Overview:

This is an extremely fun board for waves from waist high to overhead conditions. Ridden 1-2 inches smaller than your traditional performance short board, the slightly fuller outline of the Hybrid allows you to catch waves extremely easily and is very loose in the pocket. The Hybrid performs best in 2-6 ft waves in all types of conditions.

Board Specs:

The Hybrid has a lower entry rocker and a wider outline than most conventional short boards. It has more volume and a slightly fuller nose that runs into a swallowtail for extra whip off the lip. The bottom has a large single concave running into a slight vee in the tail and the wide point is further forward to skate over flat sections, but with more tail kick, so it stays tight in the pocket when turning hard off the lip.

Ideal Wave Size:

All conditions for intermediate to advanced surfers.

Key Features:

  1. Slightly flatter bottom curve for increased speed and planning
  2. Fuller nose for increased paddle power
  3. Curvier outline for looseness
  4. Flex Carbon Construction
  5. From as light as 2.4kg

Fins:

  • Features a 5-fin system for Tri (three fin) or Quad (four fin) setup
  • FCS II fin boxes with conversion kit
  • Comes without fins

Stock Dimensions and Volumes:

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Tech & Features

THE CORE

Flex Carbon is built from a stringer-less traditional Polyurethane foam (PU) core. Starboard has played around with a variety of different densities of foam depending on the desired weight, flex and compressional stability. By having a traditional PU foam core, we have been able to match the flex components of a traditional build by removing the stringer and perfecting the use of different fiber patterns.

CONSTRUCTION

In order to find the key to achieving a flex pattern that is equal and in some instances better than that seen in a normal PU Board, our development team underwent a rigorous testing process to find the perfect combination of fiber orientations, carbon strengths and outer/inner densities. With the introduction of this unique technology comes the launch of three progressive shapes: Black Magic, Flying V and Anaconda.

PRODUCTS