JASON STEVENSON // JS
If you follow pro surfing at all, you have likely seen JS’s famous tractor logo on the boards of many of the world’s best surfers. Jason Stevenson, the man behind the tractor, grew up on North Stradbroke Island, and got his start building boards for the talented crew on Australia’s Gold Coast. It wasn’t long until his surfboard company grew into a global label, however, and became a household name both with world tour pros and everyman rippers. Current team riders include world tour surfers Ace Buchan, Joel Parkinson, Owen Wright and Julian Wilson, as well as Mark Occhilupo, Mikey Wright, and Dusty Payne.
Over the past year, a number of our friends here at Hawaiian South Shore have asked why we don’t carry JS’s, and one friend in particular mentioned he’s been riding a JS for over a year and the board didn’t even have a pressure ding. We looked into JS’s new HYFI construction and decided to give the boards a go. But when they arrived, they looked so good that I couldn’t leave them on the racks, and ended up grabbing one for my personal quiver!
We now stock a full range of JS boards, exclusively featuring the strong, durable HYFI boards. Whether you want to ride what the pros are on, or are just looking to up your performance game, the tractor can take you there. Come in to check out the latest line of boards from Jason Stevenson, and see what all the HYFI hype is about.
To read more about Jason Stevenson and his brand, please click here.
WHAT IS HYFI?
Jason Stevenson and his JS label (famous for the tractor logo) have been producing some of the most high-performance surfboards on the planet for more than two decades. No one questions the design elements of these boards, and a number of guys on the world tour ride them, including Julian Wilson, Owen Wright, Adrian “Ace” Buchan and Joel Parkinson.
But what many people don’t realize is that the technology that goes into the construction of the boards is just as cutting edge as their design.
JS offers their range of boards in the HYFI construction, which is a hybrid fiber technology. The product of two years of research and development, HYFI is the latest and greatest in surfboard construction advances, producing light, strong, fast surfboards that are more durable than polyurethane boards, but ride just as well. The flex out of the tail adds more drive and projection, the boards are 20% lighter than PU boards (making them faster and more maneuverable), and they simply don’t ding as easily as normal glassed PU boards. The result is the ultimate strength-to-weight ratio, applied to some of the best designs in the surfboard industry. In other words, the perfect board.
JS offers a number of popular models in the HYFI construction, including the Monsta 6, the Air 17, the Monsta Box, the Blak Box II, the Ghetto Cat, the Psycho Nitro and the Flying Pony. Here at Hawaiian South Shore, we are excited to carry a number of JS’s HYFI boards. Come check them out—I’ve already added one to my personal quiver!
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