Starboard Alu/Carbon Race Windsurfing Foil

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KATEGORI FREERIDE / RACE

RACE foilen med Carbonvingar och Alumast från Starboard är för dig som ska börja foila och vill kunna utvecklas utan att behöva byta efter ngt år eller två. Tack vare 95 cm höjd på masten klarar den högre vågor och den längre Fuselagen ger en lugnare stabilare gång.

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Tez, you are an experienced freeride foiler. Could you tell us what freeride foiling is about and what you enjoy the most about it?

 

Tez: For most people, freeride windfoiling will be about making use of light wind (sub-18 knots) and flying back and forth. Gybes will then be the move of choice I think. This is a good thing and definitely the main area industry bods should be focusing on rather than pouring all energy into high performance ends of the spectrum - foilstyle and racing (although these niches do need due attention as well). 

 

There are two main reasons I like windfoilingFlying back and forth in 12 knots of wind, effortlessly, with the sun beating down and nobody else on the water is pretty much picture postcard perfect. This was my scene most days this summer with the UK experiencing Mediterranean like conditions. It was like this for about 7 weeks!

 

The other reason is I can be on much smaller sails than most others. If it's 25-30 knots then great. But for everything below that threshold being able to use your small sails when all other riders are still on big rigs is just bliss. Why restle with anything bigger when you don't need to...?

 

What level do you need to be able to start freeride windfoiling?

 

Tez: I don't think there's a level that we can categorically say is when you should start foiling. In one of your previous articles about a light wind spot in Brazil, Marcello was explaining how he takes beginner windsurfers and transitions them to foiling as soon as they've cracked the sport's fundamentals. And why not? After all, learning to foil is no harder than learning to plane using a harness and footstraps.

In fact, due to there being no real necessity to use footstraps and harnesses foiling for progressing riders could end up being easier. For most sailors looking at foiling they'll already be planing comfortably. Some maybe going round corners whilst others will be aiming to crack that elusive carve gybe.

Maximum power, maximum upwind performance and the earliest take-off. The long fuselage also makes the foil super-stable for progressing foilers.
Mast: Alu 95cm
Fuselage: Aluminium 115cm
Front Wing: Carbon 800cm2
Tail Wing: Carbon 255cm2


Starboards supersmarta modultänk som gör att man kan modifiera eller uppgradera sin foil enkelt, exempelvis byta ut masten mot en kolfibermast senare om man vill maximer prestanda och minimera vikt. Varje foil består av mast, fuselag, frontwing, tailwing. Du kan variera alla dessa delar för att få antingen lättvindsegenskaper, hårdvindsegenskaper, egenskaper för tyngre seglare, högre vågor mm. Passar i alla deep tuttlebox brädor. OBS en foil ger mer gkrafter än vanlig fena så helst skall man köra brädor med förstärkta boxar även om vi vet flera som kört men vilken deeptuttlebräda som helst och det funkat

 

  • Mast Technology

    Forget weight, forget flex: foil masts have to be stiff and torsionally rigid to achieve controlled flight. The stiffer, the more stable. And the more stable, the more control and more performance the foil delivers. Starboard Carbon masts are built in 100% pre-preg carbon, with forty layers of wrapped high-modulus uni-axial, bi-axial and tri-axial Toray carbon hydraulically pressed, heated and fused into one monolithic mast of incredible stiffness. Starboard Aluminum masts use a proprietary and patent-pending triple beam cross-section with a unique profile that pushes more material to the perimeter than any known other masts, providing unprecedented stiffness and performance.

     

    The shape of our mast has also been optimized for flexural and torsional stiffness. Computer-simulated analysis shows the Starboard mast, by virtue of its shape alone, is already up to 52% stiffer than a traditional mast.

    Wing Technology

    We found G10 wings and glass fibre wings to flex too much, no matter what we tried. Flex reduces control and stability. Since thicker wings would reduce performance, we chose to make all Starboard Wings in 100% pre-preg Toray carbon. Like for the mast, stiffer wings equal controlled and stable flight.

  • Fuselage Technology

    Aluminium. Why aluminium? A-B testing repeatedly found aluminium fuselages to outperform carbon fuselages in spite of their weight and the extra care needed to avoid corrosion. The longer the fuselage, the more apparent it became: unlike masts or wings that are thin, because of the solid, circular cross-section of a fuselage, not only is an aluminium fuselage stiffer, it is also tougher, stronger and torsionally more rigid. Since added weight is not a disadvantage in foils, possibly even an advantage, we chose 6061 aluminium for the fuselage construction.

    Wing Saddles

    The key to a good saddle design is width and square, mechanically locking shapes. With a flat and large mating surface that makes the most of the fuselage's width, Starboard's wings bolt-on with ease and allow wings of all shapes and sizes to be fitted. Want to attach your own wings? We supply G10 shimming blocks that allow you to bolt on any wings to the Starboard Modular Foil Platform.

    Fuselage Fitting

    A super stiff mast, a hyper-rigid fuselage and full carbon wings would all go to waste if the fuselage fitting wasn't up to par. So we designed our own patent-pending fuselage fitting that not only allows for convenient disassembly, it also allows four lateral bolts to crank up the fitting pressure between the mast and the fuselage to the max, enhancing torsional rigidity and creating a single, fused high performance unit. Three Torx bolts on the bottom carry the vertical loads. When the fuselage fitting could be the weakest link in a foil construction, our patent-pending system turns the design equation upside down, making the connection a stronger and stiffer link than had we made a single-piece mast fuselage combination.

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