Starboard Kode Windsurfing Board 2010
WHAT IS THE KODE?
The Kode’s introduction to the Starboard family last year and it’s perform- ance heritage quickly made it one of the most popular Starboard range, sitting along side the World class iSonics and Futuras and Quads. A decade of wave, freeride and freestyle R&D has evolved to bring you today the Kodes. The perfect blend of speed and aggressiveness, with maximum maneuver- ing versatility and pure carving pleasure: for wave riding, free styling, free riding and jibing, for the side shore waves of Cabo Verde to the choppy waters and beach breaks of Mui Ne, Vietnam. Designed by the team of Tiesda You, Svein Rasmussen, Jim Drake, Sven Akerboom, Scott McKercher, Kevin Pritchard, Boujmaa Guilloul and freestyle specialists Taty Frans, Nicolas Akgazicyan and Kiri Thode, the extensive Kode R&D team proudly introduce the 2nd generation Kodes. At the PWA Wave event in Cabo Verde, Kevin Pritchard used
a stock 2010 Kode 80 and took 3rd place overall. The best place finish for a production board since Scott’s PWA Wave title
on a stock Evo in 2004. “The red rocket was a favorite of many testers. Better than the fleet at: Doing everything well, from free sailing to wave– riding.” Windsurfing USA, April 2009.
/>What’s new for 2010?
Kode 74: extra vee was added under the back foot to the tail end to loosen up the board and allow it to carve a larger variety
of turns and wave ride more vertically, without sacrificing speed or acceleration. Kode 86, 94, 103: the tail outlines have been pinned out and narrowed down at the very end. This allows these Kodes to carve a larger variety of turns, including tighter, snappier ones. Extra volume and deck dome was pumped into the rails in the tail and under the back heel, to provide a more domed shape and offer more float in the carves: more control, more grip and more forgiving turns. With the very thin rails along the rest of the board, the aggressive and fast carving nature of the Kodes remain. Kode 112: like the three smaller sizes, extra deck dome and rail volume in the tail have been added, to give the back foot more grip and more control. With more rail volume in the tail, carving and turning becomes more forgiving, with more float to carry out of the turn, yet the aggressive and fast carving nature remains thanks to the thinner rails on the rest of the board. Special features on the Kode 68, 74, 80 Heel bumpers; double insert screws for the back foot. Special features on the Kode 86, 94, 102, 112, 122 No heel bumpers for a lighter and more direct feel; Inboard and outboard insert position options. New fins: G10 is out, polyester is in. The test team of four riders – Scott McKercher, Cyril Moussilmani, Svein Rasmussen, Boujmaa Guilloul - were unanimous: polyester versions of the Natural Wave fin series outperformed the G10 originals, by providing a more responsive flex that allows the fin to breathe and deliver more power with more grip.
|Drake Fin||Fin range
|Kode 68||68||228||53.5||32.2||5.35||5.90||6.50||3.0-5.0||Drake Natural
|Kode 74||74||234.5||54.0||33.4||5.60||6.15||6.85||3.3-5.3||Drake Natural
|Kode 80||80||234||56.0||34.1||5.75||6.30||7.00||3.5-5.5||Drake Natural
|Kode 86||86||237||58.5||38.3||6.00||6.15||6.75||4.0-6.0||Drake Natural
|Kode 94||94||237||62.0||40.4||6.00||6.45||7.05||4.5-6.5||Drake Cross
|Kode 103||103||237||65.0||43.3||6.20||6.65||7.25||5.0-7.5||Drake Cross
|Kode 112||112||237||68.0||44.3||6.55||6.85||7.40||5.2-8.5||Drake Freeride
|Kode 122||122||236||72.0||46.5||6.45||7.00||7.50||5.5-9.0||Drake Freeride
|WoodCarbon , Wood and Technora weights +-5%. Sail ranges and fin are recommended indications.|
AVAILABILITY IN THAILAND
Please contact Amara or Craig at Amara Water Sports Center at the Blue Lagoon Water Sports Club in Pattaya, Thailand. Both Amara and Craig have many years of Windsurfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) and general water sports experience and are pleased to offer rental equipment, advice, pricing and sales of quality equipment.Amara Water Sports Head Office is located at Blue Lagoon Water Sports Club just south of Pattaya, Thailand.
AMARA WATER SPORTS CONTACT INFORMATION
Blue Lagoon Water Sports Club
Soi Najomtien 14
, Chonburi, 20150, Thailand
+66 81862 9958 for Thai and German
+66 8521 36731 for English
+66 3823 3276 for general enquiries
For detailed directions in Thai and English, please visit:
Amara Water Sports does not export to countries that have active Dealers, however we can deliver to the airport if you or a friend are passing through Bangkok Thailand.Windsurfing Boards are ordered by the 10th of each month and are ready for delivery about 9 weeks later. JP Australia Boards are manufactured right here in Thailand at the Cobra Factory - please note Cobra do not sell direct