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Starboard Carve 151
Wind magazine - Special Test issue MARCH 2002



Presentation
The Carve 151 is the eldest sister of a family rich with 7 elements! Svein Rasmussen has not been sleeping and has developed these freeride shapes independently of other creations. Even though the dimensions are extreme, the curves remain smooth and fluid and the rails remain thin (especially in the tail). The construction is Wood Technology, but there also exists a D-Ram version, a little heavier but a little more economical.

Equipment
Some super soft footstraps, comfortable and easy to adjust, a finish that is unique and exemplary (visible wood), a good fin. Nothing has been neglected. Very good.

Sailing
The board is nicely large, not thick, and very compact, we were very quickly at ease on this Free Carve, very stable and very accessible. We an almost teach a friend on it! Very light and nervy, it planes at the slightest gust and brings accelerating sensation of the highest levels. Easy to pilot, it also points upwind strongly, where the stability and the smoothness in all directions are beyond comment. The material is rigid yet comfortable, since we feel that the shocks are absorbed without the board deforming. Fast and comfortable, this boards seems to be able to do everything, even jibes that come out lively and biting.

Conclusion
An excellent board, both ultra-performant (even against softened 'Formulas'!) and comfortable in many situations. Maneuverable and also accessible, this Carve 151 deserves to be praised.


Accessibility/Ease of use
STARBOARD CARVE 151 WOOD
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
AHD FREE DIAMOND 74
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
F2 X-SPEED 145
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
FANATIC X-RAY 150
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
MISTRAL RADAR 140
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
RRD AVANT RIDE X - LARGE
0 1 2 3 4 5 6


Maneuverability
STARBOARD CARVE 151 WOOD
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
AHD FREE DIAMOND 74
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
F2 X-SPEED 145
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
FANATIC X-RAY 150
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
MISTRAL RADAR 140
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
RRD AVANT RIDE X - LARGE
0 1 2 3 4 5 6


Upwind
STARBOARD CARVE 151 WOOD
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
AHD FREE DIAMOND 74
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
F2 X-SPEED 145
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
FANATIC X-RAY 150
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
MISTRAL RADAR 140
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
RRD AVANT RIDE X - LARGE
0 1 2 3 4 5 6


Downwind speed
STARBOARD CARVE 151 WOOD
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
AHD FREE DIAMOND 74
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
F2 X-SPEED 145
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
FANATIC X-RAY 150
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
MISTRAL RADAR 140
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
RRD AVANT RIDE X - LARGE
0 1 2 3 4 5 6





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