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Starboard Hyper Nut 4 In 1 74 Starlite Image Credit: Windsurf
Starboard Hyper Nut 4 In 1 74 Starlite Image Credit: Windsurf

Starboard Hyper Nut 4 In 1 7'4

WEB SUP.STAR-BOARD.COM PRICE £1325

THEY SAY

The Hyper Nut’s wide nose and tail make it a stable shape to get up and riding early. Its short length provides precise trim control allowing you to stand in one position to pump the board for speed. Size range accommodates an array of rider weights and abilities.

WE SAY The Hyper Nut grabbed a lot of attention when it was first released back in 2016, using the unique and fantastical inverted rail shape first seen in their Nut Surf series the season before. This 4 in 1 range of three boards is intended to make use of the Hyper Nut’s shape benefits of speed, stability and response, but present it in a package that can be used for four sports – windsurfing, Supping and each sport in foiling guise. This 7’4” is the middle board in the range and is designed for use by light to medium weight riders, the 8’0” being more applicable to the heavier or less experienced. Tested here in its durable Starlight construction, using various densities of fiberglass, carbon integral rails and a pine laminate for impact resistance, it is a highly detailed and well finished board. The central handle is shaped ergonomically, and there’s the brand’s clever Star Touch grip on the nose, where the diamond-grooved deck pad ends. There are also plenty of accessories supplied, including a coiled leash, footstraps (albeit only two, so you’ll need to source another two i


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