2012 JP Australia Freestyle Wave
The benchmark boards for many years, outstanding performance is in their DNA. For the new generation, JP focused on improving the overall feel to the shapes.
The smaller sizes of the Pro Edition (77, 84, 92) come with a thruster setup. No other brand offers that in this segment. Last year's boards had outstanding wave abilities. Now, the new thruster setup moves them even further ahead of the competition.
JP went shorter and more compact, bringing the center of gravity and widest section closer together. This guarantees balance and stability, whether planing or not. Due to various footstrap positions they also focused on the deck radius. The tail thickness increased slightly to create a rounder constant dome, producing good grip and a very comfortable stance whether your foot placement is close to the rail or more towards the center line. The rail radius is kept thin and sharp to offer great grip in the turns. The outline is more drawn out around the tail and straighter between the straps, adding planing surface for better low end performance and additional pop. It also creates a longer rail line offering more control in high speed runs and surfing big ocean swells. Moving the footstraps slightly back allows you to use the fuller outline radius for snappy turns by pushing on the back foot. It also creates additional speed in more drawn out turns when applying more pressure on the front foot.
The bottom has a constant Vee and double concaves. The flat curve in the concaves between the straps delivers great early planing and speed while lots of curve in the rail line provides good maneuverability. The double concaves under the mast base cushion the ride over chop. By moving the center of gravity closer to the flat section of the bottom curve, t he board easily jumps onto a plane. Combined with a fair tail kick the Freestyle Wave has great release and offer outstanding maneuverability.
The Freestyle Wave offers an incredible wide range of use, from wave riding to freestyling to full-on speed blasting. The three small Pro Editions can now handle any kind of wave conditions (from side-on to side-off) because of the thruster setup.
PRO = PRO EDITION in Carbon Kevlar Construction
FWS = FULL WOOD SANDWICH Construction
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