INFLATABLE WINDSURF BOARD
AIR IN THE BOARD – WIND IN THE SAIL
The Airplane is Starboard’s innovative inflatable windsurfing board model, capable of full planing and real carve jibing.
With the new Woven Technology, the 2023 AirPlanes are 1.8kg lighter and stiffer than ever. It’s a new level of inflatable windsurf board performance.
THE AIRPLANE WINDSURF IN DETAIL
Double-layer, low-extension woven drop-stitch Fusion Welded technology adds stiffness, improves durability with a higher resistance to puncture, improves shape stability over time and reduces weight. New improved efficiency and reduced drag ensure easier planing. Enclosing the AirPlane’s rear fin box permanently in the board streamlines the bottom shape, which improves early planing and top-end speed. The new box is glued in place and no longer removable, which also makes the board easier to set up.
WOVEN DROPSTITCH TECHNOLOGY
The new woven dropstitch technology is used on the top and the bottom of the board.
The process starts with a glue-free PVC lamination. The new weave provides a structure for the polyester yarns – which gives the board its shape. The weave has less give than the traditional knitting method. Knitted fibers have soft and stretchy properties, whereas this new weaving is superior in stiffness, reflex, and rigidity.
WELDED RAIL TECHNOLOGY
Starboard’s Welded Rail Technology uses a new & advanced heat-welding process whereby the top and bottom layers of the board are mechanically bonded. That means there is no glue used to join the top and bottom along the rails (where leakage can occur) and these joins are now bonded for life – making our boards the most durable on the market!
FULL POWER PLANING
The Starboard invention that created the planing inflatable windsurfing board segment. A proprietary 3D elastomer compound rail edge runs along the rails of the board, creating a hard edge that allows for a clean water release and higher speed, yet fold and roll up. We’ve improved the Rail Edge to improve grip while carve jibing.
FINE TUNED ROCKER
The rocker has been adjusted to provide the right combination of lift, glide and manoeuvrability. All boards come in 6″ thickness.
Our Airplane inflatable windsurf boars is supplied with our new roller-wheeled bag that packs everything away tidily and conveniently. Made of a RPET 450D outer fabric layer made from recycled plastic bottles, in partnership with Waste2Wear. The bottles are chopped into flakes, washed, melted and extruded into yarns and then spun into a fabric. Between 30 to 50 bottles are used per bag. Bottles that now re-enters the market again, without risk of polluting the environment. Ripstop weaving technology improves wear and tear resistance.
The Drake footstraps are made from Yulex foam with the smoothest fabric for a comfortable feel. Under your feet the 4mm footpads with a diamond grooving pattern will provide a connected feel while ensuring enough grip.
V8 DOUBLE ACTION PUMP
All boards are supplied with our benchmark V8 Double Action pump. Inflate your board faster and easier with continuous pumping cycles in both down and upward action. Turn the switch and it becomes a single action pump for easy inflation to 18 PSI. Always inflate between 15 and 18 PSI for maximum stiffness and performance.
|Model||AirPlane 255||AirPlane 290|
|Fin Boxes||Tuttle + Removable Us Box||Tuttle + Inflatable Clipper Box|
|Recommended Fins||Drake FreeRide Power 42 + Drake Shallow 22||Drake Shallow 41 + Daggerboard 57|
|Weight||9.2 kg||14.10 Kg|