The Evos are next-generation, "Evo-lutionary" wave boards designed to maximize performance in a variety of wave conditions, and for a variety of ability levels. They have created a whole new trend since their introduction in 2003, and they continue to be class-leaders today.

These boards will appeal to those who ride waves in a variety of conditions and to those who are looking to make progress in wave riding. From epic sideshore waves to onshore chop, from first-timers to expert wave-sailors, the Evos will make the most of any wave by keeping speed on the wave face, flowing through tight turns, and exploiting the smallest of lips to project huge aerials.

This year, the Evo 83 and 91 have been updated with a mono-concave positioned farther back. The transition to double-concave used to be between the front and back feet; now, it just involves the back foot. This produces a slightly flatter rocker down the centerline for greater speed and release, while the curvature along the outline remains untouched to maintain the same legendary maneuverability.

The only production board ever to have been crowned PWA Wave World Champion (with Scott McKercher, PWA Wave World Champion 2004).
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2003: "More than a simple evolution for modern waveriding, Starboard's Evo is the first ever waveboard which efficiently suits top hardcore sailors' needs and also the 'wave-rider learners' looking for ease of use"
Wind magazine, France

"It offers super-hero waveriding ability out of a can"
Windsurf magazine, UK

"It's the universal board on which we can surf all the waves in the World, whether you are a beginner or a pro."
Planchemag, France
2004: "The best waveboard for those who want to attack as radical as possible. Our test-favorite for its ability to adapt to different skills and bodyweights. A board on which one's waveriding skills progress faster"
Planchemag, France.

2005: "No one has beaten the Starboard Evo at its own game. None of the newcomers give quite that same magic on a wave the Evo displayed yet again"
Boards Magazine, UK
2005: "The Evo took many by surprise with its revolutionary shape. The concept has spawned a whole new breed of waveboard, with some similar shapes appearing from other manufacturers this year.

Verdict
Unmatched around corners with a very easy and extremely practical nature. Highly recommended."
Windsurf magazine, UK


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Wider tail with a rounded outline and plenty of Vee gives the Evos their versatility, ease of use, and ability to project huge aerials. Extra-wide outlines for added versatility and wind range.

Extra-short outlines for improved responsiveness and reduced swing weight.
Mono-concave to Double-concave hull shape for maximum grip. Soft, surfboard rails for a smooth, flowing carve.

Ultra-strong Dur-X construction standard.
New! Ultra-high performance CNC G10 wave fins.

Shock-absorbing heel bumpers.

Summary:
  • Evolutionary wave boards that maximize performance in a variety of waves, from beginners to experts.
  • The Evos have a flowing riding style with an exceptional ability to carry speed in tight turns and project huge aerials.
  • The Evos have created a whole new trend and still continue to be the class leaders.
In comparison

Compared to the Pure Acids, the Evo boards are more ‘evolutionary’: they offer a wider range of performance by making the most of all conditions. They have a more flowing, snowboarding riding style. More adaptive and able to automatically carry speed on a wave and through tight turns, aerials become explosive and the overall waveriding sensation steps up to a higher level.

The Acids would be more suitable for those looking for a classic rail biting, hard-edged style of fast waveriding.

Compared to the Kombat range, the Evos are more dedicated to pure waveriding without any performance compromise towards freestyling or freeriding.

The Kombats are one-board crossover solutions for freestyling, flat-water blasting and waveriding. They would be more suitable for radical sailors who do not only wave-ride, but also enjoy freeriding and freestyling in a variety of conditions.


Specifications
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Model Volume Length Width Tail WOOD
Weight

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DRAM
Weight

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Fin box Fin size Sail size(m2)
Evo 62 62 litres 219 cm. 54 cm. 34.4 cm. 5.9 kg. 6.5 kg. US Drake Natural Wave 210 2.3-4.7
Evo 70 70 litres 229 cm. 55 cm. 36.1 cm. 6.2 kg. 6.8 kg. US Drake Natural Wave 220 2.5-5.0
Evo 74 74 litres 233 cm. 56 cm. 36.4 cm. 6.3 kg. 6.9 kg. US Drake Natural Wave 220 3.5-5.5
Evo 83 83 litres 234 cm. 58 cm. 39.9 cm. 6.7 kg. 7.2 kg. US Drake Natural Wave 230 4.0-6.0
Evo 91 91 litres 236 cm. 62 cm. 40.2 cm. 7.0 kg. 7.6 kg. US Drake Natural Wave 240 4.5-6.5

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