The Delta Quick Review: We love freestyle, but we don't love boards that are so dedicated you can't have fun railing a swell or just blasting around on a warm August night. The Flare lets us push ourselves with new moves, but it's still a fun board to cruise when we need to take a run to clear our head, or shake off a big crash. The iSonic rocker line gives you more speed and quicker planing than other freestyle boards and is also why the Flare has so much pop. For 2017 Staboard's Flare comes with the UltraCore high density foam sandwich which makes these boards by far the lightest on the market. Usually light means crazy stiff and bouncy boards, but Starboard has done their homework and this is the first super light board that rides as cushy as one with lower modulus carbon.
Last year, the Flare 93 became 2.5 cm wider and the Flare 103 became 3 cm wider. Both boards also saw their lengths reduced by 2.5 cm for a more balanced, more compact and more reactive board.
The result is a board that provides plenty of stability in both planing and sub-planing conditions, making it easy for intermediate to advanced freestylers alike.
Rocker is carried over from iSonic development. Maximum speed, efficiency and acceleration with control.
Extra thick tail makes for a more comfortable stance, easier reverse slide moves and overall a more forgiving freestyle board.
New Drake by LSD fin, fitting in the new US box developed by Remi Vila that’s only 5.5 inches long and weighs 70 grams.
Fin sizes also go up one centimeter compared to last year to improve early planing, speed and pop.
The UltraCore Reflex Carbon is the exclusive, super-premium option for a board that is even lighter on the scale.
They offer more feel, more responsiveness and more flex than conventional boards. The Reflex Carbon model is limited in stock, built to order with a four month delivery lead time.
Starboard Flare 2017 Product Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t35CBrBVJvc