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JP-AUSTRALIA

2017



RADICAL – IT IS!

French WIND magazine re-confirms this year that the board deserves its name and PLANCHEMAG likes it’s “ease to adjust carving turns”. The most outstanding honor for this JP shape is Morgan Noireaux’s victory at the Aloha Classic in Maui, Hawaii. Morgan made history by being the first sailor to win this most prestige’s wave event on the PWA World Tour two years in a row – riding a Radical Thruster Quad. The deep double concaves in the bottom are the distinguishing shape details of this design. Their deepest parts sit right under the straps creating long flat planing sections. Together with the wingers – which slightly widen the planing surface– these concaves enhance acceleration to a surprising speed. You’ll enjoy the lively and “light” feel based on the very short wetted planing area. The Vee cushions the ride and creates a well rounded bottom curve at the rails. As a result, the board turns tight easily offering ultimate rail bite. It instantly responds to every little input from the rider. The inexperienced wave rider will consider the board’s speed of reaction as nervous, while the targeted, advanced wave rider will love this liveliness, just as much as he will adore the super fast change from rail to rail.




RIP HARD IN MARGINAL CONDITIONS

The British WINDSURF magazine comments that “the Slate is a sensation on the wave and had the team heading back out with a smile time and time again”. French PLANCHEMAG states it “is fun and effective onshore and side shore”. The Slate’s new outline concept totally stands out. It is very short with a wide, parallel outline from nose to tail. Seen in surfing before, this shape style was introduced by JP as the first major brand in the SUP range. The windsurf versions followed soon. The diamond nose and the swallow tail are the design features to draw your attention but it’s the short, wide outline making this board special! With lots of lift the Slate provides a fast and lively ride paired with top acceleration. You would not expect so much upwind power and speed in a dedicated wave design. Get used to its shortness, bear off knowing its sweet spot and the Slate will pop onto the plane and accelerate rapidly, feeling sharp and responsive underfoot. The boards create and maintain speed already on small waves helping to make marginal conditions very exciting! The shortness is base for feeling small and compact in the air as well as for accelerated aerial rotations. Additionally, shorter boards fit better into smaller waves with the shorter rail line enabling to smoothly carve tight into steep sections without getting stuck. The flat V bottom flows into a deep single concave finishing off with a flat V at the tail.




ONE FOR ALL FOREVER!

JP introduced the first Freestyle Wave in 2001. Subdue to constant shape evolution and fine tuning, the line is still state-of-the-art in its class. So, no matter how many brands copy JP’s concept or even the Freestyle Wave name, if you want the true original you don’t need to look anywhere else. British WINDSURF stated, “Perfectly at home on flat water, the 102 really comes into its own when used in a coastal environment .... highly recommended”. French PLANCHEMAG also selected it as favorite of its group stating, “It is also very effective in surf due to the flow of its turns, the quick transition from one rail to the other and a strong grip of the fins”. These lively and exciting boards are the ultimate boards for medium to strong winds. They are super fast across the wind and also upwind. They would make excellent straight line freeriders only, but they aren’t, simply because they are too much fun to carve and jump. See a little wave and you’ll be inspired to launch high into the sky like a rocket with the boards remaining in total control until touchdown. See a flat section and you will want to go for your next, ‘most radical’ jibe - ever! Yes, it’s in maneuvers where they really stand out: feeling like large wave boards they carve superbly whether you crank them hard or carve them smooth. Their reliable bite and grip in fast turns will motivate you to carve harder and harder on their thin, sharp rails into the next jibe or bottom turn. Therefore the Freestyle Waves also qualify as JP’s fastest wave boards, suited for advanced riders with only little wave experience or for heavier riders or for those who sail in varying conditions. Due to their speed it is easy to accelerate to ‘your’ perfect section of the onshore wave or side shore roller. The short and compact boards offer sufficient stability and the well rounded dome deck ensures a very comfortable stance in the straps, no matter if they are mounted inboard for maneuvers or nearer to the rail for freeride performance. The FWS models come with a single fin while the Pro Editions feature a thruster setup to excel in all wave conditions.


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