Just unpacked the 2020 boards (44, 55, 60, 67 and 83). Style and finish looks fantastic. Nice shapes, with a fair bit of volume under the straps. Can't wait to test them out. Will provide further comment as they get sailed! Well done Starboard on what looks like a another great set of boards for 2020!
Nice quiver Dave. You will be well setup with those boards
Wow, love em. Has the W44 shape been updated or is unchanged?
When business picks up, the W44 and iS60 are on my shopping list. (or possible the iS55 instead of the iS60,, I'm still unsure about which one to go with).
I don't think the W44 has changed - apart from the colour! Quite different to my 2014 board though, with a less square nose and what appears to be a little more volume under the straps.
The 55 and 60 do look quite similar, so if you're lighter, the 55 would probably do for a mod-high wind speed/slalom board. I got the 55 as a lighter wind speed board for flat water and the 60 as a higher wind blasting board in chop for 1hrs, etc.
Probably the best I've ever seen
wow! isonic porn!
now that starboard is getting rich with the ifoil btw maybe they are going to revive the ultrasonic that I wish they hadn't sacrificed on the shrine of foiling...
Great looking quiver. Will look forward to word on how they go!
Nice Dave!! Now it will take you a day to put all the footsteps on
Probably the best I've ever seen
Yeah, what species is that?
looks like instant lawn from Strathayr
Yep, instant lawn, laid about 18 months ago. Kentucky Bluegrass I think. It's absolutely brilliant!
Foot straps all went on pretty quick, the screws tend to locate easier and all went in without any issues!
Sounds like the 55 works well Dave
Yes, 55 is going well. Have sailed it three different times over the last two days. First time for a late afternoon sail yesterday at the West Inlet (my first go on the sand bar). Sailed it with my MACH2 6.2 and a 23cm Tribal Weedspeed (didn't have my trailer and forgot my main fin - a 23cm Slingshot)! Wind was up and down, but the board felt great. Easy to get on the plane, gybed really well and felt good off the wind. Managed a 40 knot run, so all good.
This morning sailed the same spot with the same sail and fin. Wind was a good direction for a few runs, but then went more broad and strengthened. Top 2-second was a 41 knot run, but the board (and rig) felt a bit big for the conditions once the wind picked up (quite choppy in the lead-up to and then at the end of the run).
Drove 5hrs back south and went out again this afternoon on the 55 with the 23cm Tribal weedspeed at Dorans, but this time with my MACH2 5.5 as it was howling, bump-n-jump conditions. Board felt great.
First impressions are that it is easy to sail and sensational for gybing, as the gybes I did, although not within the alpha 500, were fast and controlled. Super easy to do 40 knots and will no doubt go quicker with a bit more tuning and a better fin, as I did spin out quite a few times in chop heading into the run, which made me a little hesistant to go full-speed into the run.
Cookie was sailing with me both times at West Inlet and had identical gear, except for the fins and got similar speeds and enjoyed the board.
I think anyone would have been a bit hesitant to go full speed at Dorans on BIG Wednesday Dave.
Quick sail on the iSonic 60 (86L) yesterday with the MACH2 6.2, wind was very shifty and gusty and not a great sail, but board felt nice and did 35.8knots off the wind in one small gust. Noticed the board had more volume in the tail and less up front when dogging in the lulls, as the board would sink pretty quick once the nose went under!!