A brand new Downwind shape is available in 2020. A deep dugout standing position for maximum stability and four drain pipes for keeping the cockpit dry. The dedicated downwind shape has an increased scoop rocker line compared to the Allwater shape for maximizing the glide time on a bump. The standing position is low and the volume is generous. This Downwind shape will cater for all levels and weights of the Downwind paddling enthusiasts.
All the 2020 Race PRO boards feature a full PVC sandwich deck and rails for maximum in durability and lightweight.
Race 8.4″ US – Resin Transfer Molded
(Rider: Kapetan Garidas / Photos: Liakos Dermatas)
Shaped by Werner Gnigler
Full PVC sandwich deck and rails for the maximum in durability and lightweight
Increased scoop rocker line compared to the Allwater shape
Deep dugout standing position
For all levels and weights of the Downwind paddling enthusiasts
For 15 years I worked for F2 and shaped many popular boards like the Comet Slalom or the Xantos ranges. Since 2000 I am with JP and am responsible for the whole board and fin range. It is always a great feeling when one of my boards like the Freestyle Wave turns out to be a test winner and becomes a successful best seller. Especially when you see happy people on the water with this board.”
Philosophy: do not be too serious, just go windsurfing
“I often get asked how we can come up with new products every year. Some people are suspicious and believe it is all about marketing and nothing is really new. The truth is, I learn something new with every single prototype I build and test. Sometimes it amazes me what big effects small changes can have and that allows us to improve the boards again and again. That’s driving me, as I know there is always room for improvement.”
Windsurfing since: 1976
Professional board shaper: 1985