JP CUSTOM 5.8 x 18.5 x 2×1/8th 5-1/2 kg 22 litres
JP custom kiteboards is a project we have been working on for a while with Neal Gent – JP is a custom surfboard builder in Wales who has been making custom SUPS for the last 5 years. JP has been building surfboards for the last 29 years and he even built his own line of windsurf boards, Wave Graffti back in the day. John Purton who is the head shaper at JP has his own shaping machine (CNC) so accurate replicas of the perfect shape can be built each time. So if you want to scale a model for your weight and ability its pretty straight forward to do. The hard part is getting the shape right which is what we feel we have done with Neal, JP and other team riders .
The JP kiteboard the “Flyboy” has a balanced rocker evolved from a surfboard but specific for kitesurfing – thin rails, decent concave in the hull, tucked under rails, reinforced deck, EPS blank, wooden stringer, carbon deck strip, FCS 2 fin boxes, and more volume just behind nose section to keep you planing through gybes or tacks. We reckon this one is a winner for the south coast in cross onshore conditions and abroad so don’t just take our word for come down the beach and test it.
The difference between a custom and production is a custom board should have all the extra performance once you have down the shape that works for you –the production version is often heavier and slightly more durable for dents but will often lack the edge on performance –every production that is made has been developed by custom boards first then put into production. Sometime production boards are 2 years in the making so the custom shape is developed and is now the latest cutting edge design.
You can customise your board with the following options:
- Choose either Epoxy Carbon or Epoxy Inegra construction
- Choose a tri fin setup or a 5 fin setup
- Choose a strapless board or one with inserts added
All boards come with a tail pad included.
*There will be a 4 week lead time when ordering this custom kiteboard*