Our aim is to create the lightest yet strongest possible construction for each of our models.

The Wood technology was introduced in 1984 by Jean Louis Colmas on New Caledonia, but at that time only used in custom production. Svein Rasmussen and Colmas spent endless hours throughout 1994 and 1995 refining the technique, and tailor make it for production boards. When first launched in 1994, the Starboards shocked the market - weighing in 1 kg lighter than it's competitors. The result was last year described as the best construction on the market;

"The most impressive construction we saw was the wood veneer found on some Starboards. According to our weight and ding tests, the Star 260 Wave Wood managed to marry low weight- as low as any board of it's size- with ding resistance almost comparable to that of boards with thermoformed skins."
American Windsurfer magazine 2/99.

It is a combination of EPS foam, glass, PVC foam from Divinycell and Airex, Dyneema/ Carbon reinforcements and an outside wrap of 0.6 mm selected Australian Pine for extra stiffness and impact resistance.

The Wood Formula boards have a "Racing" finish which saves 3-500 grams. This is due to requests from our top Formula racers, including the current World champion Wojtec Brzozowski, who believes it's more important to have the lightest construction, rather than a cosmetically perfect board.

Starboards D-Ram technology was described as "bullet proof" by Windsurfing magazine US this year. The EPS core is swept in a layer of military glass, then wrapped in PVC and finally "coated" with glass, Dyneema and Carbon reinforcements. Additionally all boards are reinforced with 0.6 mm Wood in the standing area.

All Surf boards, Fish boards and small Carve boards have double sandwich.

Dyneema is used as reinforcements in both our Wood and D-Ram construction. Dyneema is produced by a unique gel spinning process where molecules are disentangled to enable parallel orientation, giving the fibers their quality.

The strength and relative high elongation to break ratio gives the fiber the ability to absorb a great amount of energy. The Sonic velocity, over 10 km/sec, allows extremely high distribution of impact energy. Dyneema is used by the US Department of defense as absorption of ballistic energy in bullet proof jackets, and by Starboard to obtain a more durable and stronger board construction.

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