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 rail 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.
At home in all waters, these all-rounders offer an incredible wide range of use. They excel as freeride, freestyle, bump & jump and wave boards and no matter how you'll use them, you'll just simply have your best time on the water – easy!
All FREESTYLE WAVE boards in PRO Edition come with a thruster fin setup:
1 big FREESTYLE WAVE tail fin, 2 side fins and 2 Mini Tuttlebox plugs.
You can also use these boards in single-fin setup. For use in the same wind range, just cover the Mini Tuttle boxes with the plugs and use a 2cm bigger main fin (not included) than you would for thruster-use.
[All FREESTYLE WAVE models in Full Wood Sandwich come as single fin boards without sidefin boxes.]
Store your board in mild (neither hot, nor cold; not exposed to sunlight), dry places ! Winter storage: non-freezing (constantly above +5 C).
Note: Avoid storage in closed, damp conditions like in a wet boardbag! So, after windsurfing and safe transport put the board out of its bag and let both dry separately - otherwise your board will suffer from osmosis and blisters (bubbles) will show up on the boards surface. And your bag might start to smell.
We highly recommend to open the air valve screw when the board is not used. Reason: Due to high pressure differences the sandwich construction suffers from high stress and can delaminate long term from the board's core. This will result in a soft spot and start absorbing water. Pressure differences are caused by high temperature variations or other pressure variations from e.g. aero planes. Do not forget to close the air vent before going on the water!
Damages caused by impacts are not covered under JP-Australia's limited warranty. Therefore, JP-Australia highly recommends the use of a nose protector.
Especially recommended for novices and everybody, who wants to protect the board nose.
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