zig zag wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:25 pm
The Jester and Duke .. manage to do just about everything... jumping to slashing and freestyle.
the construction is bomb proof and duke or jester rip up the chop just like the mako boards
While they very nice boards and they do manage to do all those things very well (jump/slash/freestyle) they don't surf waves very well. If your goal is bottom and top turns on waves they are not the boards for you. Just look at the Nobbys Head video, you'll see the guy brings a proper surf board as well for actually surfing the waves. The Jester is for strapless freestyle.
In his other video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0z49cyoRZ4
) you can see he rides the Jester for strapelss freestyle (a role it's excellent at btw) and never when he's on the wave.
Also calling them bomb proof is very misleading. They are expoxy boards, they are not bomb proof at all. They have a thin rubber like coating over the top of the epoxy that helps with dings but that's about it.
My Jester weighs 7.6 lbs as a quad and is excellent for strapless airs.
For comparison my full quiver weights:
- Cabrinha Secret Weapon 5-2: 9.4 lbs
- Exile Dude! Cruise 50.5 w full pad: 5.6 lbs
- Shinnster w Launchpad: 9.2 lbs
- OR Jester quad: 7.6 lbs
- Slingshot SP Wakesurf no fins: 7.6 lbs
- Wave Bandit Performer 4-10: 5.6 lbs (6.0 dirty)
- Catch Stump 5-0 quad: 8.2 lbs