UPDATE: Spring 2011…
UPDATE: 2011…Starboard no longer builds the TAC…
Unboxed a bunch of Starboard wood TAC SUP’s for client pickups today…lightweight and gorgeous…Starboard has been building them since 1994…the labor to wrap the rails with the veneer is beyond impressive…we’ve even had a number of SUP industry folks in the shop checking out the craftsmanship…they were also very impressed…
These boards are classics that will last a lifetime…likely to become family heirlooms…so, you won’t be seeing any elf shoe slipper nose, here today…gone tomorrow…fashion BS on these boards to poke your (or someone else’s) eye out either…besides, Kelly hasn’t had one of those for a couple of years…;-)
Shannon checking out her new Australian Pine and Makori veneer Starboard SUP…she also matched it up with a bamboo QuickBlade SUP paddle…SAHWEEEETTT!!!
The big conundrum with owning a gorgeous wood SUP is what to do about deck traction…why have a great looking wood board if you are gonna cover it with a pad???…no worries, Starboard solved this dilemma by developing the clear, NON-ABRASIVE traction material applied to the Terje Haakonsen (TAC) wood boards known as StarTouch…amazing stuff that gets even grippier when wet…problem solved…if you want a bit of comfort, we apply a super-lightweight, non-H20 absorbing, microdot pad in the standing area that blends in with the board’s aesthetics…
WOOD Sandwich TAC
An original Wood technology pioneered by Starboard in 1994.
The lightweight fusion blown EPS has PVC reinforcements inbedded for all insert’s reinforcements.
Military grade fiberglass wraps around the core in an Epoxy resin matrix to form an inner sandwich wall under the combination of a strong and stiff 510kg/m3 0.6mm Australian Pine and Makori veneer.
TAC boards have Starboard Startouch deck traction.