JP Freestyle Wave FWS 103L 2019
The compact versions of JP’s bestsellers have the potential to fulfill every windsurfer’s dreams as they unite the virtues of a classic medium to high wind all-rounder with the advantages of the compact, versatile Slate. JP’s fastest, liveliest and most manoeuvrable and great fun all-water toys ever. They accelerate in the flats, fly over chop and carve into wave faces. You’ll simply have your best time on the water – easy!
British WINDSURF states that it is “rewarding to use in any sea state, but particularly around a coastal break in a bump and jump role… 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.”
German SURF thinks that „chop is absorbed very smoothly, even in real strong wind and at top speed. French WIND confirms it is “once again a reference of freewave versatility” and that “in the waves, you can surf the JP with your eyes closed.”
PLANCHEMAG comments that JP’s “bump & jump king” is “easy to sail for a big audience and radical enough for the most demanding”.
It was said before and has to be pointed out again: The Freestyle Wave concept is the ideal option for 99% of coastal-sailing recreational windsurfers. If you are not sure which board line would suit you best, then don’t look any further. If just in theory, the Freestyle Wave would not work perfectly for the given conditions as they come, you still can tune it to perfection! It’s an ideal all-round high wind board for both, blasting and bump&jump sailing. It also shines as a powerful, all-round wave board for lighter winds, heavier sailors or difficult conditions and then is great fun especially for huge jumps and fast carves in side to side onshore conditions.
The direct feel derives from the reduced swing weight of the short, compact shape. The outline is parallel in the mid-section creating a big area for early planing and stability. The tail is rather narrow to maintain control on fast runs over choppy water. The FSW is agile, quick to respond and its rails bite hard into small waves without getting stuck.
The domed deck grants a comfortable stance for all foot strap positions. The deck shape also provides perfect board control mixed with readiness to respond.
Offering all the traditional Freestyle Wave virtues, they now are even more agile and fun. They are fast, super comfortable and provide confidence to push to the board’s limits. Suited for freestyle as well, they love to carve fast, drawn-out turns in all waters, flatwater, chop and waves. They cover it all and are simply the best JP Freestyle Waves – ever!
The FWS boards come with a Powerbox and a single fin and they are great bump&jump blasters. The PRO boards additionally come with Mini Tuttle sidefin boxes, thruster fins, a 2cm shorter main fin than the FWS models 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.