windsurfing planches Starboard 2017 Rio
The 2017 Starboard Rio is perfect for beginner to intermediate windsurfers, families, groups and schools. Look no further!
The 2017 Starboard Rio range has consolidated the Rio and Rio Long Tail of previous years, into one range with just three sizes: S, M and L.
All three sizes have the Long Tail design that offers more glide through the water, which allows the rider to get planing smoothly, without even really needing to learn how! It’s an amazing experience to get planing without first having to learn how…the board simply accelerates and accelerates and the rider finds himself naturally planing in the right position.
For families, groups and schools, these Rios are invaluable. A fantastic purchase that comes highly recommended by our team.
FEATURES OF THE 2017 STARBOARD RIO
Increased board length gives more longitudinal traction and glide.
The rolling stability is increased to make it easier to learn on, and this removes some of the technical difficulty when learning to plane.
With added area behind the fin box, the 2017 Rios plane earlier, and they won’t tilt up as they transition on to the plane.
The extra wide section of the tail is relatively thin…as seen on the high performance Phantom called “Bat Wings”. At low speeds, the wings are below the surface and the water flows along a streamline path. At higher speeds, the tail rises and as the wings break the water surface, making a wide and efficient planing surface.
The width also helps improve glide, directional traction, and creates more planing power.
Fitted with Starboard’s Clipperbox system with easily replaceable and ultra durable lips and a new daggerboard with integrated handle for carrying the board under-arm. The daggerboard itself is extra soft in the tip for more performance and lift.
The wide nose of the Rios combined with their boxy rails improves stability and allows to have a flat deck area around the mast track for easier uphauling and light wind sailing.
The Rios also feature an integrated nose carry and tail carry handle, to allow the board to be carried by two people instead of one.
The large soft EVA grip on the deck makes it comfortable and safe…you get the grip without the cuts or rashes. There is no EVA in the nose where the boom tends to drag across.
The Rios feature multiple footstraps inserts positions to allow for every level of sailing, from beginner, to intermediate and advanced.
Rio’s are fitted with the next generation of Drake slick footstraps that are narrower than before and feature size indicator tabs for easy size adjustments.
Supplied with a Drake Shallow 41cm fin, which delivers as much power and directional traction as possible in the shortest size…ideal for learning.
The deck of the board is specifically contoured for inboard straps, making the Rios the most comfortable and natural board to learn planing on.
Contoured deck shape allows rider to progress to more powerful deck positions on the board.
ArmourTech construction for maximum durability and value. This technology uses layers of three dimensional glass mat wetted out with an expanding epoxy resin system, that creates volume within the skin as it cures under pressure and adds an ASA skin shell on top.
Also available in a School Edition construction, making it easy to repair for commercial purposes.
|Construction||Volume||Longueur||Largeur||Poid||Fin box||Fin size||Grandeur de voile|
|Armourtech||219L||308 cm||81.5 cm||17.4 kg||Tuttle||shallow 41cm and dagger 57cm||2.0 - 9.5|