Lightwind Freeride Evolution
No need for foiling ! Almost no board planes as early AND effortlessly as JP’s Super Lightwind.
No need for foiling !
Almost no board planes as early AND effortlessly as JP’s Super Lightwind. Since its introduction in 2011 it has occupied an almost unrivalled position in the market as one of the only dedicated light wind machines in any brand’s range! Planing in almost no wind and reaching top speed immediately, it rides comfortably, smoothly and incredibly easily for its size.
This is JP’s 5th shape generation of this unique board design and like its predecessors, it benefits from the shape evolutions of the Slalom and Super Sport board and also from the HydroFoil performance boards, too! Consequently, this is JP’s hottest toy ever for all light wind days, no matter if you plan to set up the board with fin or foil.
You have to try it to believe how much fun you can have in almost no wind: Light wind blasting!
The first priority on Shaper Werner Gnigler’s design brief was to combine outstanding early planing performance with an electrifying sensation and a user friendly ride.
To achieve this, the outline is long resulting in a even outline curve for a smooth and effortless transition from non-planing to planing.
Another consequence of this is that the rider benefits from a comfortable, parallel stance and the power is distributed evenly from both legs onto the rail. For a board this size, the shape feels small and alive under your feet, yet is much easier to control than previous models. Definitely a highlight of this shape!
The easy ride and control also show in the board’s gybing ability. Not only does the outline take credit for maneuverability, but the thin and smooth rail shape – especially noticeable in the rear – allows for perfect stance and comfort in all of the various options of footstrap placements, perfectly suited for fin and foil use.
The concave deck lowers the pivot point of the mast base, reduces swing weight and provides additional control when pushing the limits and in carving maneuvers. The sail foot is pulled lower to naturally close the gap between sail and board in order to further enhance light wind efficiency.
The bottom features a ‘transforming Vee flow’ – the Vee is strongly pronounced in front of the mast base for a smooth ride and low-friction touch downs, it decreases between the foot straps and opens up again towards the tail. Thus, the board rides high and loose, ironing out all chop. The transforming V results in a curvy rail line which makes gybing smoother and helps to exit the turn at full speed.
Big cut-outs provide the perfect mix of release and lengthy rail line for control when sailed with fin. They thin-out the rails in the tail making it easy to rail up the board at high speeds and to carve through gybes. When foiling, they also offer extra flexibility, loading up the wings for takeoff.
The board doesn’t require a foil to be big fun in super light winds but for everybody who wants to try, JP’s Foil-Tuttlebox makes it an amazing foil weapon. The board’s volume and size not only get it up on the foil to fly super early, but the width provides the leverage to control the lift of the foil when the winds pick up and the pace increases.
* Parabolic Rail Reinforcement
* Integrated Innegra nose reinforcement
* Full bottom Paulownia wood sandwich construction and reinforcements
* Tail Cut-Outs
* Multiple Footstrap Positions
* Footstrap Scale
* Carbon fin
* Approved for foiling
Werner Gnigler’s 5th generation of this light wind killer is overall more lively, controllable, maneuverable, electrifying – put simply: Maximum efficiency. The best choice for everybody who wants to push his light wind sailing without a foil!
Battle the planing barrier!
Most efficient lightwind freeride board
Starts planing in almost no wind and reaches top speed immediately
Powerful already in light winds
No need for foiling to get light wind action!
Two cut-outs create two outlines that allow to push for maximum speed while maintaining stability and comfort
Thin rails make railing up and gybing at high speed easy
Foil Approved Fin Box
Windsurfers 02/2022, DE, Super Lightwind LXT 165 Test