JP ALLROUND 10’6 LE TEST REVIEW
JP’s Allround 10’6 gives a smooth fast feel on the water, and was the lightest on test by some way. A little more touring-centric than the rest of the boards here with its higher rocker, narrow nose and wide tail. Perfect for riders wanting a light, agile, quick iSUP .
Presented in a smart large lightweight back pack and with a switch pump, this JP light weight all-rounder has cargo bungees, a chunky diamond-cut deck pad and an uncluttered look to it. A single centre fin with thumb screw finishes off this wide-tailed 6” thick, super light board. This stripped down board has very little stiffening features and relies on its thickness only, ideal for lighter riders or paddlers who prize weight saving over everything else.
We completely redesigned the Allroundair line this year. The narrower nose allows for minimal push of the water out front resulting in a faster glide with each paddle stroke. The parallel outline ensures great traction and less paddle-hand changes. This also brings another advantage – a wider tail that significantly improves stability of the board.
This new JP 10’6 is aimed slightly more at touring. The narrowest nose on test gives it a smooth cut through the water and the fairly well rockered front end cuts though chop just great and glides effortlessly on flat water. It was the quickest board in the group in our glide test. Although the board wasn’t as ‘flashy’ maybe as some of the boards, its great glide and light weight were its strengths. Having a wide tail helps you spin around quickly and it felt nimble on the water. Having such a light board did make it the least stiff of the bunch but of course you can pump it up harder and it worked very well on the water. It doesn’t look as built up as some of the more heavy duty boards but honestly we have very, very few problems with iSUP’s on the market in general so with a little care and keeping it off the rocks, I’m sure it would last for many years. JP also do the same board in their “Superior” construction too if you did want to venture into rocky country. Overall this board’s a touch softer but not really noticeable on the water, but so much lighter than the other boards on test it is forgiven. It glides very well that it would make a great compact touring board. An ideal board for medium to light weight riders wanting a quick, agile board.
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