2014 Starboard ATOM IQ Carbon
The Atom IQs are Starboard’s next generation of super thin freemove boards.
As freemove boards, they are designed to be exciting and fast in the straight line yet highly maneuverable and aggressive with a widest wind-range and control.
The slim & wide shape of the Atom IQs allow them to plane early like a board with 15 liters of extra volume, yet remains as maneuverable as a board with 15 liters less. With the right tuning, you get a wind range that covers three classic freeride boards.
Very thin rails and profile combined with the compact and wide outline give the Atom IQs their sporty and comfortable character with aggressive and easy jibes and a lively planing.
For 2014, the Atom IQs come in three sizes: 100, 110 and 120 liters and in only one construction: Carbon
The Atom IQs are unique boards, with an innovative slim shape concept. When the first generation of boards was released back in 2010, the freeride market wasn’t ready yet for such an evolution. In 2013, it seems everyone is demanding it.
The very wide outline will get you on the plane early, track upwind with power and allow you to fly through lulls. Despite the width, the boards remain very compact with thin profiles to shed excessive mass and short lengths to minimize swing weight. This makes the Atom IQs very responsive, maneuverable and controllable in all situations. With the right tuning, they offer an extraordinary wind range.
The foot pads include a 5mm Sponge layer in addition to the normal grooved-EVA layer to boost comfort, even in the tail of the board where the maximum thickness remains 9.9cm.
The aggressively hard-edged but very thin rails allow the Atom IQs to jibe with a lot of grip and power, inviting their riders to go harder and faster into the turns every time.