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Starboard 2014 Black Box


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The Black Box is not a wave board for all conditions. It is not about top speed. It is not about jumping. The Black Box is the board that excels in small, mushy waves and light winds.

Many boards are marketed for real-world conditions and real-world sailors. Dany Bruch’s creation takes it a step further by offering a very short and wide shape with no excess volume that will create and hold speed on a wave like never before.

The Black Box is very short with a lot of width in the tail that carries through to the nose. The sharper rails help generate speed while the rocker provides maneuverability. These characteristics allow the board to quickly accelerate on the smallest and mushiest waves. This self-generated speed combined with the very short length will let the rider link together more turns with more speed when the conditions would normally only allow for one, if any.

A bigger Black Box is now available. At 107 liters, it offers that extra buoyancy for bigger riders, without losing any of the characteristics it is known for: self-generated speed, carving and looseness on the face of wave.