JP AUSTRALIA X-CITE RIDE 122 PRO CARBON 2013 TEST REVIEW
The X-cite Ride has featured in the JP range for a number of years now and is well established as a classic, pure freeride board designed to deliver fun and exciting freeride performance to all levels of riders. The range is available in either wood sandwich or pro carbon constructions and comes in four different sizes ranging from 122 up to 158 litres.
Straight classic outline with round nose and squash tail
Double concave hull with channelled vee
Lightweight Pro Carbon construction
Quality JP footstraps
Multiple in-board/out-board footstrap position options
Firm footpads with heel bumpers
G10 40cm Powerbox fin
Accelerating quickly and smoothly up on to the plane the Xcite Ride 122 requires very little effort or drive from the rider. The ride from the straps is very comfortable, with a notably relaxed stance. Even over rough bumpy water, the hull shape keeps things smooth, absorbing chop in rougher conditions for maximum confidence. In a straight-line blast it really lives up to its name and delivers an exciting ride and, although it’s capable of some impressive speed, you don’t need to really push it to have fun – something that will be particularly appealing to progressing, intermediate riders. The Xcite ride has incredible ability to make carve gybing easy. It’s almost like it has an auto pilot and all you have to do is step on the rail to engage the turn and carve smoothly, remaining stable and controlled throughout the turn.
The Xcite Ride is a very easy and forgiving board to ride and delivers a fun and exciting level of performance that’s easy for any level of rider to access. The 122’s carve gybing ability is impressive, with huge levels of control and stability. Any rider wanting to progress their gybing skills or even crack their first planing exit will love this board. The perfect freeride cruiser for all levels.
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