The brand new board line in

the JP range.

To a certain degree these

shapes can be seen as successors to the Freemove boards, but Freemove always

symbolized a compromise between various ranges of use. By way of contrast, the

aim of the new Freeride Carve boards (FRC) is different and clearly defined.

The name explains the program: speeding and carving. Despite many trends these

two aspects remain the most important in many sailors lives and, based on this

fact, Werner Gnigler designed this whole Freeride Carve concept.

What we wanted from Werner

for the new board generation

  1. Dashing, blasting and speeding: Mega fast,

    excitingly lively freeride bullets !

  2. Simple initiation of jibes and

    good planing through the turn for maneuver novices

  3. Maximum grip for the connoisseur:

    Accepting mad speed into the turn and extreme centrifugal forces yet not bouncing

    out of the turn.

  4. Easy planer: the FRC’s should pass

    the planing barrier with ease, accelerating easily and in control to a high

    top end speed.

  5. Allround speed boards, for every

    sporty sailor tending towards fast sailing in a wide range of use.

  6. What we got

  7. "Simple speed boards":

    extremely fast boards with impressive acceleration. Always easy to control,

    they reach top speed on all tracks quickly and outperform conventional freeriders.

    Due to the rocker line, the small wet surface area and the Channel Bottom

    Design the boards sit high on the water and speed over chop as if non-existent.

    They ARE fast and they FEEL fast.

  8. "Easy carving jiber"

    - at these high speeds, the boards move smoothly into the jibes with ease

    and carves hard through power turns.

  9. "Easy planers" - effortlessly

    passing the planing barrier.

  10. "Wave toys" – happily

    carving through small waves thanks to the combination of the rounded outline

    and the new rocker line. Aggressive or comfortable – the board carve perfectly

    every time.

  11. "Ambitious freestyle amateurs"

    - encourage the sailors interested in freestyle to successfully try out new

    carving maneuvers. Slalom oriented riders will love the trick and maneuver

    characteristics of these fast boards.

The new Freeride Carves are named according

their volume.

The 86 is fast, very fast

! And what does the „windsurfer of today" do with all this speed ? Full

tilt into a hard carve. That’s what all the lively Freeride Carve boards love

to do: speeding and carving. Naturally the smallest of this family does this

with wild dedication. Sporty and experienced sailors with active style can lean

into radical turns and exploit the full potential of this small shape. In medium

to high winds, these sailors will push the 86 to top speed on minimum surface

area, steadily accelerating and taking off for huge air. Less experienced sailors

will have a thrilling and exciting time on this board as it is not too demanding,

even when flying over the water at full speed. Thanks to its low volume, the

board remains easy to control and good natured when speeding and jibing. This

FRC can do all the classic freestyle maneuvers with power. Carving extremely

nicely in waves it is a great coastal -as well as a B&J- allrounder.


With a volume of 96 liters

this Freeride Carve has an impressive acceleration. Particularly on this Gnigler

shape you will experience the speedy, freeride feeling. You feel faster than

ever before and yet are totally in control of this new high tempo. A major advantage

for the new FRC is the ease at which these boards can be sailed when comparing

them to conventional freeride shapes. You really can go beyond your previous

limits but, most importantly, you can go beyond and yet remain in control. How

fast do you want go? How fast dare you go? You are no longer restricted by how

fast the board can go – how brave are you? Not only straight line speeding does

the board feels smooth - for maneuvers at all speeds, you can rail up the board

softly and with little effort and the forgiving shape carves a constant arc

around the buoy or your windsurfing buddy. This board is the perfect partner

for learning carving freestyle tricks. The board performs nicely in small waves

and chop, too, offering the potential for high jumps.


With 106 liters this Freeride

Carve covers the medium wind range the best. Thus it suits an incredibly big

target group. It will impress with its high speed potential which the experienced

sailors will love. Yet the short board novice can still remain in control. The

106 is not only fast, it also feels very fast! This lively board planes early,

sits high on the water and accelerates rapidly. Thanks to its shape it remains

easy to control - even in overpowered conditions or when the wind picks up.

