The Ultimate Wave will stun dedicated wave sailors around the globe. You will feel at home at every wave spot in any given conditions. The board carves fast, turns smoothly and maintains speed anywhere from huge down-the-line waves to mushy onshore rollers. It responds instantly to rider input and changes from rail to rail comfortably and extremely quickly. The grip and rail bite will give you the confidence to push your personal limits when carving turns on anything from medium to XXL waves. It will reward progressive sailing with turns that you used to dream of. This is the ultimate wave board!
Jason Polakow: “This is the best production wave board I have ever tried. In the past, I have had many custom boards to suit the radical conditions I like to sail in, but this board just does it all. I feel confident that I can take the 83 anywhere and I have the best possible wave board under my feet.”
Robby Swift: “I love these boards because I can really take just 2 sizes to pretty much any location on the planet and I have almost all conditions covered. I weigh 78 kg and I use the 83 and 88 just about everywhere. I also love that we have a 102 now though because sometimes in Sylt, the wind is super light and onshore and it gives me the floatation and early planning I need to get out the back but is still radical enough to compete against the best guys in wave-riding.”
Leon Jamaer: “Every day riding the Ultimate Wave feels like the first day. It is super lively and positively surprises me again and again – after so many sessions! On top of that it works everywhere around the world: In Pozo, Denmark, South Africa and Maui I know I have the right gear and nothing will hold me back on the water. The 83 is the board I sail most.”
After 4 years of development, the Ultimate Wave was introduced to the JP range last year as a successor to the popular Radical Thruster Quad and Thruster Quad. Its speed, early planing and maneuverability made it more than just a worthy replacement.
For 2020, the general shape of the board remains unchanged, but several new features make JP‘s all-star performance wave board even more comfortable to use. Double foot-strap holes come at the request of many of our customers and pro riders and completely eliminate any chance of the straps twisting. The foot straps feature measurement markings to allow you to quickly set up your board to your perfect foot strap size. The new, thicker deck-pad increases comfort and cushions the landing of big jumps and aerials.
The result is an even more fine-tuned and brilliant wave board which feels at home in side-onshore, side-shore and down the line conditions.
Our pro riders tend to choose this board over any other model from PWA competitions in Sylt and the Canaries, all the way to the IWT events in Chile and Maui and the boards excel in all locations. Morgan Noireaux won his third Aloha Classic title using the final prototype of the Ultimate Wave 83.
The success of the shape comes from the outline and bottom shape concept. The bottom features a flat V in the front, which transforms into a double concave in the middle, then into a deep single concave under the foot straps and tapers off with a gentle V right at the tail. This creates a flat scoop rocker line in the middle but keeps the curved one on the rail. The flat centre line delivers speed and planing power.
A thin rail shape throughout the board in combination with a soft tuck line makes the boards slice through the wave face providing the grip and rail bite everybody is looking for.
The quad fin setup enhances top-end wave performance and the 5-fin box setup enables tuning to personal preferences, giving the boards greater range of use from onshore to down the line conditions.
This new board is Jason Polakow’s Ultimate Wave!
French WIND magazine likes the board for its “liveliness” and because it “offers radical rides...