- RRP £1249 -
Described by JP as a ‘Recreational Racer’, the JP Sportster 12’6 AST is the very definition of streamlined – with an extremely tapered nose and considerable length, it has exceptional glide over flat water, but with a wide enough deck to ensure stability in choppier waters. Coupled with JP’s AST construction, you have a board that is extra strong and durable, as well as incredibly fast.
The JP Sportster 12’6 AST’s sharp nose is the biggest signature of a race board – what we call a ‘displacement hull’ – which is not only sharp, but also has more of a vertical profile in the nose, allowing the board to ‘slice’ through the water, as well as giving it more volume to sit on top of the water, thereby enhancing glide. The displacement hull also feels a lot smoother, as water doesn’t slap against it as much, creating a much easier ride.
The JP Sportster 12’6 AST features a square tail, which increases the area of contact between the board and the water and enhances its stability, at the expense of turning capabilities - combined with the wider outline and the race rocker lines, this board is ideal for fitness paddling and touring. The JP Sportster 12’6 AST also features bungee tie downs, allowing you to take the gear you can’t do without, letting you make your cruise as comfortable as possible. Also, features a US Fin box, allowing you to swap fins in and out, safe in the knowledge that they are held fast.
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.
Naturally, a leash plug is fitted at the tail end of the board, along with a SUP Co Coiled Leash and a JP Race 8.4" [RTM] US Fin. The JP Sportster 12’6 AST is an excellent board with superb racing and touring features – it is easy to see why people call them ‘Recreational Racers'.
JP Sportster 12’6 x 29” AST - 2017 Specification
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