STARK surfboards started in 1981 and is part of the surf history in France. In 2016, the manager: Jean Pierre STARK teamed with Vincent MARECHAL, a young engineer who is a Surf lover, in order to gradually develop this new PHENO project. The goal is to allow STARK Surfboards to continue its development with Vincent MARECHAL and stand other competitors in developing this promising new PHENO technology (so-called for PHENOMENAL).
In the PHENO boards, the wooden stringer is replaced by carbon stiffeners (carbon tubes) inserted inside the foam in order to give the right flex to the board according the surf level of the surfer and his needs. We can adapt the technology of carbon tubes for beginners to professionals.
This new technology (carbon tubes combined with polystyrene foam and laminate epoxy), allows the production of lighter and stronger surfboards more flexible and more responsive on the waves. The Boards are also faster on the waves and the carbon tube technology increase the manoeuvres potential of the surfer.
These boards have a "revival" out of proportion compared to the traditional surfboards. When the surfer is starting, the board with the carbon tubes store the energy and the boards deform to then render the energy stored in through a great acceleration.
Today we introduce our project because we have a lack of finance to make the commercial and industrial development as far as, by the past 3 years, the scientific and technical development was very expensive. Today, this project is the backbone of the company, and we have to ensure the future and the development of the company through this new surf generation.
This product is 100% French design and mainly handmade. We put in it all our technical and scientific know-how. Raw materials like polystyrene foam are recyclable and we try in our production to minimize the environment impact by recycling all materials. At least in producing more enduring surfboards also reduces the environmental impact because each Board has a longer life.
Thank you in advance for your interest in this project, your help and in your financial support to launch this new revolutionary product in the field of surfing which is developing every day a little bit more and to contribute to the development of the company.
See you soon in joining us around this PHENO project.Vincent and Jean-PierrePS: We are taking advantage of this key phase of the PHENO project to thank all those who helped us developing the PHENO surfboards during the past years: Steven Pierson, Teva Bono, Raphael Aymé, Christophe Allary, Julien Thouron and John Larcher and many others...
By the past months, I developed a joint venture with Jean Pierre STARK in order to continue and develop STARK Surfboards Company in the coming years.
Surfer when I was very young, I studied engineering and I worked by the past 10 years in the industry in order to develop my knowledges.
At 34 year old, I decided to leave the industry and to do on my own in relationship with my long time passion: the surf. It is in this context that I developed a joint association of both work and ideas with Jean Pierre STARK to develop the new generation of PHENO surfboards.
My professional engineering background with strong industrial bases allows me to make the best choices for STARK Surfboards Company. Today, the new generation of PHENO boards is certainly the best result of this joint venture and the mixt of strategy, technics and passion.
I'm fully available to speak with you about my experiences and expertise.
See you soon
Dear 'EKOSEA’ Friends we will use your financial aid as follows:
- to promote our new technology in France and oversea,
- to increase the size of our workshop in order to produce more surfboards.
We are planning to advertise about our new STARK technology in various Medias. We also want to make available surfboards in some main surf shops for tests and sales in order to convince buyer as much as possible. As our new technology could be adapted to all our surfboards, we can provide boards for any kind of surfers (even for beginners) and for any kind of waves.
Finally by developing our production, we also make this technology accessible to a largest number of surfers by showing to future customers that a high technological product, made in France, is not more expensive than a 'fashionable' one you can buy today in surf shops.
Thank you again for your interest to develop the future generation of boards.
Vincent and Jean-Pierre.
This project collects in € (EUR) but you can still invest in the currency of your country (your bank may apply exchange fees).