Maneuvers are quite easy as well. With its quite thin rails there is hardly

any better board of this size for high speed maneuvers. Wide or tight turns

alike, a little pressure or full body weight and max foot pressure, the 106

neutrally transfers its speed into the turn and carves every radius. It can

do all classic freestyle tricks and feels comfortable in smaller, not too steep



Due to the Channels with the

flat rocker line and enough volume, the board planes already in moderate winds

and remains easy to control in stronger gusts or when sailing overpowered. The

116 runs free, delivers an exciting ride with excellent acceleration and high

top end speed. Therefore it addresses the sporty and ambitious sailor. Non-expert

sailors will already enjoy (and exploit) the high speed potential, and the expert

can push it to speed excesses like never before. Like its smaller brothers this

board not only wins with its sheer velocity but with its total "carvability".

Fast carving maneuvers are a dream. There are few shapes (if any) that can cut

jibes this elegantly in medium winds and shoot out of the turn at full speed.

Obviously there are ‘natural’ limitations in wave riding for a board of this

size but, never the less, the 116 carves nice turns into decent swells.

Characteristics - Freeride Carve 2002


- Outline combining the roundness that you

need for easy maneuvering and the straightness for planing, speed and control

- Clearly "tucked under" rails,

especially from the center to the nose

- Thin rails at the tail

- Mixture of speed and maneuver-oriented bottom


- Even deck shape

- Channel bottom design

Channel Bottom Design

Like the whole JP board range

of last year and the wave board line for two years, the new Freeride Carve series

features a Channel in the bottom transferring all the benefits of this concept

to this new range.

B) "Free Ride"

& Performance

Turbo, Speed & Lively

The Freeride Carve’s are not

too wide, comparably short and have relatively little volume. They fit perfectly

into gnarly bump&jump conditions. The rocker line makes them sit high on

the water and due to a small wetted area accelerate quickly to high speeds.

Control and Smoothness

To support control, Werner

shaped the center outline area slightly more parallel. The nose is a little

rounder. It has a light Vee all along the bottom and the rails get constantly

thinner towards the tail. All this makes the boards run comfortably over chop

as if there were no waves at all.

Overall the Freeride Carve’s

are easier to sail than the Freemove boards. Especially at speed where the boards

offer increased control together with a smoother and more comfortable ride.

Using the straps on the outside,

speed oriented position, the rider can push on the full rails and drive the

board even harder to his new personal limit. With active board control you can

let the boards fly over the water.

Using the inboard strap position

the rider stands on and over the board, increasing the passive board control.

In addition the rider can rail up the boards quicker for faster and more direct


2) Maneuvers

Initiating Turns

With the wide center and thin

tails, the boards have quite a round outline. This is especially noticeable

from the middle section forward, towards the nose, where the rails have clearly

marked tucked-under edges. The rocker line makes the FRC’s very lively. Thus

the boards need little pressure to carve into fast maneuvers.


The thin rails and the edge of the rear channel delivers great grip and control

when railing up. Even at high speeds the boards will not bounce. All four designs

favor active riders and for sailors with a sporty style they will love the fast

carving turns and freestyle tricks they can get out of this shape.

Handling (Smaller Sails)

JP boards run free and their

noses do not stick in the chop. The wetted planing area reduces steadily allowing

the JP’s to reach super fast speeds even with small sails.

Radical Maneuver

The outline is very harmonious

and has an even curve in the mid section. The rail shape is also very constant.

This causes an even and constant lift during the maneuver, no matter how hard

you rail up the board and how much of the rail is pushed into the water. The

board feels absolutely neutral throughout the whole turn. The rail does not

‘dig’ or ‘lead’, when hitting chop in a jibe or wave turns.


The Freeride Carves are versatile

and carve very well. They can deliver sporty performance on the waves. In light

to moderate winds the FRCs encourage the rider to play with waves which aren’t

too high or steep.

3) Easy Planing

Early Planing

There is a short mid section of the board which is wide and parallel. This

flattened planing area at the entry, together with the channel, ensures that

the boards plane very quickly and easily remain on the plane through lulls.

They feel easy and comfortable.


The rail of the rear channel

works like an additional little fin, taking some of the leeway pressure.





Weight (+/-5%)









kg lbs

name system ideal recomm.

Carve Full Wood Sandwich Technology, Double Heel Pads


Carve 86











27 Powerbox 4,4-6,2 4,0-6,4

Carve 96











29 Powerbox 5,0-6,6 4,5-6,9

Carve 106











31 Powerbox 5,4-6,8 5,0-7,0

Carve 116











35 Powerbox 5,8-7,2 5,3-7,4