Riks has recently released information from JP Australia about a brand new shape concept that will feature in their 2011 board collection – and the great news is that it will be entering service early so sailors can benefit from the performance it offers throughout the coming summer!
Shaper Werner Gnigler has brought together a combination of characteristics from JP’s proven Formula, Slalom and Super Sport board ranges and the result is a high performance yet forgiving shape that delivers planing in very light-wind conditions.
This is expected to be really popular with intermediate and experienced sailors alike given the desire most have to get out as often as possible without having to deal with the technicality of a formula board or the requirement to sail fully-charged with huge rig sizes. Sure it’s not possible to buy wind to provide a regular fix of planing action but JP’s Super Light Wind should prove to be the next best thing!
Initial details can be found on Riks website with action images following soon.
Stock of the Pro Edition build arrives at Riks from early May and he’ll also have the Gold Edition available from early June. Supply is limited so if you are interested please be sure to get in touch. Rik promises to post some more information/findings once he has taken it for a spin…it’s a hard life!