The Starboard Kode IQ 86 Windsurf extends the adaptable wave board concept to include the famous flowing rides of the single fin Evos and the twin fin skatey style. Supplied with a single fin and leaving the twin fin set ups as optional, the Evo IQs prioritise straightline speed and acceleration with a solid fin grip. On the wave face, it’s all unmistakably Evo: flow through tight turns and project big aerials off the lip. Maximizing wave-riding performance in the widest variety of wind and wave conditions: the new Evo IQ. Extra versatile.
Single fin setting: straightline speed priority with a solid fin grip. Classic Evo performance. Skate setting: the choice for fast, powerful waves and a skatey feel. Starboard’s new Slot Box: the new box system fundamental to the Evo IQ concept. The Slot box is designed to be extra light, weighing 70% lighter than a US box. It has 3cm of adjustment room and current US based fins can also be cut to fit. The custom-manufactured bolts fit the same screwdriver as your footstraps, making them effective against sand, keeping the system simple and hassle-free. US Box Centre fin: to ensure that the centre fin box fits many current wave fins on the market, the centre fin on the Evo IQ is an 8″ US box fin box.
Construction: WoodCarbon – The lightest, stiffest option; Wood – Extra light, rigid and with the test team’s favourite feel; Technora – Light and stiff, and the best-priced option. See the Technology page for more details. Shape: Forward Vee that spirals into reduced vee between the feet and ending in a monoconcave in the tail. The forward vee increases the engaging rail’s angle of attack when the board is carving, which creates extra drive into the turn. The monoconcave channels the water through the tail and allows for a flatter rocker for more speed and quicker planing. The tail rocker has extra tail kick to keep the board free and loose. Evo rails are soft and rounded like surfboards – keeps the ride flowing and smooth.
FITTINGS: Fish scale pad grooving – unidirectional traction. Grips when you need them to, helps to release when you don’t. New Deluxe straps by Drake – includes the convenient strap-size indicators. Heel Bumpers – for comfort and impact shock-absorption Double screws for the back footstrap – for extra strength New Starboard Slot Box fin system On the wave face, it’s all unmistakably Evo – flow through tight turns and project big aerials off the lip. NEW! Protect – UV protective film: more durability and a longer lasting wood finish (Wood Models).