JP have developed an all-new Surf Slate line for 2018. The outline became a compromise between the full-on parallel rail shape and a classic surf outline. The nose and tail are pulled in for a better maneuverability and reactiveness. This is immediately noticeable in bottom turns as you can ne tune the trajectory once the board is railed up.
Since JP narrowed down the nose and tail, we made the boards slightly longer to compensate for the effective rail line that is engaged throughout a turn. Stable, fast and reactive are the main strengths of the new Surf Slates. Use the extra speed to glide across at sections of the wave or to hit the lip with full power. The bottom shape features a V entry that ows into a deep single concave ending with a subtle V right at the center n position. This ensures smooth lift and an easy rail-to rail transfer.
For 2018 JP have developed rail construction with visible Alutex ber on the PRO boards and Basalt ber on the Wood Edition boards. No more paint chipping. Alutex on the PRO boards adds
the abrasion resistance but it doesn’t add stiffness as we didn’t want to alter the ex pattern of the boards. Basalt on the Wood Edition boards adds strength, stiffness and abrasion resistance. Basalt is 100% volcanic rock, a natural and sustainable ber. We switched all the resins in all of our boards to BIO resin and are removing EPS from packing to make another step forward towards creating sustainable boards.
The boards feature a 5 n option and come with a RTM thruster set-up. The new Surf Slates will bring out the best of any conditions you can nd out there, a true all-round high performance shape
7’4 x 26.5″ – 95L
7’8 x 29″ – 111L
8’2 x 30″ – 128L
8’10 x 31″ – 145L