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WORLD CHAMPION

Starboard’s flagship board range. The cutting edge in windsurf board technology and the lightest, fastest windsurf boards.

World Champion in 2016 for both Men’s and Women’s PWA Slalom.

The iSonics are all-new for 2018. They’re divided into three groups: the Speed Slaloms (70, 75, 80, 87, and 90), the Slaloms (97 and 107) and the Race Slaloms (117, 127  137, 147 and 157). The iSonic 147 and 157 are all new, made especially for light winds, for the new 91cm ISAF Slalom maximum width limit and for high performance foiling.

The iSonic 117, 127, 137, 147 and 157 are ‘Ready to Foil’: the fin boxes are reinforced and ready for foiling.

They are offered in two technologies: our new Carbon L.C.F. construction designed for the lowest weight but also the lowest carbon footprint and our Carbon Reflex construction, our very lightest technology that uses the most exclusive, lightest biaxial grade carbon fibres for an even lighter weight on the scales.

 



 

W.44 | 70 | 75 | 80 | 87 | 90 | 97 | 107 | 117 | 127 | 137 | 147 | 157

REMI VILA

"2018 is the year we bring more toys than ever to the racing market to help you reach your goals.

In the biggest racing class where many brands compete against one another, we have refined our slalom weapons again to keep the lead and help you to deliver 100% performance and beyond. Stepping on the podium or racing friends is always a huge adrenaline kick and we hope you will enjoy your season."



LOW NOSE CONCEPT

All iSonic use the 'low-nose' concept for reduced drag and added control.

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.

iSONIC SPEED SLALOM: 90

The iSonic 90 has gained early planing and jibe exit speed by increasing the width at 60 cm by 9 mm.

This also has a positive incidence on the acceleration which is very important in slalom, where getting to max speed as quickly as possible is key to winning.

The board now rides a bit lower, and becomes easier to control.

On the right, the iSonic in Carbon L.C.F. technology.

iSONIC SLALOM: 97

The iSonic 97 has seen its thickness reduced by as much as 7 mm in the nose area to increase control.

The cut-aways in the tail have been redesigned to reduce the wetted surface area for less drag.

Combining these two new features gives you a board that you can control further, on more wind than before. Highly recommended for medium weight racers as their medium wind board.

iSONIC SLALOM: 107

The iSonic 107 is a bit bigger in 2018: up to 1 cm wider and also thicker in the tail to increase performance with a 8.6m² sail size, as the gap between the 137 and 107 had grown too big.

To keep the top-end speed and performance levels with a 7.8m², the wetted surface area was reduced by adjusting the cut-aways, like on the iSonic 97.

As a result, the iSonic 107 accelerates faster than before, even with a 7.8m². The winning slalom machine for medium and heavy weights in medium winds.
iSONIC RACE SLALOM: 117

iSONIC RACE SLALOM: 117

Totally new this year, the iSonic 117 now draws from the same style as the iSonic 127 and 137 with more lightwind emphasis.

It is the light weapon for lighter weights and the powerful option for medium to heavy weights in medium winds.

Ready to Foil.
iSONIC RACE SLALOM: 127

iSONIC RACE SLALOM: 127

The iSonic 127 is more compact, and 2 cm shorter than last year's model.

The wetted surface is also 2 cm narrower at 30 cm from the tail, although the total width of the board is only 5 mm narrower.

The result is earlier planing, quicker accelerations, a higher top speed and improved jibing performance.

Ready to Foil.

On the right, the iSonic 127 in Carbon Reflex technology.
iSONIC RACE SLALOM: 137

iSONIC RACE SLALOM: 137

Based on the developments brought to the iSonic 127, the new iSonic 137 is 3 cm shorter.

The wetted surface area is 1.7 cm narrower at 30 cm while the width of the board at this point is 1.3 cm narrower.

Like for the 127, the result is earlier planing, quicker accelerations, a higher top speed and improved jibing performance.

Ready to Foil.
iSONIC 147 & iSONIC 157

iSONIC 147 & iSONIC 157

The new iSonic 147 is designed to meet the IFCA's updated 91 cm width limit for slalom racing and the PWA's 91 cm for foil racing.

Together with the wider iSonic 157, they are two hyper-efficient light-wind machines built for racing. They are our most high-performance foil boards.

READY to FOIL

The iSonic 117, 127, 137, 147 and 157 are Ready to Foil.

The fin boxes are reinforced to withstand heavier loads associated with foiling. They use thick, high-density PVC sheets and thick carbon fibre walls.

