2012 Starboard Kode
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The Kode Freestyle Waves are Starboard’s wave freestyle boards. Their nature is to be aggressive, fast and maneuverable.
|The three smallest sizes are most wave orientated. They fit the classic description of ‘down-the-line sideshore wave boards’. Their speed and maneuverability make them good freestylers as well, although windsurfers nowadays may find them too small for anything other than the occasional high-wind move.The three middle sizes are a balanced blend between wave, freestyle and freeride. 86 litres remains a popular size for wave riding, so the 86 maintains a strong wave emphasis. The 94 and 103 are the best freestylers and high-wind freeriders.The two largest sizes are mostly freeride-oriented, since their size does not fit with the generally-accepted wave or freestyle volumes. They can best be seen as engaging, maneuverable alternatives in the freeride segment.The Kode Freestyle Waves are exclusively single fin boards.
- The range that blends wave, freestyle and freeride.
- 68, 74, 80 : classic down-the-line style wave riders with high-wind freestyle ability
- 86, 94, 103: perfectly balanced blend between wave, freestyle and freeride
- 113, 123: maneuverable freeriders
- New shape: the Kode 74 is five centimeters more compact and shaped with extra tail-kick to make it more versatile in the waves. It’ll draw both tight and wide arcs and feel more controlled in the air.
- New shapes: the 86, 94 and 103 have a harder release edge in the tail for a sharper acceleration on to the plane and in the gusts. Top speed also increases a fraction. The overall shapes have been shortened down by three centimeters, improving high-wind control. The more compact nose, which reduces swing-weight, improves the boards’ responsiveness during jumps, jibes and aerial freestyle moves
- To generate the speed: fast rocker-line curves define the central spine of the bottom shape. That’s the part you use when riding in a straight line.
- To generate the maneuverability: the spiraling vee bottom shape exaggerates the curvature along the edges of the board. That’s the part you engage as you carve the board.
- To generate the aggressive bite: the rails are shaped thin between the front strap and the nose.
- For comfort and general user-friendliness: the rails are thicker and voluminous under your back foot, giving more float and forgiveness during maneuvers. The decks are nicely domed.
- Heel bumpers (68, 74, 80) and contoured Sponge Pads (86, 94, 103) for more comfort.