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2013 Starboard GO

$1,599.00

$1,399.00

You save $200.00 (13%)!

The GO – Starboard’s iconic range of progressive freeride boards. They are the original, comfortable, stable and easy all-round designs that have transformed modern windsurfing.

The GO introduced the concept of extra-wide and super stable freeride shapes. They were the first boards to feature a full soft EVA deck, making windsurfing more comfortable than ever. Their revolutionary wide-style designs gave the GO boards the ability to outperform even the most advanced racing designs at the time.

Today, the GO widestyle freeriders continue to live the concept, with five all new shapes. Comfort, ease of use, stability and performance all in one: The GO. One for all.

Sizes and features

The five sizes available are 121, 131, 141, 151 and 171. All the boards come with a host of neat features that make windsurfing more enjoyable, simpler and more easy.

  1. Foostrap positions for every level of sailing: beginner, intermediates and advanced.
  2. Carry handles in the centre: makes carrying the board under-arm easy.
  3. Carry handles in the nose: makes carrying the board by two people more convenient.
  4. Full soft EVA deck: comfortable for your feet, knees and elbows. You get lots of grip without the cuts or rashes. New for 2011: the EVA deck is raised high above the edges of the board to allow the water to flow freely around the board and carve jibe smoothly without interruption. The EVA deck is also reduced from the nose and tail area, keeping the soft deck away from abrasion intensive areas.
  5. The 151 and 171 models are delivered with two fins – a shallow fin that makes handling easier for beginners, including the first steps in shallower water, and a deeper, high performance fin that unlocks the full performance potential of the GO.
  6. New! The GO 151 and 171 now include centre fin-box – perfect for fitting an extra centre fin that makes a beginner’s first steps even easier.

Design

 

The GO boards are designed around three key principles: make planing easy, make the ride fast and exciting, and make the handling fun and responsive.

The new outlines are longer, including a profile that is stretched out and more slender. This allows the boards to get planing more smoothly and more gradually as they glide forwards. Maintaining plenty of width, the GOs remain super stable with lots of power in reserve. For more advanced riders, this power can be used with larger sails to maximize the board’s early planing abilities, drive upwind and reach top speed.

New hard rail edges allow the board to release cleanly from the water as it accelerates, promoting early planing yet further and giving the board a crisp, clean ride with sharp accelerations with every gust of wind.

In the turns, the GO’s shape makes jibing virtually automatic. They are the easiest boards to learn your carve jibes, perfect your skills and make your first fully-planing jibes. Their width, their narrow, rounded tails and the float designed into the board’s rails makes them plane out of a jibe more easily than ever.

Technology

Available in Tufskin with a full EVA deck, the GO boards are very tough and durable. See Technology page for more details and to see what’s inside a Tufskin board.

FITTINGS:

  1. Carry handles in the centre: makes carrying the board under-arm easy
  2. Full soft EVA deck: comfortable for your feet, knees and elbows. You get lots of grip without the cuts or rashes. New for 2011: the EVA deck is raised high above the edges of the board to allow the water to flow freely around the board and carve jibe smoothly without interruption. The EVA deck is also reduced from the nose and tail area, keeping the soft deck away from abrasion intensive areas.
  3. Foostrap positions for every level of sailing: beginner, intermediates and advanced.
  4. Carry handles in the nose: makes carrying the board by two people more convenient.

New! The GO 151 and 171 now include centre fin-box – perfect for fitting an extra centre fin that makes a beginner’s first steps even easier.

The GO Windsurfer is the natural concept born out of the Starboard Share Windsurfing movement. It is currently the world’s most stable freeride board with a daggerboard.

With the Go 171 shape, we have an amazingly versatile, fun and stable board with plenty of performance for the advanced windsurfer. Fast, exciting to ride and with supremely easy jibing abilities, the GO 171 shape also has plenty of stability, plenty of volume and some extra length to glide smoothly along in light winds.

From these ingredients came a simple idea: add a retractable daggerboard to make the GO Windsurfer the perfect board to crossover between high-wind freeride performance, entry-level windsurfing and summer-time light wind cruises.

The addition of Starboard’s Clipperbox system however, is unlike adding just any a conventional daggerboard system. The new Starboard Clipperbox plays two key roles in making the GO Windsurfer concept special:

Firstly, the new Clipperbox system allows the daggerboard to be removed entirely from the board without tools, in a fraction of a second. Simply pull it out when not needed (to save weight), and push it back in when cruising in lightwinds and teaching friends and family.

Secondly, the Clipperbox system has a smart plastic L-plate glued to the inside of the rubber lips. This L-plate system creates a one way system where the daggerboard can be extracted but the water cannot gush through the board in full planing mode.

This simple innovation transforms the idea of adding daggerboard system to a freeride board as it no longer compromises full planing performance; no more draggy, slow, sticky feelings. The GO Windsurfer, with the daggerboard removed, planes and up rides just like a board without a daggerboard box.

These key elements combine to make the new GO Windsurfer a magical board to share the joys of windsurfing: an amazingly versatile shape, an easily removable daggerboard and the efficient one-way rubber lips system.