2016 Starboard Rio M Tufskin
STARBOARD RIO M Tufskin 2016
The Rios are Starboard’s entry-level and easy progression boards with three sizes: S, M and L.
All three models have the Long Tail design that offers more glide and allows the rider to get planing smoothly, without having to learn how.
The Long Tail design has many benefits: they increase the length of the board for more longitudinal traction and more glide. They increase the rolling stability to make it easier to learn on. And best of all, they remove the technical difficulty of learning to plane.With added area behind the fin box, the 2017 Rios not only plane earlier, they also won’t tilt up as they transition on to the plane: there’s no longer the need to learn the tricky technique of overcoming this hump. This is unique to the Rio Long Tail.New daggerboard system Starboard’s Clipperbox system with a new replaceable and ultra-durable rubber lips system. New daggerboard with integrated handle.Rails boxy and thick for stability, with enough rounded, tuck under edge for a smooth glide and easier maneuvers.Profile the deck remains flat and thin, for maximum stability.
Contour Deck Shape as the rider progresses and moves back on the board, windsurfing faster and faster and with more and more power in the sail, the feet line up naturally with the inboard strap positions. The deck of the board is specifically contoured for inboard straps, making the Rios the most comfortable and natural board to learn planing on.Wide Tail the Contour Deck system allows the straps to be inboard on a widetail design. This wide tail helps improve glide and directional traction thanks to more parallel lines. The wider tail also helps create more planing power.Wide nose the new Rios have a wider nose outline to add stability and to keep the rails more parallel for more glide.Bat Wings the extra wide section of the tail is relatively thin, forming what is called Bat Wings. At low speeds, the wings are below the surface and the water flows along a streamlined path. At higher speeds, the tail rises and as the wings break the water surface, a wide and efficient planing surface is created.Outline the S, M and L sizes are 276cm, 290cm and 300cm long, giving a smooth fast glide with plenty of directional traction for beginners to develop the right sensations.Their widths, at 78cm, 81cm and 86cm, offer a blend between stability and glide.Graphics the EVA is extra-thick to make it more durable. There is no EVA in the nose and tail area where the boom drags across. The painted blue design is placed above the rail apex where it is less exposed to dings and scratches.
All Rios are available in Tufskin or the heavier, tougher Armour Tech construction. Recommended for school and clubs, the Armour Tech’s double thickness, double layered construction is extra durable. The deck, bottom and rails of the board are reinforced with a thin ASA plastic skin for extra impact and scratch resistance. A non-EVA covered version is also available on order.
|Model||RIO M 2016|
|Sail Range||4.0 - 8.5|