windsurfing planches Starboard 2015 Go
The GO are Starboard’s iconic range of progressive freeriders
Starboard’s iconic range of progressive freeriders. The original, comfortable, stable all-round designs that have ushered in modern windsurfing by making it easy to progress, from early learner to advanced rider.
What’s progressive freeriding? It’s about getting planing, hooking in to the harness, learning to waterstart, learning to windsurf with speed and power and mastering the carve jibe.
The 2015 GOs have been upgraded to share the same modern slim shapes as the 2015 Carve range: 8% slimmer, they offer a wider wind range with more control in high winds and more power in light winds. With the extra width comes more stability and earlier planing, and the ability to use bigger sails and deeper fins. With reduced thickness comes a sharper, more race-like sensation and improved control in higher winds.
Narrower tails with softer rails in the mid-section improve jibing performance. A new G10 CNC milled performance fin with a thinner tip rounds up our upgrades for 2015.
The GO boards are designed around three key principles: make planing easy, make the ride fast and exciting, and make the handling fun and responsive. Sharing the same shape as the latest slimmer Carves, these new shapes have proven to score almost perfectly in freeride tests:
"The GO is in our opinion the most complete board in the category that will satisfy the struggling beginner just as much as the planing beginner and the expert. It's a board you'll hang on to for several years, with the outstanding feature of a soft EVA deck that will accommodate those who fall a lot. Another important point is that the board will allow you to rig smaller sails than the other boards in the test group, down to a size of 5.5m². The turning radius in a carve can be tight, and the board is more playful than the test group's average, creating a less "guided" feel than the other boards in the group."
PlancheMag Special Test Issue, March/April 2012, France
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