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AIR IN THE BOARD, WIND IN THE SAIL

The innovative inflatable windsurf boards capable of full planing and full carve jibing.

The AirPlane is the board for those who are looking for mobility, yet want a fun and high performance experience. The boards are for everyone – from the experienced full planing user to the young kids of the sport. It’s light, durable, fast and rolls up into a bag.

There are five sizes available: the 230, 242, 255, 270 and 290. The AirPlane 290 is also available as a School Edition, without footstrap fittings, advanced graphics or a bag.

The AirPlanes have a new enclosed fin box for reduced drag, new integrated deck plate, a new removable center fin box and a new, upgraded construction for 2018.



 

230 | 242 | 255 | 270 | 290
The AirPlanes are available in 5 sizes for 2018.

The AirPlane 230 and 242 are our performance-orientated sizes. They're fast and maneuverable.

The AirPlane 255, 270 and 290 are our intermediate boards, suitable for beginners and more experienced riders alike. The AirPlane 290 with its fully retractable daggerboard is the most suited to beginners.

ENCLOSED FIN BOX

For 2018, we improved top speed, reduced drag and made the AirPlanes easier to get planing by enclosing the fin box permanently in the board. The bottom shape in the tail becomes clean and more streamlined.

It is glued in place and no longer removable, which also makes the boards simpler to set up.
DRAKE SLICK FOOTSTRAP & INSERT SYSTEM

DRAKE SLICK FOOTSTRAP & INSERT SYSTEM

Starboard's exclusive footstrap insert system uses 7mm thin insert plates that are glued to the board's surface.

The footstraps bolt into the embedded brass plate and two male pins connect through the footstrap for a twist-free fitting.

Delivered with Drake Slick straps that are partially made from recycled plastic bottles, in partnership with Waste2Wear. Strong and comfortable.

DOUBLE RAIL EDGE TECHNOLOGY

The Starboard invention that created the planing inflatable windsurfing board segment.

The Rail Edge runs along the rails of the board, creating a hard edge that allows for a clean water release and higher speeds.

For 2018, we've re-positioned the Rail Edge to improve grip while carve jibing.

REMOVABLE CENTER FIN BOX

The smaller AirPlanes sizes (230, 242, 255 and 270) come with a removable center fin box.

Remove both box and fin for advanced windsurfing with more speed and less weight.

Re-attach when learning or when upwind performance is preferred.

AIRPLANE 290 DAGGERBOARD

The AirPlane 290 with its fully retractable, rubber-sealed daggerboard case blends beginner stability and progressive freeriding. The most suited to beginners.

The rubber lips seal the opening when the daggerboard is retracted. They can also be changed easily, without tools.
The rocker have been adjusted to provide the right combination of lift, glide and maneuverability.

All boards come in 6" thickness except for the AirPlane 230 which comes in 4.75".
Rider: Boujmaa Guilloul
Location: Maui
Photographer: John Carter

MUSHROOM MAST INSERT

Our ‘mushroom’ style mast insert system is the most secure and safest system.

By inserting the mast insert from the bottom, the mast insert is held in place securely: the more the sail tries to pull the insert out, the more it stays in place.

Traditional mast inserts where a hole is cut into the skin becomes weaker the more the sail pulls, eventually ripping out and leaving a hole where air leaks out.

A new integrated deck plate is now added into the deck of the board for simpler assembly and a stiffer feel.

UPGRADED DROP-STITCH

The construction is upgraded with a new double-layer, low-extension drop-stitch technology for added stiffness, improved durability, higher resistance to puncture, improved shape stability over time and reduced weight.

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AIRPLANE 290 SCHOOL EDITION

A popular choice for windsurfing schools and clubs.

The AirPlane 290 School editions keeps the same daggerboard as the standard 290 but comes without footstrap fittings, advanced graphics, pump or bag.

MAGIC SUITCASE

All AirPlanes except the 290 School Edition are supplied with our new Magic Suitcase that packs everything away tidily into a convenient wheeled travel bag.

For 2018, the Magic Suitcase is made from recycled plastic bottles, in partnership with Waste2Wear.

V8 DOUBLE ACTION PUMP

They're also supplied with our benchmark V8 Double Action pump.

Inflate your board faster and easier with continuous pumping cycles in both down and upward action. Turn the switch and it becomes a single action pump for easy inflation to 18 PSI.

Always inflate between 15 and 18 PSI for maximum stiffness and performance.

Performance

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Specifications

Model

AirPlane 230

AirPlane 242

AirPlane 255

AirPlane 270

AirPlane 290

AirPlane 290

Technology

Deluxe

Deluxe

Deluxe

Deluxe

Deluxe

School Edition

Volume

136

201

229

261

290

290

Length

230 cm

242 cm

255 cm

270 cm

290 cm

290 cm

Width

65 cm

72 cm

78 cm

84 cm

90 cm

90 cm

Thickness

4.75"

6"

6"

6"

6"

6"

Bottom Shape (Tail to Nose)

Flat

Flat

Flat

Flat

Flat

Flat

Footstrap Rows

1

1

2

2

2

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Fin

Drake Freeride Power 40 + Drake Shallow 22

Drake Freeride Power 40 + Drake Shallow 22

Drake Freeride Power 42 + Drake Shallow 22

Drake Shallow 41 + Drake Shallow 22

Drake Shallow 41

Drake Shallow 22

Finbox

Tuttle FAST Box + Removable US Box

Tuttle FAST Box + Removable US Box

Tuttle FAST Box + Removable US Box

Tuttle FAST Box + Removable US Box

Tuttle FAST Box

US FAST Box

Daggerboard

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Daggerboard 57

Daggerboard 57

Daggerbox

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Clipperbox

Clipperbox

Sail Range

2.0m² - 8.5m²

2.0m² - 8.5m²

2.0m² - 8.5m²

2.0m² - 9.5m²

2.0m² - 9.5m²

2.0m² - 9.5m²

Weight (Deluxe)

9.55 kg

10.15 kg

11.00 kg

12.05 kg

15.95 kg

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Weight (School Edition)

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15.35 kg