There is not too much on the Net about 2014 boards (other than wave stuff) but here is some of the news I managed to find.
The draft page for the new Mantas. I assume that all the sizes with TBA's have been re-engineered and this covers my three favorite sizes - 61, 71 and 85. The current boards are all fantastic so I hope that they have not fiddled unnecessarily.
They state in the blurb that the 96 and 106 models are now more wave orientated - BAD. They then go on to say that the new shape and tails give better top speed - GOOD. I'm confused but really interested to ride these two sizes and form an opinion.
Starboard have their complete new range on site and as usual, the freerace and slalom stuff is interesting.
They have also come up with a new construction for their performance boards which sounds promising. Usually when a board company announces a new construction, I find that the boards are suddenly heavier and I always suspect that the "new" materials are actually cheaper, heavier and inferior to the old ones but this seems to be the real thing. The weights have actually decreased for 2014. The 2014 iSonic 110 has had it's width increased slightly to 75.5cm. Regular readers will know that I am a huge fan of this board but I wonder if they are not going too wide.
That's all for now
Talk to you soon