Benoit Carpentier wins 2022 APP Championship on the 7’0″ PRO
2 year of winning the best performance surf shape awarded by SUPBoarder Magazine, the PRO is now upgraded to the next level.
The completely new design gives more speed to set up and complete maneuvers, more hold through bottom turns in bigger surf and greater response.
New rocker is more forgiving on steeper drops, flatter deck feels less corky and new fin positions refine the control and drive through turns.
Thinner nose profile reduces swing weight for more radical snaps, thinner tail gives more bite and response through turns.
“Super stoked about the new Pro range, I feel like we finally found the perfect high performance shape, no more hesitation going for a big bottom turn, everything seems possible. That’s the result of many years of research and I’m loving it!” ~ Benoit Carpentier, 2 x ISA champion
Designed and developed in Portugal with shaper Luis “Lacrau” and Ollie O’Reilly, tested by Franz Orsi, Benoit Carpentier, Leonard Nika, Trevor Tunningron, Claudio Nika, Daniel Hasulyo.
We wanted the construction to be offered at a very competitive price point, while maintaining solid performance in the surf, without sacrificing the weight or strength.The construction has been approved after testing in Portugal, Israel and Thailand, combining a wide range of conditions in wave types and climate differences. “I wanted to create a timeless iconic look, unlike anything in the market, totally unique, yet clean and classic.” Ollie O’Reilly, Starboard R&D manager
The honeycomb pad structure makes this design truly stand out. Not only does it look unique and bene ts from a reduction in weight from a full pad, we believe it offers one of the best grips we have ever used.
The small gaps between the pads give you multiple corners to wedge your feet against, providing the rider additional grip and more control to drive the board harder through turns. The diamond grooving is incredibly secure under foot, combining the corduroy wings allowing the rider to feel when they are close to the tail of the board.
TWIN T-STRINGER DECK AND BOTTOM
PROTECTS AGAINST TOTAL BREAKAGE
The combination of twin T-stringers deck and bottom work together to increase the overall total breakage strength. The T-stringers are positioned close to the rail acting similar to an i-beam to endure heavy drops and strong wipe outs.
STRONG FIN BOXES
The fin boxes are molded with extra strong Akulon Eco, made from upcycled fishing net, then wrapped high density foam and sandwiched in over 1000 grams of glass reinforcements.