2017 iSonics

The cutting edge of windsurfing board technology.

Our fast racing machines designed for the highest top speeds and the highest average speeds, for the quickest accelerations and powerful overtaking abilities through a wide wind range.

The iSonics are all-new for 2017 except the 117 and divided into three groups: the Speed Slaloms (70, 75, 80, 87, and 90), the Slaloms (97 and 107) and the Race Slaloms (117, 127 and 137).

“The 2017 iSonics are amazing because they’re just as fast as last year’s iSonics but more comfortable. The best thing is that out of the jibe, it is balanced and allows you to relax and get ahead of the pack.”

– Matteo Iachino

 

 

The new iSonics have improved jibing performance with new round tail designs.

By adding some volume above the cut-aways and reducing the depth of the secondary step from 20 mm to 10 mm, you have some added float and power for faster and more forgiving jibe exits without affecting straight line performance.

Click here to see the comparison to the 2016 iSonics tail.

 

 

The added volume gained from reducing the depth of the cut-aways also helps with control and in particular, lateral stability in tough, windy conditions.

This new round tail design and cut-aways can be seen on all of the 2017 iSonic Slaloms and has been adapted for the Speed Slalom and Race Slalom series.

 

 

The iSonic Race Slalom 117 remains unchanged for 2017. The full, round tail design on this model added too much power and the test team opted to keep the original shape.

 

 

The new iSonics also have a new Vee distribution throughout the hull for improved jibing and a more lively, yet controlled and comfortable free ride. It also helps reduce the wetted-area on a wider tail surface.

 

 

The iSonics keep their low-nose concept for reduced drag and added control.

The profiles remain thin for wind range and the deck concaves provide control, a more vertical sail position while closing the gap between the sail and the deck of the board.

 

 

The iSonic Race Slaloms are changing in concept this year with the 127 and 137 fully designed to be light wind efficiency orientated.

Based on Formula development, the tails are wider, there’s more volume to plane up earlier and through lulls and there’s the added camel hump for added pumping power our of jibes and to get planing faster.

 

The iSonic Speed series are also new for 2017.

The iSonic Speed Luderitz Special remains as the smallest model for the fastest speeds. The all-new iSonic Speed Slalom 70 and 75 replace the previous iSonic W.49 and W.54. These are the perfect boards for high-wind slalom or speed sailing in open sea or flat waters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just like the rest of the iSonics, the Speed series also evolve to a new, round tail outline combined with 10 mm deep cut-aways to combine performance and control, with an improved jibe.

 

 

 

 

The iSonic Slalom and Race Slalom models come with the next iteration of our Drake UltraLight footstraps. These new UltraLight footstraps are reinforced with a thin X-ply layer to prevent them from stretching and bending at no extra weight.

The iSonic Speed models are delivered with Drake Slick straps that are stiffer and more controllable.

 

 

 

 

 

UltraCore

 

What is UltraCore?

UltraCore is Starboard’s proprietary sandwich core material that’s 30% stronger, 40% stiffer and 10% lighter than conventional PVC sandwich cores. UltraCore allows Starboard to build boards up to 1.2 kg lighter than our 2016 models.

 

 

UltraCore Hybrid Carbon Logo - Red - LR

We’ve expanded our UltraCore innovation to the iSonics. The new UltraCore Carbon models come in at the same weight to 100g lighter than last year’s Carbon model. These boards are stiffened up between rider’s back foot and the mast foot pressure, with four smart-carbon vectors on the deck and a full Carbon Innegra perimeter band.

Now, our 2016 iSonics were already the lightest construction technology. The new UltraCore Hybrid Carbon are a little bit lighter again.

UltraCore Reflex Carbon Logo - Red - LR

On top of that, we’re also introducing a special series of UltraCore Reflex Carbon models. These are even lighter again. They are  our very lightest boards built in the most exclusive, lightest grade biaxial carbon fibres on top of our exclusive UltraCore sandwich core. Combining these two gives boards that are our absolute lightest.

 
ModeliSonic Speed Luderitz SpecialiSonic Speed Slalom 70iSonic Speed Slalom 75iSonic Speed Slalom 80iSonic Speed Slalom 87iSonic Speed Slalom 90
TechnologyUltraCore Reflex CarbonUltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
Volume537075808790
Length225231232231232232
Width445055596062
Tail Width25.632.235.737.438.339.6
Thickness9.811.010.910.910.911.6
Bottom Shape
(Tail to Nose)
Flat VeeFlat VeeFlat VeeFlat Vee to
Double Concave
Flat Vee to
Double Concave
Flat Vee
Footstrap Rows111111
FinWithout FinWithout FinWithout FinWithout FinWithout FinWithout Fin
Recommended Fin-Drake Slalom
DW 28 Ready to Race
Drake Slalom
DW 30 Ready to Race
Drake Slalom
DW 32 Ready to Race
Drake Slalom
DW 32 Ready to Race
Drake Slalom
DW 34 Ready to Race
FinboxTuttle BoxTuttle BoxTuttle BoxTuttle BoxTuttle BoxTuttle Box
Fin Range18 - 2424 - 3026 - 3228 - 3430 - 3632 - 38
Sail Range4.5 - 5.64.7 - 6.24.7 - 6.25.1 - 7.05.1 - 7.05.6 - 7.8
Weight
(UltraCore Reflex)
4.304.604.805.005.255.40
North America Price
(excl. VAT)
USD 2,599USD 2,799USD 2,799USD 2,799USD 2,799USD 2,799
Weight
(UltraCore Carbon)
4.504.905.105.305.505.70
North America Price
(excl. VAT)
-USD 2,399USD 2,399USD 2,399USD 2,399USD 2,399
Weights are +/- 5%, except for ASAP, Starlite, Starshot, ArmourTech and Inflatable technologies that are +/- 6%.
Weights are estimates, use for indicative purposes only.
 
ModeliSonic Slalom 97iSonic Slalom 107iSonic Race Slalom 117iSonic Race Slalom 127iSonic Race Slalom 137
TechnologyUltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
Volume97107117127137
Length231231231231231
Width6771778285
Tail Width45.447.850.859.561.1
Thickness12.111.712.412.812.7
Bottom Shape
(Tail to Nose)
Flat Vee to
Double Concave
Flat Vee to
Double Concave
Flat Vee to
Mono Concave
Flat Vee to
Double Concave
Flat Vee to
Double Concave
Footstrap Rows11111
FinWithout FinWithout FinWithout FinWithout FinWithout Fin
Recommended FinDrake Slalom
DW 36 Ready to Race
Drake Slalom
DW 38 Ready to Race
Drake Slalom
DW 42 Ready to Race
Drake Slalom
DW 46 Ready to Race
Drake Race
50 Ready to Race
FinboxTuttle BoxDeep TuttleDeep TuttleDeep Tuttle BoxDeep Tuttle Box
Fin Range34 - 4036 - 4438 - 4640 - 4844 - 52
Sail Range5.6 - 8.26.2 - 8.67.0 - 9.27.8 - 9.57.8 - 10.0
Weight
(UltraCore Reflex)
5.806.006.306.907.10
North America Price
(excl. VAT)
USD 2,799USD 2,799USD 2,799USD 2,799USD 2,799
Weight
(UltraCore Carbon)
6.106.306.707.207.50
North America Price
(excl. VAT)
USD 2,399USD 2,399USD 2,399USD 2,399USD 2,399
Weights are +/- 5%, except for ASAP, Starlite, Starshot, ArmourTech and Inflatable technologies that are +/- 6%.
Weights are estimates, use for indicative purposes only.