- Welding the rails is the only way to avoid a board leaking over longer term. Starboard has pioneered the most advanced and reliable rail welding technology by mechanically bonding the rail layers. This makes the board more durable, longer lasting and better for the environment.
- Why are we doing it on the rails? The rail of the board is the only area where 2 main components of the board; the deck and the bottom are connected, hence, it’s a critical area for air leaking.
- Starboard has had a 0.38% warranty rate on all inflatable boards and a 0.1% warranty rate on Zen boards concerning leaking issues since Welded Rail Technology was first introduced, that’s 1 only one out of 1000 boards. We offer this technology on all boards from our new, exclusive manufacturer.
(Fusion Technology is used on the deck and bottom of the board. It creates a lighter, stronger, and stiffer board. Be aware that this is not critical for air leaking. Some brands call this Fusion Technology as heat welding, heat transfer or MSL. It is totally different from Starboard’s Welded Rail Technology.)