The Flatwater Race boards feature a dugout standing area for maximum stability. This has allowed us to go as narrow as 21.5”. The volume of the sidewalls will bounce you back in balance even if you are challenged by some chop. The high walls in the front will direct the water from entering and the drain pipes will clear the standing area of any water that might have gotten in. The smooth transition from deep standing area to the thick tail ensures easy movement towards the tail for pivot turning. The narrow nose transforms smoothly into a single concave bottom extending all the way to the tail. This creates a long water line resulting in great linear glide and directional stability.
All the 2020 Race PRO boards feature a full PVC sandwich deck and rails for maximum in durability and light weight.
Shaped by Werner Gnigler
Full PVC sandwich deck and rails for maximum in durability and light weight
Smooth transition from deep standing area to the thick tail
Single concave bottom extending all the way to the tail
Dugout standing area for maximum stability
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