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JP Pro?

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Created by stamp 1 month ago, 4 Dec 2021
stamp
QLD, 2720 posts
4 Dec 2021 8:04AM
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Hi everyone

I currently ride a Smik Hipster Twin 7'10 & Naish Raptor 7'0 (95). Both suit the conditions we get 95% of the time on the Sunny Coast beach breaks.

However I'm after a board that's more suited to the hollow, steep waves we sometimes get here, and for the odd surf trip to points -a board to tuck in and run down the line with more speed, more of a gun outline and a narrower nose with some rocker that won't catch on the drops.

There's a 2nd hand 8'1 JP Pro for sale near me, and it looks to be what i'm after, but I've never ridden one.

Can anyone with experience of the JP Pro shed some light on this?

Thanks!

Zeusman
QLD, 1349 posts
4 Dec 2021 2:00PM
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This should answer your question

goggo
NSW, 227 posts
4 Dec 2021 3:19PM
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Heaps of videos of Keahi surfing bigger stuff on JP, remember seeing one of him stalling with his hip at Cloud Break

goggo
NSW, 227 posts
4 Dec 2021 3:53PM
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I have an 8'6" mad dog for $700, bit small for me and mainly foil now

stamp
QLD, 2720 posts
4 Dec 2021 3:50PM
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thanks for the replies, and I enjoyed watching both of those, but the pros rarely ride stock boards - I doubt either of the boards in those vids is off the rack.

and goggo, cheers for the offer but 8'6 is a bit big for me.

colas
4461 posts
4 Dec 2021 3:29PM
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stamp said..
the pros rarely ride stock boards - I doubt either of the boards in those vids is off the rack.



Quite true... Just look at the boards, if you do not see a handle, this is definitively a prototype.
Or if you see that the pad is actually just the deck painted to the pad colors, with wax.
Often the pro is on a 23" wide board whereas the production model is 28".
And sometimes, the shaper is favorite shaper (e.g. Pat Rawson), not even the brand shaper, with prototypes having very different shapes (rocker, volume distribution) than production.

It is logical, they need to test new designs for the future production lines, progresses could not be done if the pros were always using production.

PS: never rode a JP, but an excellent rider here in Hossegor (knee-deep paddling level) is very happy with his JPs.

Zeusman
QLD, 1349 posts
4 Dec 2021 6:08PM
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stamp said..
thanks for the replies, and I enjoyed watching both of those, but the pros rarely ride stock boards - I doubt either of the boards in those vids is off the rack.

and goggo, cheers for the offer but 8'6 is a bit big for me.


I remember when that vid of Geoff came out the talk was it was a stock 8'0"

goggo
NSW, 227 posts
4 Dec 2021 8:47PM
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For perspective JOB rides soft tops at pipe

JakeSki
15 posts
Thursday , 20 Jan 2022 1:06AM
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I've got a couple of JP Surfs, currently on 8'6 (2020 model before they went back to Pro construction for 2021) as I'm too lazy for 8'1 in the chop we usually get. The board is awesome - takes off in next to nothing, super easy on late drops, very stable for its size and easy to whip around. Can't really fault it. Just rail tape it as the paint is made out of eggshells. Unless you like the look of exposed carbon - chicks dig scars and all.

Kovert
104 posts
Friday , 21 Jan 2022 2:55AM
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I've owned a Jp pro 8'1, stunning board for the conditions you're describing. Super fast and holds in well. I moved on as it was just that little bit harder work especially if any sort of surface chop at 86kg that it tired me out a lot quicker. Can't fault the performance though.

DiscoStupid
NSW, 90 posts
Friday , 21 Jan 2022 11:57AM
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They are a great board. Super light, but very durable. I have had and 8'6 and now have an 8'0 2016? .. I am imagining with the 8'1 that you wouldn't want to be that much >80kg or so.

stamp
QLD, 2720 posts
Friday , 21 Jan 2022 7:27PM
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Thanks everyone for your inpur.

Stu - I'm 77kg, so i reckon it will be spot on for me

JakeSki
15 posts
Monday , 24 Jan 2022 2:07AM
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stamp said..
Thanks everyone for your inpur.

Stu - I'm 77kg, so i reckon it will be spot on for me



Yes mate, 100% that sounds like a sweet spot. I'm a lazy git so I'm on the 8'6" being about 81kg



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