PLUG AND PLAY FREERIDE
The CarveIQs are pure freeride boards that merge the AtomIQs and the Carve into one.
The three smaller sizes are slim, thin and compact, replacing the AtomIQs. More aggressive, maneuverable boards with an exciting, connected feel and a very fast ride. Compared to the AtomIQs, they’re shorter, with a wider tail and a new bottom shape.
The three larger sizes are longer and more stable, designed with plug-and-play philosophy. Maximum performance with minimum fuss. They replace the Carves. Compared to the Carves, they’re also shorter, with a new bottom shape but the same long, flat rocker profiles to get going easily.
The three larger sizes (131, 141 and 151) are designed for easy planing. They are longer, with smooth profiles that glide onto the plane effortlessly. For 2018, the squash nose aims to reduce dead weight at the tip of the nose without affecting the ease of getting planing. As a result, the boards have more high wind control and feel more reactive.
The CarveIQs are all designed with a thin profile, a Starboard innovation first introduced in 2010. A thin profile lowers the board’s center of gravity, making the board more sporty, more stable, more controlled and more reactive.
We’ve added more Vee throughout the board to improve the jibing qualities and make the CarveIQs smoother across rough, choppy conditions.
The wider tails help make the board more stable at speed, with more power to go upwind. All CarveIQs use a Tuttle Box for a strong and reliable fitting of the fin.
The CarveIQs feature cut-aways that reduce drag created by the wider tail. They give the CarveIQs their high top speed and ability to quickly accelerate.
FREERIDE POWER FIN
The CarveIQs are delivered with our Drake Freeride Power CNC G-10 fins, that have a thin tip for speed and control. The upright rake and thicker base of these fins provide maximum stability and traction.
DRAKE SLICK FOOTSTRAPS AND PADS
The CarveIQs feature double-layered contoured Sponge padswith a new diamond grooving pattern that provides grip and comfort over extended sessions while being more resistant to wear-and-tear. They come with a new generation of Drake Slick straps that are narrower than the wave straps and where the top cover is made from recycled plastic bottles, in partnership with Waste2Wear. They’re strong and comfortable with strap-size indicators for easy adjustments.
The CarveIQs are also available in 3DX construction. 3DX stands for three dimensional biaxial glass micro-sandwich construction. Both deck and bottom are wrapped in 45 degree biaxial glass fiber wetted out with an expanding foam epoxy cured under high pressure. The biaxial glass gives a crisp, stiff feel with flex for choppy conditions. The foam epoxy creates a 2mm skin thickness for a micro-sandwich effect: tough and strong.