JP – Race All Water Carbon 12’6″x27″
CARBON board technology Glossy rails, matt deck and bottom
RACE / SPORTSTER CONCEPT 2014
For 2014 we have developed a new concept for displacement speed machines. Alongside the four new dedicated race shapes, we 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.
RACE – ALL WATER
The RACE ALL WATER is the perfect tool for all kinds of competition formats which pop up around the world. Not just down wind races, also races where you have to go through breaking waves on the way out and try to surf them on the way in.
The RACE ALL WATER‘s primary goal is to take advantage of the open ocean swells.
It must be easy to catch a swell while maintaining speed to ride it as long as possible and to connect easily to the next swell.
The bottom curve of the board needs to fit in between the swells thus creating a constant slope which keeps the board moving at all times effi ciently with speed and precision to avoid ever coming to a halt.
Therefore the RACE ALL WATER has a lot more overall curve compared to its flat water sibling.
The displacement bow has been rounded off to create instant lift – if the nose does get submerged, the rounded deck quickly allows the water to run off the deck immediately and the board is able to continue gliding on the water’s surface. On the RACE ALL WATER only the very front part of the board has a sharp piercing section which punches through a swell that is too steep to glide over.
The thin profile of the board and the flat deck ensure a low standing position. This, combined with the extra width, provides immense stability. The wider tail section complements the rider’s ability to catch every swell possible. You’ll find sufficient standing area to move around and to steer the board through the surf with ease.
Round rails make the boards very forgiving. They won’t catch on fast glides and turning becomes very easy.