Explorer

145 • 165

  • ASA+EVA

TECHNOLOGY

ASA Sandwich Technology: ASA bottom and full EVA deck and integrated carrying handle

SPORTIER THE MORE YOU IMPROVE

Windsurfing made easy with a board that grows with you!

This new concept combines the stability a beginner needs with the sporty planing feel an advanced rider is looking for.

Opposite to wide body beginner boards like the Funster, the Explorers feature narrow and long hulls.

Once you advance and master the basics the Explorer shape lifts up to a glide in light winds offering that ‘Funboard feeling’ instantly.

On the plane it is and feels much faster, more sportive and lively than wide body beginner boards.

Touring, exploring and enjoying the coastline from the water makes riding this board a new experience.

SHAPE

The hulls are designed to deliver outstanding performance, considering it’s a beginner board under your feet.
When planing, they almost feel as sporty as an X-Cite Ride, lifting on their tail and powering off their fins: A totally new sensation in JP’s daggerboard class.

They are sporty and lively! Carving a planing arc through the water makes jibing great fun.

The daggerboard of wide body boards basically only reduced the sideway drift.

Whereas on the narrow hulls of the Explorers, the power of the daggerboards can lift the windward rail, providing a feeling similar  feel known from the early days windsurf boards.
Thus, it is more fun to ride in light winds using the daggerboard and also more efficient to go upwind.

The Explorers come with multiple foot strap options for every rider level, starting from the absolute foot strap beginner to the advanced rider who is already able to use the straps and push the board to accelerate.

Due to the retractable daggerboard and all the various foot strap options every rider will find the perfect set-up for his individual trim.

The volume distribution is evenly spread-out and gives plenty of stability for first time windsurfers.

The built-in nose handle in combination with the strap handle at the tail make carrying the board on the beach and in/out of the water really easy.

The soft EVA deck features an ideal “playground” for every member of the family.

SUMMARY

It fulfills its duties as beginner board and shines with its enormous range of use, steadily unleashing more and more of its sporty potential the better you get!
Play, learn, cruise, glide and have fun in all conditions. This board covers it all – a true new daggerboard allround funboard.

Description

Specifications

Length
cm / inch
Width
cm / inch
Volume
liters
W. ASA+EVA +/-6%
kg / lbs
Fins PB Shaper Sails
Explorer
145
270
8'10"
70
27.6"
145 11.4
25.1
Freeride 38* Werner Gnigler ideal: 4.5-9.0
rec.: <10.0
Explorer
165
275
9'0"
75
29.5"
165 12.0
26.5
Freeride 38* Werner Gnigler ideal: 4.5-9.0
rec.: <10.0
Explorer
*with daggerboard
Explorer 145
Length
cm / inch
270
8'10"
Width
cm / inch
70
27.6"
Volume
liters
145
W. ASA+EVA +/-6%
kg / lbs
11.4
25.1
Fins PBFreeride 38*
ShaperWerner Gnigler
Sailsideal: 4.5-9.0
rec.: <10.0
Explorer 165
Length
cm / inch
275
9'0"
Width
cm / inch
75
29.5"
Volume
liters
165
W. ASA+EVA +/-6%
kg / lbs
12.0
26.5
Fins PBFreeride 38*
ShaperWerner Gnigler
Sailsideal: 4.5-9.0
rec.: <10.0
Explorer
Length
cm / inch
*with daggerboard
Width
cm / inch
Volume
liters
W. ASA+EVA +/-6%
kg / lbs
Fins PB
Shaper
Sails

Footstrap

Straps incl. 2 screws.
Rounded plastic belts, pre-formed, comfortable shape. Adjustable plastic plates for width adjustment.

 

SPECIAL FOOTSTRAPS PRE-SHAPED

Ideal arch shape to perfectly fit your feet. Thick neoprene cover for great comfort.

ADJUSTABLE WIDTH

Adjustable in width not just in length as all other straps on the market. By simply turning the plastic plate by 180 degrees, the width of the footstraps can be switched from 14,2cm to 13,0cm. Great for slalom sailors who need a tight connection to the board and for youngsters or women with smaller feet.

