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2021 Starboard Rio Long Tail Rhino

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    THE EASY CHOICE

    The go-to board for entry level windsurfing and schools.

    Their straight outlines provide more upwind drive ensuring a successful first day on the water. Their longer waterline combined with Long Tail Technology provides wonderful glide and easy, early planing. Once up and planing, the Rio feels exciting and free as you push onto the contoured aft deck where the cutaways maximize planing pleasure.


    THE RIO AT A GLANCE
    The Rios have long outlines with parallel rails and wide shoulders for more glide, more directional traction and more stability. The combination of a long tail design with bat-wings, thick boxy rails, low nose rocker and a flat deck make it glide better than a conventional beginner board yet with more stability.

    CONTOURED DECK SHAPE
    With the contoured deck shape the board remains the easiest board in the world to get into the footstraps. Thanks to this as the rider progresses and moves back on the board, windsurfing faster and with more and more power in the sail, the feet line up naturally with the inboard footstrap positions.

    LONG TAIL DESIGN
    The Rio features a long tail design. It allows the board to transition easy and smooth into planing without having to overcome technical difficulties. The long tail design also allows for better glide in light wind conditions.

    UNIQUE FOR THE RIO LONG TAIL
    With added area behind the fin box, the Rios not only plane earlier, they also won’t tilt up as they transition on to the plane: there’s no longer the need to learn the tricky technique of overcoming this hump. This is unique to the Rio Long Tail and allows the rider to get planing incredibly smoothly, like magic. It’s an amazing experience to get planing without first having to learn how. The board simply accelerates and accelerates and the rider finds himself naturally planing in the right position.

    BAT WINGS
    The extra wide section of the tail is relatively thin, forming what we call Bat Wings, first used in the Phantoms. This width also helps improve glide and directional traction by allowing the designers to draw more parallel lines. It also creates more planing power.

    RETRACTABLE DAGGER 
    Retractable dagger board that clicks in and out without tools. Use the daggerboard for more balance and to go upwind easier. Remove for more speed and control in planing conditions. Fitted with Starboard’s Clipperbox system with easily replaceable and ultra durable lips and a new daggerboard with integrated handle for carrying the board under-arm.

    SHALLOW 41
    The Rios are supplied with a Drake Shallow fin. This compact fin delivers as much power and directional traction as possible in the shortest fin. The ideal fin for learning.

    RHINO CONSTRUCTION
    AS TOUGH AS IT GETS
    The Rio Rhino is also available in a No-Pads version. Removing the pads on the deck makes this board even simpler to maintain and more resistant to wear and tear of extended heavy duty use. The No-Pads version S, M, and L are simplified with one row of footstraps positioned for progressing riders.
    Model Volume Length Width Fin Weight
    S 196lts 295cm 79cm 31cm 15.8kg
    M 219lts 308cm 81.5cm 41cm 16.7kg
    L 259lts 333cm 87cm 41cm 19.1kg

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