A NEW DIMENSION OF ALL IN ONE.
The all new versions of these best sellers are a must have for anybody who is looking for a medium to highwind all-round board. Werner Gnigler merged the advantages of the new Wave Slate with all the great abilities of the former Freestyle Wave generations. This makes them our fastest, liveliest and most maneuverable all-water toys ever. They accelerate in the flats, fly over chop, carve in waves and are a thrill to ride. You’ll just simply have your best time on the water – easy!
British Windsurf magazine described the former Freestyle Waves the best: “Forget small high wind freeride boards or large light wind wave boards … the freestyle-wave path is the ideal option for 99% of coastal-sailing recreational windsurfers.”
Most evident is the new outline of this shorter and more compact shape which improves the direct feel because of the reduced swing weight of the smaller nose.
The outline is more parallel in the mid-section creating additional surface area for better planing and more stability.
The tail width only got marginally wider to maintain the excellent control on fast runs over troubled water.
The “shorty” is more agile, quicker to respond and it also carves better in small waves without getting stuck.
The bottom features a newly developed Vee flow combined with concaves. The double concave Vee in the nose takes care of the comfort. It then transforms into a flat Vee under the straps which makes the board ride high and fly smoothly over chop.
The Vee steadily increases towards the tail which creates more rocker in the rails. When carving the rocker of the curvy rail line delivers outstanding maneuverability.
Due to the grip provided, you can carve as radical as you dare.
The domed deck grants a comfortable stance for all footstrap positions. The deck shape also offers perfect board control mixed with readiness to respond.
They might look somewhat radical and very different but they are simply the best Freestyle Waves we have ever made. They haven’t lost anything you used to find in the former Freestyle Wave boards but they offer so much more fun and performance without being difficult to ride.
From flatwater blasting, to freestyling and waveriding – they cover it all.
All those owners of former Freestyle Wave generations and many more will simply need one. Go and get one – you won’t regret it – GUARANTEED!
PRO = PRO EDITION Technology (thruster fin setup)
FWS = FULL WOOD SANDWICH Technology (single fin)
The FWS boards come with one Powerbox and a 2cm longer single fin than the PRO models and they are great bump&jump blasters.
The PRO boards additionally come with Mini Tuttle sidefin boxes, thruster fins and covers for the sidefin boxes when used as single fin. They are exceptional toys for all conditions, yet, they offer huge potential for further fine-tuning and thus increasing the fun and the performance in the whole range of use.
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.]
DOUBLE HEEL PADS
RADICAL THRUSTER QUAD, WAVE SLATE, THRUSTER QUAD, YOUNG GUN RADICAL THRUSTER QUAD
6 + 4 mm = 10mm pads in the heel area. Great shock absorbing effect – very comfortable. Your heels are higher on the board for more power and control on your forefoot. Initiating turns is really easy.
DOUBLE COMFORT PADS
FREESTYLE WAVE, FREESTYLE, ALL RIDE, MAGIC RIDE, X-CITE RIDE, SUPER SPORT, YOUNG GUN FREESTYLE
6 + 4 mm = 10mm pads in the actual standing area provide unbelievable shock absorption and comfort.
Comfortable footstrap incl. 2 screws. Anti-twist system. Adjustable plastic plates for width adjustment.
Adjustable in width not just in length. By simply turning the plastic plate by 180 degrees, the width of the foostraps can be reduced by 0.6cm (one plate) respectively 1.2cm (both plates). Great for slalom sailors who need a tight connection to the board and for youngsters or women with smaller feet.
HOW TO adapt your footstraps to large feet or sailing with boots
Adjust your Foot Strap SIZE for very large foot strap sizes, change the Anti Twist plate for the outside position – recommended for foot size 11 (US) / 10 (UK) and bigger.
- remove the screw
- remove the Anti Twist plate
- insert the bottom part of the Anti Twist plate into the outside holes of the belt
- put the top plastic part back on the pins
- insert the screw
- adjust the size of the foot strap to fit your foot
HOW TO adapt your footstraps to small feet:
5 Steps for a NARROW Foot Strap:
- remove the screw
- pull off the top plastic part
- rotate the top plastic part 180°
- put it back on the pins
- insert screw and mount the strap
Strap incl. 2 screws.
Comfortable padding, changeable to asymmetrical shape when the strap is not centered – very comfortable!
Symmetrical – for rear center strap
Asymmetrical – for front straps and rear straps on the rail
LIMITED FINISH – LESS IS MORE
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 6 pieces: 2 side parts (one left and one right), and 4 connections in sizes Small, Medium, Large and “Wave Slate”.
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.
JP FREESTYLE WAVE PRO 94L 2018 TEST REVIEW
JP has completely redesigned their Freestyle Wave range for 2018, this 94 being the middle sibling of a five board line-up. Available in either Full Wood Sandwich as a single fin, or Pro construction with a thruster fin set supplied (as tested here), it has been completely reworked using the lessons learned through the development of the new Wave Slate. Shorter, with more parallel rails through the mid-section (for improved stability and early planing), the new design is said to be more direct and responsive in feel, whilst the tail remains narrow for control in rough waters. The biggest change is in the bottom shape, the FSW now using the straight double-concave concept under the front straps, flanked by vee with double on either side. This is said to provide comfort in a straight line, whilst the vee in the nose and tail increases the rocker in the board’s rails and thereby improves carving manoeuvrability. With its rounded diamond nose and chamfered tail, it is certainly an eye-catching design in silver and blood-red, and comes complete with dual density deck pads and four JP Velcro straps.
“Werner Gnigler merged the advantages of the new Wave Slate with all the great abilities of the former Freestyle Wave generations. This makes them our fastest, liveliest and most manoeuvrable all-water toys ever. They accelerate in the flats, fly over chop, carve in waves and are a thrill to ride. You’ll just simply have your best time on the water – easy!”
Despite feeling quite small underfoot initially, the JP is stable and balanced at idle, carrying weight well and releasing effortlessly as soon as power is provided. The straps are easy to locate and the acceleration through gusts is very apparent. It’s certainly a fast board, sitting on the surface of the water, yet super comfortable and planted, giving the rider the confidence to keep ploughing the power in to discover the board’s top end. This speed and control make it rewarding to
use in any sea state, but particularly around a coastal break in a bump and jump role. It is directionally very stable, no doubt in part to the large fin area provided by the supplied fins, which in turn help it to point high to the wind and maintain drive through prolonged lulls. It is also very easy to tack, the balanced volume distribution and speed carried through the turn helping to provide extra margin for error. As the wind increases, the JP doesn’t ever feel over-finned (despite us being very conscious it might), its narrow tail helping to maintain control in heavy seas, allowing the rider to relax and adopt the riding style of their choice. Take the 94 into a break and waveriding doesn’t come as naturally as it does to some in the group. Comparing its fin setup and geometry to others gives us a clue why – the side fins are well spaced out on the rails yet possess little tow-in to their orientation. As a result the JP does feel a little stiffer on the wave face, but it’s a fair trade-off for its ease of use, speed and practicality for other conditions. Change the fins or learn to adapt to its carving style and you can soon make use of the speed that the FSW willingly carries through every turn.
JP’s new Freestyle Wave upholds its heritage in this category, being one of the top all-rounders in the test group. With early planing ease, accessible speed and manoeuvre control in just one setting, it offers class defining plug-and-play performance that both flatters and inspires.