Active Carbon

OVERVIEW

Our Active Carbon surfboards are a combination of classic design mixed with innovation. The flexibility of the board is adjusted by using different fiber orientations, carbon strengths, and outer/inner densities. These elements fine- tune the board’s ability to flex and return, allowing its user to surf fast, explosively and extremely responsively whether at an intermediate or advanced level.

ACTIVE

The patent pending internal ACTIVE system creates performance through flex.

The flexibility of the board is adjusted by using different fiber orientations, carbon strengths and outer/inner foam core densities. These elements fine tune the board’s ability to flex and return.

The ACTIVE system features a carbon laminated STARFLEX Corecell stringer, suspended through the center of the board, between two high memory polypropylene layers. This acts like a dynamic spring, allowing the shell laminate to flex freely whilst preventing hyper-flexion under extreme load. Our Active Stringer is one of a kind and exclusive to Starboard.

THE CORE

The EPS core is a precision molded EPS foamcore (expanded polystyrene). When this lighter and stronger core is precision molded with our ultra light biaxial carbon fiber it allows for each surfboard made to maintain its performance properties for much longer than PU constructed surfboards.

CONSTRUCTION

In order to find the key to achieving a flex pattern that is equal and in some instances better than that seen in normal PU Boards, our development team underwent 2 years of rigorous testing to find the perfect combination of fiber orientations, carbon strengths and outer/inner densities. The carbon fiber outer shell is designed to enhance the board’s responsiveness, allowing your surfing reaction time to become quicker and as a result provide you with more speed and drive when you need it most.

The combination of high modulus carbon laminates and high density Corecell layers creates an insanely light, strong and ding resistant outer shell.

DURABILITY

Our Active Carbon surfboards are constructed using custom designed high performance materials. Unlike any other surfboard on the market, our unique construction and strategic use of our customised performance materials radically decrease the chances of breakage or compressions.