- RRP £1149 -
The JP Fusion 9’8 AST 2018 is an incredibly versatile addition to the JP range – combining surf SUP and flat water elements, it fuses the most exciting aspects of stand-up paddleboarding with accessibility, in one neat package. If you’re looking for a board that will perform in nicely in surf, whilst being just as easy for a less surf-happy family member or friend to hop on for flat water fun or fitness, then you should consider the JP Fusion 9’8 AST 2018 – it won’t disappoint!
The JP Fusion 9’8 AST 2018 has a typical surf SUP outline – the nose is pulled in, allowing the board to deal with hollow sections of waves more effectively, whilst the tail is similarly tapered, allowing you to hug the water tighter as you go down waves and perform turns. As well as this, it features a subtle concave throughout the underside, maximizing its turning capabilities by enabling smoother rail-to-rail transfers. The thinned-out rails also bolster its maneuverability, providing a better bite on the water as you perform turns, whilst the rocker line of the JP Fusion 9’8 AST 2018 features a slight curve, which is more pronounced towards the nose, generating lift and letting you skim down waves. Also, features a US Fin box, allowing you to swap fins in and out easily, whilst holding them securely, as well as two FCS inserts for side-bites, enabling a thruster fin setup, allowing you to maximize JP Fusion 9’8 AST’s surfing potential.
Despite the numerous features gearing it towards surfing, the JP Fusion 9’8 AST 2018 has great all-rounder capabilities, with excellent glide and stability, allowing newcomers to get the most out of it, and providing them with an avenue for progression, once they find their sea legs.
The ‘AST’ construction starts with a medium-density EPS core, followed by multiple layers of fiberglass, adding strength and protection but without adding heaps of weight. A wooden reinforcement is added to the topside, adding further strength and impact resistance underfoot, followed by a further two layers of fiberglass – the result is a board that has unparalleled strength and durability.
A leash plug is fitted at the tail end of the board, and a mast foot base is also fitted to this board, enabling a windsurf rig to also be fitted, giving you the option to convert to a windsurf board and ride the wind! The JP Fusion 9’8 AST 2018 comes with an 8” injection molded nylon US fin and a SUP Co Straight Leash.
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