Defending World Champion Matteo Iachino in the lead during the 2017 PWA Slalom race in South Korea on his iSonic 127 Carbon Reflex.

iSONIC SPEED

Our iSonic Speed series are carried-over with new graphics.

The iSonic Speed Luderitz Special remains the smallest model for the fastest speeds.

The iSonic Speed Slalom 70, 75, 80 and 87 are the perfect boards for high-wind slalom or speed sailing in open sea or flat waters.
DRAKE ULTRALIGHT MK. IV FOOTSTRAPS

DRAKE ULTRALIGHT MK. IV FOOTSTRAPS

The iSonic Slalom and Race Slalom are fitted with the next iteration of Drake UltraLight footstraps.

These hydrophobic footstraps weigh 89 grams dry, saving up to 242 grams dry and 676 grams when wet.

Two layers of Kevlar X-Ply monofilm replace the internal plastic strip to keep the footstrap comfortable, light and flexible and eliminate any stretch.
DRAKE SLICK FOOTSTRAPS

DRAKE SLICK FOOTSTRAPS

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.

CARBON REFLEX

The iSonic Carbon Reflex is our 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.

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SICOMIN BIO RESIN

Both our Carbon L.C.F. and Carbon Reflex technologies use 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.

CARBON L.C.F.

The iSonics are also 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.

 

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.

CO2 EMISSIONS PER TECHNOLOGY

Antoine Questel wins the historical first-ever PWA Foil Race on the Starboard Race foil and the Starboard iSonic 157 Carbon Reflex.



Location: Japan
Photographer: John Carter

Performance

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Specifications

Model

iSonic Speed Special W.44

iSonic Speed Slalom 70

iSonic Speed Slalom 75

iSonic Speed Slalom 80

iSonic Speed Slalom 87

iSonic Speed Slalom 90

iSonic Slalom 97

iSonic Slalom 107

iSonic Race Slalom 117

iSonic Race Slalom 127

iSonic Race Slalom 134

iSonic Race Slalom 137

iSonic Race Slalom 147

iSonic Race Slalom 157

Technology

Carbon Reflex

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Volume

53

70

75

80

87

90

97

107

117

127

134

137

147

157

Length

225 cm

231 cm

232 cm

231 cm

232 cm

232 cm

231 cm

231 cm

228 cm

229 cm

228 cm

228 cm

228 cm

229 cm

Width

43.9 cm

50.2 cm

55.2 cm

58.9 cm

60.0 cm

62.3 cm

67.4 cm

71.9 cm

77.2 cm

82.8 cm

84.9 cm

84.8 cm

91 cm

99.8 cm

Tail Width

25.6 cm

32.2 cm

35.7 cm

37.4 cm

38.3 cm

39.8 cm

45.4 cm

48.7 cm

54.4 cm

59 cm

58 cm

59.8 cm

69.4 cm

76.3 cm

Thickness

9.8 cm

11.0 cm

10.9 cm

10.9 cm

10.9 cm

11.5 cm

11.8 cm

11.8 cm

12.6 cm

12.8 cm

11.5 cm

12.6 cm

12.7 cm

12.7 cm

Bottom Shape (Tail to Nose)

Flat Vee

Flat Vee

Flat Vee

Flat Vee

Flat Vee

Flat Vee

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Flat Vee to Double Concave

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

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Footstrap Rows

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Fin

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Not Supplied

Finbox

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Foil Box

Foil Box

Foil Box

Foil Box

Foil Box

Foil Box

Fin Range

18 - 24

24 - 30

26 - 32

28 - 34

30 - 36

32 - 38

34 - 40

36 - 44

38 - 46

40 - 48

44 - 52

46 - 54

48 - 58

48 - 60

Sail Range

4.5m² - 5.6m²

4.7m² - 6.2m²

4.7m² - 6.2m²

5.1m² - 7.0m²

5.1m² - 7.0m²

5.6m² - 7.8m²

5.6m² - 8.2m²

6.2m² - 8.6m²

7.0m² - 9.2m²

7.8m² - 9.5m²

7.8m² - 10.0m²

8.2m² - 10.4m²

8.2m² - 10.4m²

8.2m² - 10.4m²

Weight (Carbon L.C.F.)

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4.90 kg

5.15 kg

5.40 kg

5.60 kg

5.70 kg

6.20 kg

6.40 kg

7.30 kg

7.40 kg

TBC

7.60 kg

8.10 kg

8.35 kg

Weight (Carbon Reflex)

4.42 kg

4.80 kg

5.00 kg

5.10 kg

5.30 kg

5.50 kg

5.95 kg

6.15 kg

6.95 kg

7.15 kg

TBC

7.40 kg

7.60 kg

8.05 kg