Starboard Isonic Carbon Reflex - Go Fast Windsurfing
The 2019 Isonic slalom boards from Starboard are the ultimate in slalom windsurfing performance. If you want the lightest, fastest windsurfing board you can get your hands on, you want an Isonic! Proven race winners, the Isonic is perfect for blasting across the start line of a PWA slalom race, or just being the fastest board on the water at your home sailing spot. With the "low nose" concept, you get reduced drag and extra control, which is exactly what you want when you are setting new speed records. The profiles remain thin for wind range and the deep deck concaves provide control, a more vertical sailing position while closing the gap between the sail and the deck of the board.
The primary difference between the 2018 and 2019 models is the varying shapes among each of the sizes, but overall they offer more control and speed for performances such as getting onto a plane, accelerating out of jibes, and maintaining speed through lulls. 67 (replaces the 2018 iSonic 97): more compact with a reduced length; a new rocker to match the length and provide better control for racing downwind in heavy seas; boxier front foot rails for increased power; greater volume gives allows the board to power through the lulls. 72 (replaces the 2018 iSonic 107): more compact with a reduced length; a new rocker to match the length and provide better control for racing downwind in heavy seas; boxier front foot rails for increased power; greater volume gives allows the board to power through the lulls; decreased wetted-surface with cut-aways for higher top speeds; foil ready. 77 & 83 (unchanged shape compared to the 2018 iSonic 117 & 127): eliminated the jibing hump on the deck; suited for light racers in light winds and medium to heavy racers in medium winds; foil ready 85 (replaces the 2018 iSonic 137): rounder yet narrower outline for improved jibes;the back inserts are slightly farther back and larger cut-aways decrease the wetted-surface allowing the board to lift easier and almost fly over the water; foil ready 91 (unchanged shape compared to the 2018 iSonic 147): foil ready
The iSonic Carbon Reflex construction is Starboard's flagship range, built to be lightest and fastest. Decks are built with the lightest grade of biaxial and uni-directional carbon fibre orientated between 45, 30 and 0 degrees for optimized flex and reflex characteristics. The bottom of the boards use an even lighter grade of uni-directional carbon fibre from nose to tail, with an extra 45 degree biaxial carbon layer in the tail area for added torsional stiffness.
Starboard continues their commitment to environmentally friendly manufacturing with the use of GP33 plant-based bio resin from Sicomin which has half the carbon footprint of conventional, petroleum-based epoxy resin while maintaining a clear, high performance laminate with excellent U.V. resistance. And the iSonic Speed models are delivered with the new iteration of the Drake Slick footstraps that are more comfortable for high-wind speed runs. The top cover is made from recycled plastic bottles, in partnership with Waste2Wear. They're strong and feature strap-size indicators for easy adjustments.