JP Super Sport 74 V 127 is together with Starboard Futura 133, one of the fastest boards in the free race segment. RRD Fire Race 120 is faster but requires much more of you as a sailor and is best suited for the advanced rider. The JP Super Sport 74 is a relatively lively board and offers very good planing ability and excellent speed through out the whole wind range. The JP Super Sport is almost as fast as a slalom board, but much easier to sail. Boardtests.com
Hard facts – JP Super Sport 74
Manufacturer: JP Australia, jp-australia.com
Shaper: Werner Gnigler
Length: 250 cm
Width: 74 cm
Volume: 127 L
Weight: 6,6 (Gold) 7,0 (PRO) 8,00 (FWS)
Sail range: 6,0 – 9,0
Ideal sail range: 7,0 – 8,5
Surf (Germany) no 5, 2010 – JP Super Sport 74
JP Super Sport 74 is the definition of a free race board. The JP Super Sport 74 feels big and tip-resistant witch is a good quality if you want to be able to use large sails. When it comes to acceleration and speed the JP Super Sport needs to fear no competition.
Tight turns are a weak spot but the JP Super Sport 74 performs really well when it comes to medium and large radius full-speed-turns and offers excellent planing ability through the wind holes. The JP Super Sport 74 offers maximum performance and speed sensation at relatively low driving skills.
JP Super Sport 74 offers 100 percent Free Race and 80 percent Free Ride. Only when using the more outwardly positioned foot straps the JP Super Sport 74 are more demanding than a JP X-Cite Ride.