It is 10 cm shorter now and feels clearly more compact! Equipped with a wide nose and a parallel outline through the mid section giving it the maximum planing surface.
Double concaves in the bottom under the straps create maximum lift and acceleration. The long, flat waterline helps to push the board onto the plane. The efficient bottom shape provides a super lively and electrifying riding sensation.
The new cut-outs create basically two outlines for the board. The wide one in the deck gives you a very powerful stance and you can push your board to maximum speed. The narrow one in the bottom reduces the wetted surface area and the enormous amount of pressure produced by modern fins can release easily. Therefore, the board feels stable and forgiving even on fast downwind runs. The much smoother and controlled ride encourages the rider to push for unlimited speed. The cut-outs also create thin rails – which makes it is easier to rail up the board at high speeds and carve through the jibe.
Due to the reduced width, volume and dynamic lift of the tail, initiating the jibe requires less effort and guiding this wide board on its rail though the turn is clearly easier. The concave deck lowers the mast base and reduces the swing weight in the nose area. It also allows the rider to keep the rig more upright, which creates more down force to keep the board nicely trimmed on all courses.
The new deck shape delivers great comfort as the higher standing position offers better leverage, creating more fin pressure for instant acceleration and top end performance. The advanced rider will prefer the outboard footstraps which are further back while the intermediate rider will enjoy the more inboard and further forward position which makes it very easy to get in and out of the straps. The new Super Lightwind gets planing even earlier and is substantially faster than its predecessor. Additionally it is much smoother to ride and easier to control. The reduced wetted bottom surface creates the ‘lighter feel' of a smaller board and a lively, thrilling ride. You have to try to it believe how much fun you can have in almost no wind.
Since 2004 the first JP PRO Edition boards have a (SUPER) LIMITED FINISH. By reducing the amount of paint (sanding off) the weight is decreased. Consequently, the boards have a custom look with certain "imperfections" in the paint, thus the material below might shine through. Sometimes they even look as if repaired. This is also true for the Full Wood Sandwich boards as they now feature a LIMITED FINISH, too. You won't find two boards exactly the same. We believe this is worth it as the weight reduction is substantial and there's no loss of durability or strength.
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.
The universal protector: Made of EVA, the UNI NOSE PROTECTOR is a very light yet strong protection. It is easy to handle as it is simply glued onto the nose.
The set consists of 5 pieces: 2 side parts (one left and one right), and 3 connections in sizes Small, Medium and Large.
By combining the two sides with the appropriate connection at the front, noses of almost all standard board sizes and shapes can be covered efficiently.
This makes it an universal protector not only for JP boards but for most boards available on the market.
Please note: The uni nose protector is not made for the use on demo boards or in windsurfing centers, but for private use only!
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PRO = PRO EDITION Technology
FWS = FULL WOOD SANDWICH Technology
JP Australia 2018 Super Lightwind Windsurfing Board comes complete with foot straps and fins and is available with 0% Interest Free Credit and fast, free delivery from H20 Sports.
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