when touching down.
The Foil 122 is fitted with two rows of 3 inserts.
To choose the most suitable row of inserts, inside or outside, we recommend the inside row if you want to get in the footstraps more easily and the outside row if you want more leverage and control over the foil.
FOIL BOXThe Foil Box is larger and stronger than a normal fin box to distribute loads over a larger area. It is built using solid sheets of 20 mm thick high-density PVC with 8 mm thick carbon fibre walls, and has a flat, parallel bottom which allows the box to take both types of foil bases: tapered ‘Tuttle-style’ base and rectangular foil bases.
In either case, it is strongly recommended for the front of the foil’s base to reach the bottom of the box. This ensures that the vertical lifting load from the foil will be carried by both the front wall of the box and the bottom wall of the box.
Flax Balsa is the newest technology to join the CarveIQ family.
Flax Balsa is an innovative technology using natural uni-directional flax fibres to add stiffness instead of carbon fibres, combined with an end-grain balsa bottom sandwich and a recyclable PET foam deck sandwich.
The CarveIQ in Flax Balsa features a Foil Box, that is reinforced to withstand heavier loads.
UNI-DIRECTIONAL FLAX FIBRESNATURE'S WONDER MATERIALFinely woven uni-directional Flax fibres, like carbon fibres, add exceptional stiffness and crispness to a board. Our lab measurements have shown Flax fibres to even exceed carbon in stiffness and tensile strength.
Our Flax Balsa boards use flax fibres in the back half of the board, from the back footstrap to the mast track.
RECYCLABLE P.E.T. FOAM SANDWICHT10Starboard introduces T10 PET foam sandwich: an innovative next-generation sandwich material developed by Airex® as a less toxic replacement for PVC.
This new generation of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) technology has much improved mechanical properties, making them a perfect new alternative to PVC foam without the footprint.
WHY BALSA?HONEYCOMB PROPERTIESBy turning the balsa grains vertically within the sandwich structure, Starboard’s innovative end-grain sandwich connects the top and bottom faces with millions of vertical, honeycomb-like pillars.
The result is significantly higher mechanical properties than conventional petroleum-based PVC:
3x shear modulus | 3x tensile strength | 20x tensile modulus | 2.75x compressive strength