the Starboard BLACKBOX waveboard - 87 Liter,
ive read about it earlier and finally could see it with my own eyes at DAS BOOT Dusseldorf.
It should be a superb board in light conditions. To bad there is just 'One size only'! the 87liter version.
I heard you can order the blackbox in april and its delivered from May 2013... but you ll be ripping a 2014 model! ;)
The people from starboard told me there will be no bigger or smaller versions of the black box.
To bad for the heavier sailors who wants a lightwindboard with a little bit of extra float/volume... :-(
this concept should be awesome in lightwinds.. only not for the heavier sailors i think. or
For me example.. Id like to float a litte with minimal winds.. meaning 100liter is needed.
The square tail is wide... Really wide! 30cm ;) the backstraps is placed far backwards close to the tail
funny detail, look at the masttrack, its not placed straight inside the board!
As the board is one size only, it looks like the baseplate can only be placed aswell on one place only, exactly in the middle and nowhere else.
The specfs are innovative and pushing its limits 215 x 62cm wide ! I LIKE !
the nose of the board, reminds my of my S.O.S. Rocketfish boards which i had for many years., a full/wide pointy nose.
deep concaves, with a trailer fin concept! 2 wider fins on each side and a little bit (2cm) smaller/thruster/trailer fin in the middle.. slotboxes on the side and US in the middle.
I would love to try out a lightwind wave board shaped for heavier guys, with the same concept.
Maybe i should go for a custom one of these days :-)
UPDATE April 2013 >> and custom it is!
see my box 103L project here >
first time on water..sick!!!