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Carbon L.C.F.

Light, crisp and fast. Low carbon footprint. We designed Carbon L.C.F. to be energy efficient; to exceed the expectations of a carbon board while using more sustainable materials and consume less of it. We achieved this by combining bio-resin and carbon fibres with end-grain Balsa.

LOW CARBON FOOTPRINT

For a 117 litre board, the carbon footprint is 86 kg/CO2. At this stage, Carbon L.C.F. is our board technology that has the lowest footprint per litre. (For reference, a laptop computer has 295 kg/CO2 footprint).

WHY BALSA?

HONEYCOMB PROPERTIES

By turning the balsa grains vertically within the sandwich structure, Starboard’s innovative end-grain sandwich connects the top and bottom faces with millions of vertical, honeycomb-like pillars.

The result: significantly higher mechanical properties than conventional petroleum-based PVC:

3x shear modulus | 3x tensile strength | 20x tensile modulus | 2.75x compressive strength

FLEX OPTIMIZATION

PART 1

Carbon L.C.F boards have four overlapping unidirectional carbon layers from the back footstrap to the mast track to make the board crisp and stiff along the mid section.

FLEX OPTIMIZATION

PART 2

A Carbon Innegra perimeter rail band wraps around the entire board to give the board its overall rigidity and strength. Think of a tennis racket: a carbon frame is more effective in creating stiffness than a carbon paddle blade.

SICOMIN BIO RESIN

GREENPOXY 33

We 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.

 

FUSED EPS CORE

15.5 G/CM³ DENSITY

Waterproof, shear resistant, fused and moulded individually to fit each and every Starboard board to minimize waste.