12’6″ x 28″ TOURING S
Length: 12’6” / 381 cm
Width: 28” / 71.1 cm
Suited for riders up to 90kg, the narrow width allows you to accelerate faster. It also improves your paddling technique since it is easier to change the paddle from side to side. At 12’6”, you can maneuver this board comfortably, making it a great crossover between a Touring and a Race board. You can get the 4.75” thick board, which has great stiffness and come in a Tikhine Wave design.
The wave – Perfectly designed for the shorter lighter rider
The Starboard Tikhine Wave 12’6 If you love the sea and you love creative design – YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOARD! The Starboard Tikhine Wave is a great board for shorter riders under 75kg as its 4’7 inches thick, so keeps the volume lower in the water, this helps with wind issues on the side rail of the board (and stops lighter riders being blown around like a cork on top of the water) The glide sensation of the very light hull makes it a top choice for riders who want a quick stable touring board. The Takhine wave touring board is great for the lighter rider’s as it is 30 inches wide so makes paddle strokes easier with less fatigue on longer journeys.
NEW HEAT WELDED RAIL – BONDED FOR LIFE
The New Starboard welding technology turns 2 pieces of materials into a single solid unit resulting in an extra strong Mechanical Bond. A mechanical bond is stronger, lasts longer and better for the environment.
The Welding creates a complete airtight seam without the risk of glue weakening over time.
NEW OUTLINE SHAPE
Updated outline with narrower mid section & wider tail makes for faster glide, more stable and easier to turn.
Easier to hold the paddle closer & vertical, which improves tracking and reduces the amount of times you have to switch the paddle from side to side when paddling.
Holds your paddle at the tail of the board for when you want to play, relax or perform yoga and fitness exercises without your paddle interfering or floating away.
Can be used to carry the board as an extra handle.
Removable velcro strap makes it quick and convenient to store your paddle.
STARBOARD RE-COVER BAG – LIGHT, STRONG, LARGE
• The Tikhine boards come with Tikhine designed Re-Cover bag.
• The ultra light Re-Cover bag is designed to minimise weight, yet minimise comfort and strength.
• Tikhine Sun comes with pink strap and accessories.• Tikhine Wave come with blue strap and accessories.
Green technology from Starboard
Starboard try and be as ‘Green’ as they can when making there boards, Within there ‘Green’ initiatives they give a trash bag away with the Deluxe boards to make it easy for you to pick plastic out of our oceans whilst your paddling, They use paper instead of plastic as much as they can within there packaging and to name a few more of there initiative within there board constructions red below …
STARBOARD RECYCLED EVA DECK PAD
Starboard are shifting toward recycled EVA deck pads from post industrial EVA waste, increasing UV protection & reducing the use of petroleum.
can find, fitting together with the Starboard zen lite boards’ trend.
FREE LIGHTWEIGHT LEASH
(except: Surf, team, and river range)
At only 70g, the leash is incredibly lightweight so that it doesn’t interfere when paddling and saves weight when travelling.
Soft cushioning means it will compress and flatten when stood on.
Easy to attach to the leash ring without needing any excess rope loop like on most other leashes.
The leash cuff is simple to adjust the tightness and is made from Yulex, a natural rubber with 80% less carbon footprint than normal neoprene.