JP Australia 2018 Explor AIR Inflatable Windsurfing Board
Inflatables have proven advantages over hardboards: they are easy to transport and store. So far, their only real disadvantage was their limited planing potential. But just in time for the upcoming summer season JP presents two all-new inflatable windsurf boards which are specially developed and tuned for planing!
The dimensions of the smaller MagicAIR resemble those of a modern freeride shape. Accordingly it has a similar performance providing the feeling of a shorter board. It addresses the intermediate to advanced sailor with mainly planing on his mind. Nevertheless, it has more volume than a hardboard of the same size, making it easier and more forgiving.
The MagicAIR doesn't come with a center fin and box, but this can be acquired as a glue-on accessory and the board already has a positioning advice for this extra fin box.
Targeting beginners and intermediates, the ExplorAIR is very big and wide with lots of volume. On this super stable hull the newcomer to the sport is able to learn all the basics and to improve quickly. Beginners and intermediates will appreciate the center fin which provides directional stability, reduces the lee way and creates lift to go upwind. Its huge planing area can push the advanced rider onto a plane early and easily. Being longer than the normal Explorers also helps with going upwind due to its longer waterline.
JP Australia 2018 Explor AIR Inflatable Windsurfing Board is Available from H20 Sports With Fast, Free Delivery and 0% Interest Free Finance.
JP Australia ExplorAIR Inflatable Windsurfing Board 2017 Features,
These boards plane so easily. You'll be surprised how much fun it is to play and perform on these boards.
The soft and comfy feel will immediately put a smile on your face. And your grin will get broader once the wind is strong enough to pass the planing barrier.
In the past, one of the biggest planing handicaps of inflatables was their super-rounded rail in the tail area which caused a water flow disruption and the boards were literally sucked down and held back by the water.
Now, the specially developed hard rails prevent such stalling and turbulences, but create a smooth and efficient water release. These inflatables now plane freely, accelerate willingly and reach good speed with little drag – similar as you know it from conventional freeride boards.
Other brands also have hard rails but we have developed a super clean solution and the edges are more or less indestructible as they are covered by a fiber reinforced layer of PVC.
You would not expect an inflatable board to sail that fast but the stiffness provided by the Pre Laminated Triple Layer Composite Drop Stitch, the Fiber Reinforced Stringers and the Triple-Layer Rails will surprise and convince you otherwise.
The special Powerbox proves to be very stiff and powerful. It does neither twist nor waste any lift. With your feet in the straps, all the sail power is transferred into speed.
The board comes with four easy-to-mount footstraps and offers strap positions for advanced riders and footstrap beginners.
Regarding early planing, upwind and top end performance these boards are very close to hard boards.
The fact that they are slightly softer than hard boards makes them great jibers. The boards can give a bit in the turn – almost providing the feeling of a self-adapting rocker line.
The boards are covered with a large EVA sheet adding grip for a safe stance. This combined with the softness of the boards makes them super comfortable to ride! You also don't worry about making mistakes anymore because you won't get hurt when falling on it. Not only novices to windsurfing and planing will be stoked by this comfort but everyone practicing maneuvers and pushing their own skills.
Rolled up, the boards fit into a backpack – no more need for a roof rack for transport and no big garage for storage.
In times when airlines are hesitant to accept windsurf equipment, the boards' backbag dimensions and weights are a major advantage!
The volumes are 150 Liters (MagicAir) and 200 Liters (ExplorAir), however these are not the actual volumes of the boards but are the volumes of comparable (similar length and width) hardboards.
The actual volumes are ~200 Liters (MagicAir) and ~240 Liters (ExplorAir).
ADDITIONAL INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
* Molded freeride Powerbox fin
* Repair set
* User manual
TECHNOLOGY : Inflatable Technology
Pre-Laminated Triple-Layer Composite Drop-Stitch technology with Triple-Layer Rail and Top and Bottom Fiber Reinforced Stringers Hard Rail covered by fiber reinforced PVC
Triple-Layer Rail, integrated Powerbox, molded freeride Powerbox fin, Hard Rail, Center
Fiber Reinforced Deck and Bottom Stringers, Tow-ring, EVA deck, Center Handle (ExplorAIR only!), Finbox (ExplorAIR only), Footstrap (4pcs), Beginner and Freeride Footstrap Options, Mastfoot Insert
JP Australia 2018 Explor AIR Inflatable Windsurfing Board Sizes,
JP Australia 2018 Explor AIR Inflatable Windsurfing Board comes complete with fin and is available with 0% Interest Free Credit and fast, free delivery from H20 Sports.
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Explor AIR Inflatable Windsurfing Board