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STARBOARD LAUNCH ALBEAU SPEED REPLICAS

 


STARBOARD LAUNCH ALBEAU SPEED REPLICAS


Starboard have just announced the release of exact replicas of Antoine Albeau’s 3 speed boards. They will hopefully be in the shops by summer (later part of June / early August)

• iSonic Speed Specials:
• Three models: W44, W49 and W53
• Designed by Christophe Fiorentini, replicas of Antoine Albeau’s boards

MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY – THE FINAL FRONTIER
Competing and winning has been the drive of the Starboard Dream Team since day one. Speed remains the final frontier.


50 knots and a new Speed Sailing World Record are the next challenge.


On March 5th 2007, Dream Team rider Antoine Albeau takes a Starboard-built custom board to break the record and set a new benchmark in the world of wind-powered sports.


For 2009, Starboard is proud to introduce a collection of three new iSonic Speed Specials, exact replicas of the boards Antoine used to take home the World Speed Champion title. Designed by Christophe Fiorentini, these three speed boards are simply some of  the fastest boards in the World. Christophe Fiorentini: “I have been working actively on the shape of these 3 speed boards since 2005. In the course of events I have improved the design of
each of these boards. To define the ideal characteristics, we tested boards in the South of
France (a spot with very irregular winds and with both flat and choppy water conditions) but also in Fuerteventura (150° angle with light wind) and in Namibia (square conditions with 100° angle). Under your feet, the boards accelerate with a great feeling of ease. The boards have a neutral trim so that wind lulls and gusts can be coped with effortlessly and with maximum efficiency. The great special feature of these boards is that they keep the speed generated
by a gust of wind for a very long time. The double concave is tailored individually on each model to blend acceleration on flat water and comfort. See the next page for our recommendation for what fins and sails to choose.”


MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY– THE FINAL FRONTIER

iSonic Speed special W44
Sails: 4.0 to 6.5
Ultra flat water: 20cm fin
Flat water: 22cm fin
All-round conditions: 24cm fin
Choppy/lightwind: 26cm fin

iSonic Speed special W49
Sails: 5.0 to 6.8
Ultra flat water: 22cm fin
Flat water: 24cm fin
All-round conditions: 26cm fin
Choppy/lightwind: 28cm fin

iSonic Speed special W53
Sails: 5.5 to 7.5
Ultra flat water: 26cm fin
Flat water: 28cm fin
All-round conditions: 30cm fin
Choppy/lightwind: 32cm fin



 

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