Starboard Astro Stream Deluxe 9'6
"Mind-blowing performance for whitewater paddling"
Designed with Dan Gavere who researched the outline and rocker profile to help make this the best choice for entry level and experienced paddlers. A stable, progressive, and bullet proof board that takes a first timer from navigating basic class 1 and 2 rapids to the ultimate in whitewater and river running performance.
The dual walled side rail construction gives it the bomber feel and this combined with the sandwich laminated biaxial composite stringer makes for an amazingly rigid board, which is further enhanced by our rail torsion band, allowing for zero twisting flex. The compact design and massive amount of volume at 387 liters, makes the Stream great for heavier paddlers and big water by keeping the board planing over the boils and eddy line swirls. A deep concave into flat and slight v out the tail makes it fun to surf and doesn’t catch or “trip on the rail” as you exit and enter eddies. The fin system, configuration, and fi n boxes have been modified for 2015 and we have gone to a low profile, removable quad fin system to offer the ultimate in turning performance. Forward positioning on the fins further enhances whitewater performance for eddy turns, shallow water clearance, and river wave surfing.
Equipped with deck bungee’s, handles on all four corners and center along with the convenient stern and bow (hull mounted) stainless D-Ring for easy towing or line portaging rapids.