JP SLALOM PRO
Control and top speed – that’s what it is all about when you want to be on the podium. The three, all-new Slalom boards –62.5, 72 and 85– are designed for blasting at PWA competition speed. Also, lighter riders will remain in control even when fully overpowered enabling them to get up to top speed. The 85 provides great planing power in light conditions. And the smallest 55 has proven its qualities on speed slalom tracks like the Defi Wind.
When designing the new line, our focus was to increase the average speed across the race course, paying special attention to gybing where some of the biggest gains can be made during a race. Here, the target was to maintain speed throughout the turn and to exit faster.
The 3 new shapes offer an improved, more locked and stable riding position. Far less effort is required to reach and maintain top speed. The 2 smaller sizes are overall slightly wider to improve early planing and widen the range of use. The tails of all new models were enlarged proportionally for more leverage towards the fin, resulting in more power and control.
The new smoother deck shape guarantees a more comfortable stance. The rider preserves energy to push his limits on longer runs. All sizes feature an additional pad wedge between the tail straps providing a more connected feel.
Each board size features a unique tail cut-out configuration to find the perfect mix of release and lengthy rail line for control.
From the mid-section of the board towards the nose we lifted the apex point of the rail. That way we gained some volume in the rail which helps exiting the gybes with speed.
Beside the concave deck shape we used an additional recess for the deck box. The pivot point of the mast base drops and provides additional control when pushing the limits and during the gybe. “Close the gap”: The lowered sail foot creates the most efficient airflow.
The first cut-outs of the 72 and 85 start much further forward and the curve of the cut-outs increases towards the tail. The tail is re-designed for a more even water flow around the fin in order to provide steady fin pressure for permanent power and top speed. The 72 finishes with a wider inner cut-out for more stability and the 85 with a more pointy finish for extra release. The 62,5’s different cut-out starts closer to the fin providing more stability in high winds. Behind the fin, we reduced the surface area for perfect water release.
Six core design elements guarantee the perfect set-up for PWA racing:
DUAL TAIL OUTLINES – individually adjusted to each board size. The cut-out configuration of the bottom outline reduces the wetted surface and creates multiple release points for low drag and high speed. The deck outline over the cut-outs is wider and due to the further outboard rear strap position the rider can load more power onto the fin for more control and speed.
TRANSFORMING VEE FLOW along the bottom – the Vee is strongly pronounced in front of the mast base, decreasing between the foot straps and opening again towards the tail. Thus, the board rides high and loose, ironing out all the chop. The transforming V results in a curvy rail line which makes gybing smoother and helps to exit the turn at full speed.
COMPACT CONCEPT – The parallel outline in the mid-section of the board maximizes the planing surface at the mast base, lifting the boards onto the plane instantly.
THIN PROFILE – in the nose area reduces drag since this is the part which is affected most by the wind. This in combination with a sunken deck, this means we managed to keep the swing weight centred for great top end control.
DECK SHAPES – Stance A tiny but essential fine-tuning of one of the key advantages of the previous models: The more comfortable deck shape guarantees a relaxed ride, allowing the rider to focus on going faster and faster.
DECK SHAPES – Efficiency The board features the proven concave deck reducing the swing weight and now comes with an additional recess for the deck box, dropping the pivot point of the mast base. As a result, the sail foot seals the gap between the board and sail providing ultimate efficiency as well as additional control when pushing the limits and during the gybe.
NOTE: The 55 and 62.5 come with the normal Tuttlebox and only the 72 and 85 feature JP’s specially reinforced Foil-Tuttlebox.
Speed across the wind!
55, 62.5, 72, 85