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JP Australia Surf 9'6" x 31" ?

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Created by AkeG > 9 months ago, 21 Nov 2014
AkeG
132 posts
21 Nov 2014 3:22AM
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Does anyone have experience with the 2014 (or '15) JP Australia surf
9'6" x 31?

I just purchased a '14 Surf Wide Body WE and am very impressed with the board in all respects in my small and mushy day to day conditions so far... (review forthcoming) ...that I'm considering the 9'6" for the bigger surf days that require a longer, narrower and faster shape.

Anybody care to share an opinion?





AkeG
132 posts
22 Nov 2014 7:56AM
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Anyone riding ANY size of the JP Surfs?

Slab
900 posts
22 Nov 2014 8:25AM
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AkeG said..
Anyone riding ANY size of the JP Surfs?



Chap I know has the one smaller and rates it highly....says it is fast and makes section very well.

Brenno
QLD, 668 posts
22 Nov 2014 2:16PM
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AkeG said..
Anyone riding ANY size of the JP Surfs?



I have one AkeG, and just as soon as I spy anything that resembles a wave, I'll let you know how it goes.

JustBernie
NSW, 25 posts
22 Nov 2014 3:24PM
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I've got the 9.2 Surf Pro and 8.8 Wide Body Surf Pro. Both are excellent! You can't go wrong with th JP boards. I started with the 10.2 Fusion to learn on. Just make sure you get the right size. I thought the 9.6 was for me but tried the 9.2 first and it was stable and sat in the water nicely.

AkeG
132 posts
22 Nov 2014 10:05PM
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JustBernie said..
I've got the 9.2 Surf Pro and 8.8 Wide Body Surf Pro. Both are excellent! You can't go wrong with th JP boards. I started with the 10.2 Fusion to learn on. Just make sure you get the right size. I thought the 9.6 was for me but tried the 9.2 first and it was stable and sat in the water nicely.


Bernie I agree with you on the 8'8" surf wide body, love the board (I have the wood version).

What is your size and weight?

At my present around 90 kg's and 6'4" and my barely intermediate skills I'm liking the 31" wide (9'6").


AkeG
132 posts
22 Nov 2014 10:13PM
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AkeG said..
Anyone riding ANY size of the JP Surfs?





Chap I know has the one smaller and rates it highly....says it is fast and makes section very well.



Slab Thanks! You were the one who pointed me in the direction of the 8'8" surf wide body early this year, very happy with the board so far but now in true "insatiable board junky" fashion I'm looking for a board that can handle the bigger days.

For me, the 8'8" is super loose with the quads in less than waist high surf. I'm going to need a more solid ride in surf of consequence.

looking to move on from my now huge 9'6" Fanatic Pro Wave and it's big thick rails.

Slab
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23 Nov 2014 6:33AM
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Slab said..



AkeG said..
Anyone riding ANY size of the JP Surfs?






Chap I know has the one smaller and rates it highly....says it is fast and makes section very well.




Slab Thanks! You were the one who pointed me in the direction of the 8'8" surf wide body early this year, very happy with the board so far but now in true "insatiable board junky" fashion I'm looking for a board that can handle the bigger days.

For me, the 8'8" is super loose with the quads in less than waist high surf. I'm going to need a more solid ride in surf of consequence.

looking to move on from my now huge 9'6" Fanatic Pro Wave and it's big thick rails.


I've surfed the wide body in overhead conditions with no probs but it is a bit skatey and maybe too fast for me.....I put in slightly bigger quad fins. I am like you....would like to try one of the surf shapes for bigger stuff and steeper waves......the 8 ft 8 is really at its limits in anything a bit steeper. Mind you.....it is very rare that I am ever overhead.

JustBernie
NSW, 25 posts
23 Nov 2014 11:11AM
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AkeG said..

JustBernie said..
I've got the 9.2 Surf Pro and 8.8 Wide Body Surf Pro. Both are excellent! You can't go wrong with th JP boards. I started with the 10.2 Fusion to learn on. Just make sure you get the right size. I thought the 9.6 was for me but tried the 9.2 first and it was stable and sat in the water nicely.



Bernie I agree with you on the 8'8" surf wide body, love the board (I have the wood version).

What is your size and weight?

At my present around 90 kg's and 6'4" and my barely intermediate skills I'm liking the 31" wide (9'6").




I'm 5'10 and 87kg.

Brenno
QLD, 668 posts
5 Dec 2014 1:39PM
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Hey AkeG. Had my 9'6" pro out for the first time today. Really happy with it. Super stable for me at 6'3" & current 98 kg. Fast and turns really well. Makes sections easily. I was after a board
to handle the bigger days. This will eat it up. Don't know why it took me so long to discover JP. Maybe had my yellow coloured
glasses on too long. Stoked.
















Loz79
QLD, 457 posts
5 Dec 2014 5:18PM
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AkeG said..
Anyone riding ANY size of the JP Surfs?


I ride the 8'2 wide body pro, super happy with the board, could go narrower with my weight (75kg) but the waves where i live and surf 90% of the time are small and gutless with choppy seas. The width takes a bit of adjusting to with plenty of back foot movement to turn sharply needed (for me anyways), a great fun board:)

JoffaDan
VIC, 241 posts
5 Dec 2014 6:10PM
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^+1 love my 8'2! The finish and build of the JP's is second to none, you get what you pay for.
How'd those c-drives work out for you Loz?

Loz79
QLD, 457 posts
5 Dec 2014 9:11PM
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JoffaDan said...
^+1 love my 8'2! The finish and build of the JP's is second to none, you get what you pay for.
How'd those c-drives work out for you Loz?


Mate I def noticed a difference in drive coming off turns although didn't get them in much size (2/3 foot tops), I've put my jc01's back in to compare again but have still had no consistant waves to really test, heading down the coast in a few weeks so fingers crossed. I got the squadron fin set so have them as thruster set up in my 8 foot mini Mal at the mo but havnt had it out yet... I'll keep ya posted once I get some solid waves to report on;)...



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