The all new Sportsters are a great compromise between Race and Cruiser boards. You could also call them Freerace.
Wood Sandwich technology with matt finish and glossy rails.
For 2014 JP developed a new concept for displacement speed machines. Alongside the four new dedicated race shapes, they have four shapes of slightly wider race siblings – the SPORTSTERs. The Sportsters can be either no-compromise full-on race boards for the bigger guys or relaxed touring shapes for the lighter SUPers.
There is both a Flat Water and All Water version of the Sportster. The SPORTSTERs come in affordable Wood Sandwich technology as well as in full Carbon wrap technology.
SPORTSTER – FLAT WATER
With the SPORTSTER FLAT WATER JP introduced a new board concept: A user-friendly race board, designed as the perfect vehicle for distance paddling in calm water.
For most amateur racers they will be faster than full-on race boards as they are more stable and easier to handle than race boards. Furthermore for the big guys they will work better than the RACEs due to the added stability of the wider shape. They work great in anything from really flat water to slightly choppy conditions. They feel at home on lakes, rivers and the ocean and are fantastic for core work out and fitness paddling.
Based on race board designs they come with a low displacement piercing nose which cuts through the water like a knife. As the scoop rocker line is based on the RACE concept it provides for the maximum waterline. The thin hull ensures a low standing position, which allows you to transfer all the paddling power into a forward momentum. The rounded rails are forgiving, and do not get affected by sideways chop or wind.
SPORTSTER – ALL WATER
When JP developed the new RACE ALL WATER they figured out that this board concept is fantastic for the costal environment and they needed to come up with a user friendlier version by just adding the overall width. Paddling in the ocean is one of the most popular environments to take SUP boards these days not to mention the popular concept of costal downwind paddle runs.
The SPORTSTER ALL WATER‘s primary goal is to be able to take advantage of the open ocean swells. It must be easy to catch a swell while maintaining speed to stay upon them, navigating them as long as possible and connect easily to the next swell. The SPORTSTER ALL WATER has a lot more overall curve compared to its flat water sibling.