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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

Key features

  • 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.