Here’s what JP have to say about their newest product:
“After dominating the PWA 2009 Slalom season with Antoine Albeau F192 crowning himself Slalom World Champion by winning 6 out of 7 races and Micah Buzianis coming 4th JP makes the next logical step and introduces a Formula board.
The board has been developed between Mike Zajicek from California who has many years of experience in shaping and riding Formula boards, Werner Gnigler, Micah Buzianis US 34 and Antoine Albeau.
Antoine, Micah, Sebastian Kornum (2009 IFCA Junior Slalom World Champion), Enes Yilmazer TUR 2 (2009 IFCA Slalom Youth World Champion), Markus Poeltenstein AUT30 (2009 IFCA Slalom Master World Champion), Bernd Flessner (13 times German Windsurf Champion) and many more will make sure that JP will be in front also in Formula competitions in future.
The board has been tested with sails from 9,5 – 12,0 and has shown great performance in all those conditions.
SHAPE The shape comes from continuous R&D since the inception of formula itself. The final design is a result of testing and input from racers all over the world. The shape utilizes a forgiving entry forward and pronounced vee integrated with a proven rocker. That combined with aggressive tail and rail selections affords very early planing and low wind gliding – necessities for the highest level of FW racing. The mast position on the board can be further back without sacrificing control, which benefits bigger sails and fins in lighter air.
A unique combination of rear footstraps allows for comfortable, balanced sailing down wind in any conditions. The board also happily accepts fins from 60cm for smaller sails and less drag to the biggest allowable by formula rules. The result is a very capable, yet friendly and FUN machine, ready to take on anyone’s idea of utilization.
The full Carbon Deck of the Formula 100 has already proven to be the best construction on the market for lightwind Slalom boards. Antoine believes that this construction gives the big JP Slalom boards the edge over competition boards. This is the stiffest and most rigid construction available today and provides big advantages in early planing and staying on a plane around the marks.
The Formula 100 comes – just like the new Slalom Gen VI boards – with the all new JP Race Deck. It offers a raised area underneath your front forefoot and toes which provides unknown comfort and control when going at full speed. You easily stay connected to the deck no matter how strong the wind gets. You never feel like you are getting pulled out of your straps and need to bend up your toes to stay in the straps. The raised area is part of the board and not just a footpad as very thick footpads tend to make it rather difficult to get out of the straps once you have really pushed yourself in. You need to try this new Race Deck to believe its advantages.”