The world's best selling Freeride range returns stronger than ever. Windsurf
magazines the world over applaud these "fun to ride" designs and the test
results speak for themselves...
Several authoritative magazines see the Carve range as the freeride
reference and use the Carve boards as benchmarks while testing other boards
or sails as they combine that fun feel and perform at all levels. The full
Carve line feature the versatility of inside and outside strap inserts;
outboard for that sporty slalom feel and inside for easy sailing and superb
jibing. Each Carve design sports the trademark 45 degree bevel rail concept
ensuring fast, forgiving turns, great release and unprecedented levels of
For 2004, we introduce 2 new models; the radical Carve 90 which not only is
short but has relatively deep concaves, and the brand new Carve 161, a large
freeride sensation which even went beyond the expectations of our
The all new 2004 Carve 90 is totally futuristic in its design and abilities.
This revolutionary "HyperCarve" concept redefines "carving", taking
freeriding performance to even more "powerful" levels. Outstanding grip,
exceptional range and the smoothest ride combined with dominant turning
power create the reference for a new generation of compact "power" freeride
boards. Efficient speed with inspirational handling in a radical new package
from Starboard - The ideal choice for freeride blasting or boosting jumps
while remaining in total control.
Carve 99 delivers a light and fast feel, thanks to the enhanced rocker
induced by double concave front and aft sections. It cuts both tight and
wide jibes with a smooth and precise feel. The reduced length maintains a
better level of balance and responsive ride. German Surf Magazine's 2003
test awarded Carve 99 best in test in all Freeride categories. This
legendary board shape was first made available in 1998 and has advanced to
the current Carve 99, arguably the best allround freeride board ever made.
Planche Mag, France:
"We are in love with it.
Plenty of volume in a compact shape. It feels light, rides flat on the water
and with ease over the chop. Once it gets going, it becomes electrifying,
with blinding acceleration and excellent control in strong winds. It is
comfortable too, and the directional stability is good, which makes a board
that cannot be faulted. In terms of maneuverability, it turns and carves
well, and we have here the possibility to modify the turning radius with the
slightest foot pressure: a real pleasure.
Our best-in-test board for its incredible versatility."
Windsurf magazine UK:
"It is another classic example of a board that truly suits all riders,
standards and conditions. It holds the finest characteristics of a freeride
design. An extremely lively, quick and grippy board that is tempered with a
great degree of control and versatility, giving it universal appeal. At home
in all conditions with all riders, it offers a degree of performance with
ease of use that continues to set standards in the freeride discipline.
Wind Mag France:
"Mission to Moon achieved!
A very accessible and sweet board. The Carve 121 starts planing like a
rocket and has strong accelerations...High level of control and
stability...It is a fast and super easy board. The 121 is especially
versatile, performing, maneuverable and really sweet for its rider."
Windsurfing magazine UK:
"On the water the Carve proved to have a stunning mix of riding properties.
It is a board that has truly universal appeal. For the first time short
boarders it has strap positions that will help with the first planing
experience, and for the most demanding racer it delivers performance that
will keep them amused indefinitely. For blasting riders this is a great deal
of fun, pushing the 131 to a phenomenal top end speed. Above all, the Carve
offers performance, control and an ease of use that enables anyone to just
step on, and feel totally at home. It's the ultimate in plug and play fun.
An astounding and very easy board to use, a board that suits all riders, all
abilities and all conditions. We are yet to find someone that doesn't like
this board, such is its chameleon ability to please all who sail it."
Wind Mag, France:
Compact, wide but relatively thin the Carve 131 represents brightly the new
generation of pure freeride, accessibility and easy use with impressive
speed performances. Tiesda You and Svein Rasmussen have shaped a board with
sweet lines and scoop, the board is progressive never too aggressive and
always balanced. The planing is easy and responsive. Straps can be found
with your eyes closed and this board has really strong acceleration.."
Windsurf magazine. UK:
"This is a board that really surprised us.
A real eye opener in terms of performance versus size. All advantages of
size in a board that feels like a 125 L model. Easy to use, progressive and
balanced, it will suit everyone from intermediate to the most demanding
expert in even the most different testing conditions with all rig types.
Truly a versatile board that will amaze with its small, fast and capable
feel. Highly recommended"
Planche magazine, France:
"A power house"
The board is planing really fast and goes immediately faster than its
rivals. After a few meters you are fully planing when its competitors have
hardly started to get going. Very fresh, very reactive and super performance
in light and medium winds, We especially liked the reactivity, low-end and
medium-end performance, jibe and ease of use."
When stepping on board the Carve161, it gives a light floaty and compact
feel. After quick acceleration the hull reaches a surprisingly high top end
speed. It's provides a fun, comfortable ride and in a jibe the thin rails
turn smoothly and easily, despite the board's volume. When powered up its
short length provides control and the wide hull creates better upwind
performance than any other Carve board. Another milestone in true freeride
performance and our most successful Carve shape to date.