JP RACE – FLAT WATER
SUP racing has become very specialized and depending on the conditions you need a suitable board to achieve the desired results one is looking for. Compromise is never an option and will not get you the win. JP developed 2 sizes of the RACE FLAT WATER, the 14‘x24.5“ and the 12‘6“x25“. The RACE FLAT WATER 14‘ offers more stability due to its length – as a result, the overall width could be reduced slightly to maximize the speed of the board.
The new race boards come with a distinguishable narrower nose section. The sharp piercing nose is able to cut through the water’s surface, offering the longest possible waterline. With the use of a long water line, these RACE boards are able to produce and attain maximum speeds with every paddle stroke, thus creating a better overall and efficient board.
Another cutting edge feature of the new RACE boards is the dome deck of the nose. It adds lots of volume to the nose and allows the side winds and waves to flow over the deck radius without interfering with your paddling direction.
In addition to be effective in all conditions, if the nose gets pushed under water it will pop out immediately displacing the water as it runs off instantly and the board is able to continue without being submerged.
The mid-section of the board has a sunk-in cockpit with a flat V bottom shape providing maximum stability for the rider. The scoop rocker line in this area is kept rather flat to enable the hull to maintain high speeds over a longer time. A parallel outline in the mid-section tapers down to a narrow tail. The flat scoop rocker line from the mid-section of the board increases to a reasonable tail kick. These two design features guarantee a clean water release with minimum drag. The cross section of the board has been designed that no water will stay on the deck and can run off immediately. For these new shapes, the effective design doesn‘t need drainpipes.
Utilizing all the most cutting edge features of modern day SUP racing, this is a dedicated race board which is the perfect tool for winners!
RACE / SPORTSTER CONCEPT 2014
For 2014 JP developed a new concept for displacement speed machines. Alongside the four new dedicated race shapes, they have four shapes of slightly wider race siblings – the SPORTSTERs. The SPORTSTERs can be either no-compromise full-on race boards for the bigger guys or relaxed touring shapes for the lighter SUPers.
In both, the RACE and the SPORTSTER group we decided to create flat water and all water versions for the 12’6’’ and the 14’0” class. The RACE and SPORTSTERs feature the same respective dedicated waterlines but differ in width. The SPORTSTERs come in affordable Wood Sandwich technology as well as in full Carbon wrap technology while the RACE shapes come exclusively in the no-compromise full Carbon wrap technology.
CARBON board technology Glossy rails, matt deck and bottom