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PLUG AND PLAY FREERIDE

The CarveIQs are pure freeride boards that merge the AtomIQs and the Carve into one.

The three smaller sizes are slim, thin and compact, replacing the AtomIQs. More aggressive, maneuverable boards with an exciting, connected feel and a very fast ride. Compared to the AtomIQs, they’re shorter, with a wider tail and a new bottom shape.

The three larger sizes are longer and more stable, designed with plug-and-play philosophy. Maximum performance with minimum fuss. They replace the Carves. Compared to the Carves, they’re also shorter, with a new bottom shape but the same long, flat rocker profiles to get going easily.

Available in our new Carbon L.C.F. technology, as well as Flax Balsa and 3DX.



 

104 | 114 | 124 | 131 | 141 | 151

EXTRA-SHORT OUTLINES

The CarveIQ 104, 114 and 124 are extra-short for more control in high winds, making them more reactive and maneuverable.

The tails are wider than last year, making them more stable at speed with power to go upwind; a wider wind range overall.

SQUASH NOSE

The three larger sizes (131, 141 and 151) are designed for easy planing. They are longer, with smooth profiles that glide onto the plane effortlessly.

For 2018, the squash nose aims to reduce dead weight at the tip of the nose without affecting the ease of getting planing. As a result, the boards have more high wind control and feel more reactive.

WHY THIN?

The CarveIQs are all designed with a thin profile, a Starboard innovation first introduced in 2010. A thin profile lowers the board's center of gravity, making the board more sporty, more stable, more controlled and more reactive.
BOTTOM SHAPE

BOTTOM SHAPE

We've added more Vee throughout the board to improve the jibing qualities and make the CarveIQs smoother across rough, choppy conditions.

WIDER TAILS

The wider tails help make the board more stable at speed, with more power to go upwind.

All CarveIQs use a Tuttle Box for a strong and reliable fitting of the fin.
Rider: Sarah-Quita Offringa
Location: Western Australia
Photographer: John Carter

CUT-AWAYS

The CarveIQs feature cut-aways that reduce drag created by the wider tail. They give the CarveIQs their high top speed and ability to quickly accelerate.
FREERIDE POWER FIN

FREERIDE POWER FIN

The CarveIQs are delivered with our Drake Freeride Power CNC G-10 fins, that have a thin tip for speed and control. The upright rake and thicker base of these fins provide maximum stability and traction.
DRAKE SLICK FOOTSTRAPS AND PADS

DRAKE SLICK FOOTSTRAPS AND PADS

The CarveIQs feature double-layered contoured Sponge padswith a new diamond grooving pattern that provides grip and comfort over extended sessions while being more resistant to wear-and-tear.

They come with a new generation of Drake Slick straps that are narrower than the wave straps and where the top cover is made from recycled plastic bottles, in partnership with Waste2Wear. They're strong and comfortable with strap-size indicators for easy adjustments.

CARBON L.C.F.

The CarveIQs are available in our new carbon construction designed for the lightest weight but also the lowest carbon footprint.

At 86 kg of CO2 emissions for a 117 liter board, Carbon L.C.F. is our most environmentally-friendly board yet, using bio resin and our exclusive end-grain Balsa sandwich core.
Learn more about Carbon L.C.F.

CO2 EMISSIONS PER TECHNOLOGY

 

 

Our bio-resin has half the carbon emissions footprint of conventional epoxy resin and end-grain Balsa has a tenth of the footprint of conventional PVC sandwich cores.

Boards built using the Carbon L.C.F. technology use Smart Carbon vectors: putting the carbon smartly in the right places for an optimized combination of stiffness, flex and feel and ultimately allowing us to use less of it.

We've also removed all plastic from our packaging: bubble-wrap, plastic dust bags and EPS blocks have been replaced with honeycomb and corrugated cardboard to further reduce the carbon footprint of a Starboard.

3DX

The CarveIQs are also available in 3DX construction.

3DX stands for three dimensional biaxial glass micro-sandwich construction. Both deck and bottom are wrapped in 45 degree biaxial glass fiber wetted out with an expanding foam epoxy cured under high pressure.

The biaxial glass gives a crisp, stiff feel with flex for choppy conditions. The foam epoxy creates a 2mm skin thickness for a micro-sandwich effect: tough and strong.

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FLAX BALSA

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.

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Performance

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Specifications

Model

CarveIQ 104

CarveIQ 114

CarveIQ 124

CarveIQ 131

CarveIQ 141

CarveIQ 151

Technology

Carbon L.C.F. | Flax Balsa | 3DX

Carbon L.C.F. | Flax Balsa | 3DX

Carbon L.C.F. | Flax Balsa | 3DX

Carbon L.C.F. | Flax Balsa | 3DX

Carbon L.C.F. | Flax Balsa | 3DX

Carbon L.C.F. | Flax Balsa | 3DX

Volume

104

114

124

131

141

151

Length

231 cm

231 cm

230 cm

246 cm

246 cm

246 cm

Width

71.5 cm

76 cm

81 cm

81 cm

83.5 cm

84 cm

Tail Width

44.1 cm

47.5 cm

50.5 cm

48.6 cm

50.9 cm

51.6 cm

Thickness

11.6 cm

11.3 cm

11.2 cm

12.3 cm

12.0 cm

14.3 cm

Bottom Shape (Tail to Nose)

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Footstrap Rows

2

2

2

2

2

2

Fin

Drake Freeride Power 36

Drake Freeride Power 38

Drake Freeride Power 40

Drake Freeride Power 44

Drake Freeride Power 46

Drake Freeride Power 48

Finbox

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Fin Range

32 - 40

34 - 42

36 - 44

38 - 48

40 - 50

44 - 52

Sail Range

5.0m² - 8.0m²

5.5m² - 8.5m²

6.0m² - 9.0m²

6.0m² - 9.0m²

6.0m² - 9.5m²

6.5m² - 10.0m²

Weight (Carbon L.C.F.)

6.90 kg

7.20 kg

7.30 kg

7.80 kg

7.90 kg

8.10 kg

Weight (Flax Balsa)

7.00 kg

7.30 kg

7.40 kg

7.90 kg

8.00 kg

8.20 kg

Weight (3DX)

8.40 kg

8.70 kg

9.00 kg

9.20 kg

9.50 kg

9.80 kg