Winner of the 2017 PlancheMag test, the Starboard 2018 Kode FreeWave 109 Carbon L.C.F. is our fast wave, freestyle and freeride cross-over board. Each size is designed to ride in either thruster fin setup for more maneuverability and grip or single fin configuration for speed.
The smallest size (86) is delivered with a set of thruster fins that combines a MFC TF 19 center fin with Drake Natural Wave 11 side fins for a blend of speed, grip, maneuverability and stability in all conditions.
The bigger sizes (94, 103 and 109) are delivered with the new MFC FreeWave single fin for more speed, more directional stability and earlier planing.
A reference and a favorite in the freewave segment.
The Kode FreeWave have all-new shapes across the range for 2018 that are on average 3 cm shorter for extra maneuverability, control and a more compact feeling. New double concave distribution adds crispness, comfort through chop and extra grip in the turns.
Starboard’s ‘spiralling Vee’ bottom shape concept combined with a new double concave distribution gives the Kode FreeWaves their responsiveness, grip, reactivity and comfort.
The concaves are slightly shallower compared to the previous models and more evenly distributed throughout the bottom.
THIN AND SHARP RAILS
The Starboard 2018 Kode FreeWave 109 Carbon L.C.F. rails are soft and thin in the nose for a smooth entry into turns without chatter, allowing you to focus on exiting the turn with speed.
Sharper rails in the mid and back sections enhance grip, control and drive in the turns. Sharp rails also help to get the board planing quicker, with better water release.
Single or thruster. You choose. The Kode FreeWaves come with two StarBox, one US box and plugs to suit your preferred fin set up.
The StarBox system allows to fit Slot Box fins in five seconds, remembers your last settings to get you faster on the water and is also compatible with US box fins.
The Kode FreeWaves are available in three technologies: Carbon Reflex, our Flax Balsa construction and our new Carbon L.C.F. technology designed for the lightest weight but also the lowest carbon footprint.
At 86 kg of CO2 emissions for a 117 liter board, Carbon L.C.F. is our most environmentally-friendly board yet, using bio resin and our exclusive end-grain Balsa sandwich core instead of conventional PVC.