Adjust your Foot Strap SIZE for very large foot strap sizes, change the Anti Twist plate for the outside position (recommended for foot size 44 and up)

  • remove the screw
  • remove the Anti Twist plate
  • insert the Anti Twist plate into the holes of the profile belt
  • put hte top plastic part back on the pins
  • insert the screw
  • adjust the size of the foot strap to fit your foot

5 Steps for a NARROW Foot Strap:

  • remove the screw
  • pull off the top plastic part
  • rotate the top plastic part 180°
  • put it back on the pins
  • insert screw and mount the strap

 

3D Footstrap

incl. 2 screws. Comfortable padding, changeable to asymmetrical shape when the strap is not centered – very comfortable!

set-up

symmetrical – for rear center strap
asymmetrical – for front straps and rear straps on the rail

Download:

HowToAdjust.pdf

NOSE PROTECTOR

Damages caused by impacts are not covered under JP-Australia’s limited warranty. Therefore, JP-Australia highly recommends the use of a nose protector. Especially recommended for novices and everybody, who wants to protect the board nose.

The universal protector: made of EVA, the UNI NOSE PROTECTOR is a very light yet strong protection. It is easy to handle as it is simply glued onto the nose.

The set consists of 5 pieces: 2 side parts (one left and one right), and 3 connections in sizes
Small, Medium and Large.

By combining the two sides with the appropriate connection at the front, noses of almost all standard board sizes and shapes can be covered efficiently. This makes it an universal protector not only for JP boards but for most boards available on the market.

Please note: The uni nose protector is not made for the use on demo boards or in windsurfing centers, but for private use only!

DOWNLOAD: NoseProtector_Uni_Manual.pdf

LIMITED FINISH – LESS IS MORE

Since 2004 the first JP PRO Edition boards have a (SUPER) LIMITED FINISH. By reducing the amount of paint (sanding off) the weight is decreased. Consequently, the boards have a custom look with certain “imperfections” in the paint, thus the material below might shine through. Sometimes they even look as if repaired. This is also true for the Full Wood Sandwich boards as they now feature a LIMITED FINISH, too. You won’t find two boards exactly the same. We believe this is worth it as the weight reduction is substantial and there’s no loss of durability or strength.

AIR VALVE

We highly recommend to open the air valve screw when the board is not used. Reason: Due to high pressure differences the sandwich construction suffers from high stress and can delaminate long term from the board’s core. This will result in a soft spot and start absorbing water. Pressure differences are caused by high temperature variations or other pressure variations from e.g. aero planes. Do not forget to close the air vent before going on the water!

STORAGE

Store your board in mild (neither hot, nor cold) dry places ! Winter storage: non-freezing (constantly above +5°C). Note: avoid storage in closed, damp conditions like in a wet boardbag! So, after windsurfing and safe transport put the board out of its bag and let both dry separately – otherwise your board will suffer from osmosis and blisters (bubbles) will show up on the boards surface. And your bag might start to smell.

  • BOARDBAG LIGHT - XS / 230 x 60 cm
    2013: TQ 68-92, ST 74-92, FSW 77-92, FS 90,YG Quad & Freestyle, SL-IX 56
  • BOARDBAG LIGHT - S / 240 x 65 cm
    2013: TQ 99, ST 99-106, FSW 101-111, FS 100, AR 96-106, SS 100, YG 85, SL-IX 59-66
  • BOARDBAG LIGHT - M / 245 x 70 cm
    2013: FS 107, AR 116, SS 112, YG 115, SL-IX 68
  • BOARDBAG LIGHT - L / 250 x 75 cm
    2013: XCR 122-146, SS 124
  • BOARDBAG LIGHT - XL / 255 x 80 cm
    2013: XC 158, SS 136, SL-IX 78
  • BOARDBAG LIGHT - XXL / 240 x 90 cm
    2013: SLW 90, SL-IX 84

TEAMRIDER BOARDBAG

Heavy duty padding, compression belts, extra padding on nose and side, comfortable handles. Takes up to 4 boards. Flight approved.
240 x 70 cm / 265 x 80 cm