JP X-Cite Ride 120 is another board that has done very well in various board tests. JP X-Cite Ride is a very good performer and a excellent compromise between speed and gybing. Just like the Tabou Rocket the JP X-Cite Ride offers excellent top-end control and works really well in overpowered conditions.
The JP X-Cite Ride has features and characteristics that suits and appeals the less experienced rider as well as the advanced rider. JP X-Cite Ride has similar characteristics as the Starboard Carve 121 but offers a little bit more ease of use to the less experienced rider. Boardtests.com
Hard facts – JP X-Cite Ride 120:
Manufacturer: JP-Australia, jp-australia.com
Shaper: Werner Gnigler
Length: 250 cm
Width: 67,5 cm
Volume: 120 L
Weight: 6,6 kg (PRO) 7,5 (FWS)
Sail range: 5,5 – 8,0
Windsport.com Apr 28, 2010 – JP X-Cite Ride 120:
One of the most impressive things about JP’s X-Cite Ride is that it has performance for any level rider. It’s not very wide for its volume so be sure to choose the appropriate size for your needs, possibly adding a few litres compared to chunkier models.
The inboard inserts promote a proper hips-in stance with your feet finding the straps instinctively. Progress to the outboard setting and the X-Cite Ride transforms into a much quicker board. JP’s X-Cite Ride is responsive to trim work and breaks free to an impressive top speed that also feels very efficient. One thing that sets the JP’s X-Cite Ride apart is its performance in chop.
Boards (UK) August 2010 – JP X-Cite Ride 120:
On the water the JP X-Cite Ride is an instantly likeable board. It’s another one of those boards that ‘just works’. It feels fun and relatively exciting, yet also very user-friendly underfoot. The JP X-Cite Ride has quite a bit of nose rocker, which gives it a very secure and safe feel – particularly in chop.
In the gybes the JP X-Cite Ride is very good – particularly for more advanced riders who want a board to turn tightly at speed. Less experienced gybers will find the board relatively stable and pretty good at maintaining speed through the turns.
It’s hard to pinpoint a ‘target buyer’ for the JP X-Cite Ride because it will appeal to just about every freerider from flat water improvers to advanced riders who sail in coastal conditions. The JP X-Cite Ride is a fantastic all-round freeride board.
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WIND – France, Nov 2009 – JP X-Cite Ride 120:
JP X-Cite Ride is very balanced when not planing and stable for its volume. The volume distribution makes it tolerant to foot placement. It jumps onto the plane very quickly. The JP X-Cite Ride rides high on the water and literally flies over the chop. The board delivers both very good performance and control. JP X-Cite Ride is an excellent freeride board, balanced and entertaining.