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Note: Stock is not live and in high demand this season - please call before buying   THE FORMULA  OUR MOST POWERFUL BOARDS, WITH THE WIDEST WIND RANGE AND EARLIEST...
£3,099.00
Note: Stock is not live and in high demand this season - please call before buying

 

THE FORMULA

 OUR MOST POWERFUL BOARDS, WITH THE WIDEST WIND RANGE AND EARLIEST PLANING PERFORMANCE

The lightwind, course-racing powerhouse; entering into its second season and now also ready to foil. Fit Starboard's Race foil and go upwind/ downwind faster, more efficiently and at angles you'd never thought possible. 

 

Formula 177 - Compared to previous generation the bullet nose is 2cm lower to improve aerodynamics, add more control and create a smoother transition into planing. The cut-aways are 2cm longer to improve top-end speed and generate more lift from the fin. Thicker, boxier rails improve upwind performance and increase the rider's leverage over the board for more power. READY TO FOIL.

 

Formula One -the official Formula Experience equipment package. Formula experience is the only 100% planing one-design sailing class, with races possible in the widest range of wind and water conditions. READY TO FOIL.

 

TECHNOLOGY -

Carbon Reflex for the 177 - Starboard's lightest, most exclusive and a limited edition flagship construction that combines Starboard's proprietary UltraCore sandwich with the lightest biaxial carbon.

The deck uses the lightest grade of biaxial and uni-directional carbon fibre orientated between 45, 30 and 0 degrees for optimised flex and reflex characteristics.

The bottom of the board uses an even lighter grade of uni-directional carbon fibre from nose to tail, with an extra 45 degree biaxial carbon layer in the tail area for added torsional stiffness.


 

FEATURES -

  • Wide planing surface - remains wide between the front and back footstraps to increase lift, allow the board to get planing early and reduce drag in light winds.
  • Deck concave and Camel bump - deck concave and recessed mast track for a more vertical sailing position while closing the gap between the sail and the deck of the board. The camel bump deck shape in the tail provides back foot grip and more power, an advantage after every tack and jibe as you pump quicker and accelerate away from competitors faster.
  • Both the Formula One and 177 features cut-away shapes with deep side cuts that reduces the wetted area, improves acceleration onto the plane, upwind tracking, top end speed and allows for freer ride. On the Formula 177 we found that making the cut aways 2cm longer improved top-end speed by reducing the wetted surface area and allowing the fin to generate more lift.
  • Rockerline - Bullet Nose design with a low angle of attack for less nose drag, easier and quicker acceleration out of jibes and back on the plane. The flat in the rocker is 90cm long for maximum accelerations in all conditions. The lowered mast track improves control and makes your rig position more vertical, which helps to hold your board down and maintain mast foot pressure. On the Formula 177 the Bullet Nose rocker has been lowered by 2cm this year for improved aerodynamic, more control at high speeds and a smoother transition into planing. Same thickness as the previous model to maintain high wind control.
  • Thicker rails - thicker, boxier rails throughout improve upwind performance and increase the rider's leverage over the board for more power and lift.
  • Bottom shape - flat Vee tail, merging into a double concave forward. This brings speed and comfort in all racing conditions.
  • Drake Race 70 fin - high performance Ready to Race fun that generates massive power for light wind performance.
  • READY TO FOIL - fin box is reinforced to withstand heavier loads associated with foiling. It uses thick, high density PVC sheets and thick carbon fibre walls.

Compared to the previous generation the bullet nose is 2cm lower to improve aerodynamics, add more control and create a smoother transition into planing. The cutaways are 2cm longer to improve top-end speed and generate more lift from the fin. Thicker, boxier rails improve upwind performance and increase the rider's leverage over the board for more power. 

  

FORMULA 177 FORMULA ONE
VOLUME 177L 177L
LENGTH 227CM 228CM
WIDTH 100.5CM 100.5CM
TAIL WIDTH 84.6CM 84.3CM
THICKNESS 14.5CM 12.4CM
FIN / DRAKE RACE 70 
FIN BOX FOIL BOX FOIL BOX
SAIL RANGE 7.8-12.5M2 7.8-12.5M2
WEIGHT CARBON REFLEX - 9.7KG 3DX - 11.7KG

 

 


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