The Longboard line is a full-on surf performance oriented. All four sizes feature a very subtle step deck and a nicely pulled in tail. The narrow tail, in combination with a V, makes them very loose and responsive. A flat deck curve gives the rider confidence when paddling and the stability needed to cross the breaking waves. The smooth bottom curve provides good glide and, in combination with the increasing tail kick, easy rail to rail transition.
The Longboards have an amazing range of use. They work great for beginners to experts, from first paddle strokes to hanging ten!
Shaped by Werner Gnigler
Innegra Parabolic Rail (step deck)
Nicely pulled in tail
Flat deck curve
Narrow tail in combination with a V for a very loose and responsive board
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
The Innegra Parabolic Rail works as a stringer around the whole shape, adding extra stiffness to the board. To ensure the best stiffness ratio, the rail is fully covered with Innegra, a high modulus polypropylene fiber that has excellent impact resistance. The parabolic form of the rail combined with the molded fibre creates a strong and solid U-beam structure that connects the deck, rail and bottom. Innegra is pigmented instead of fully painted to save weight and avoid paint chipping.