The new Stand Up Paddle JBAY.ZONE Special Edition FRA! certifies the continuation of the partnership with FRA! Design, internationally renowned doodle artist, sealed in the beginning by the creation of the Limited Edition SUP FRA! The design of this exclusive 10’6” Touring SUP has been revisited, using black as the main color, to obtain an inflatable stand up paddle with a unique “Total Black” look, with white doodles and white EVA pads. Also for this art board, the paddle provided in the accessory set features a carbon fiber handle, with anti-twist system, and PVC blade.
TOURING SUP BOARD
The Stand up paddle FRA! Special Edition manages to maintain good maneuverability while presenting a wide and comfortable Deck, ideal for long distance excursions.
The extra width of the deck of the Paddleboard FRA! special edition allows, in addition to comfort during the outings, extremely high stability values.
Using the Drop-Stitch 2LF Fusion internal construction technique, the weight support of the SUP FRA! Special Edition is 145 kg.
INTERMEDIATE USER LEVEL
The technology used for the SUP FRA! Special Edition is called 2LF Fusion Drop-Stitch technology, which consists of an inner tube formed by two layers of fabric, coupled with a first layer of laminated PVC, connected together by thousands of filaments. This type of construction allows the SUP, once inflated to the ideal pressure of 18PSI, to become rigid and durable. A second layer of laminated PVC is thermally welded, without the use of glue, to the first, thus forming a double layer material or “Double Layer” to significantly increase the strength, stiffness and durability of the Stand up paddle. The 2LF Fusion technology saves glue weight resulting in boards that are up to 25% lighter than standard Dual Layer Paddleboards and, in no small part, less environmentally impactful.
Even if it is a SUP made of PVC Laminate Double Layer 2LF Fusion, also the FRA! model is light, with a total weight of only 10 Kg.
FRA! stands out among the few Italian Doodle Artists thanks to an expressive ability that manifests itself to the eyes thanks to an easily recognizable style, without limits of canvas or content. FRA!’s name, on November 3, 2020, was entered into the Guinness World Record for completing in 5 days the largest freehand drawing executed by a single individual, measuring an impressive 568.47 m². To celebrate this milestone JBAY.ZONE and FRA! have created a new version of the SUP FRA! in special edition, in order to continue, through the doodle art of FRA!, to tell the story that tells of everyday life, sport, relaxation and freedom, which has made the SUP FRA! so unique and special.
The Laminated PVC used for the construction of the SUP FRA! It is composed of two layers of PVC interspersed with a layer of Polyester to reinforce and ensure great strength to the SUP.
LENGTH 320cm – 10’6”
The water contact surface given by the shape of the FRA board! Special Edition demonstrates good smoothness and speed, making this Stand up paddle an ideal companion for long distance trips, great for training power and physical endurance.
WIDTH 81cm – 32”
The width of the special edition SUP FRA! provides significantly better stability on the board by increasing the space available to the paddler, making this board very comfortable for excursions and more stable for beginners. The wider Deck also affects the speed of the board, which shows usually lower values than boards with narrower Deck.
THICKNESS 15cm – 6”
The 15cm thickness is a premium value, not common to all inflatable SUPs. The weight resistance is significantly higher, which means even greater stability for the user in a variety of operating conditions.
Given the unique nature of the Stand up Paddle FRA! Even the accessories included have a unique and unmistakable design such as the carrying bag and the carbon fiber paddle with special Anti-Twist System. The Bravo® dual action pump and GoPRO®HERO mount are added values to the already high quality JBAY.ZONE.
2LF FUSION DOUBLE LAYER DROP STITCH TECHNOLOGY
The SUP FRA! JBAY.ZONE is made up of two overlapping layers of PVC laminate with high strength 2LF Fusion technology, to obtain an inflatable board with performance equal to that of a rigid SUP, with excellent weight support. The use of heat sealing between the two layers of material is also, and more importantly, more environmentally sustainable as the use of solvents and other chemicals that would normally be used with glues is eliminated.
The heat-sealing process, without the use of glue between the two layers of material, ensures that the total weight of the board is reduced by up to 25% compared to a standard Double-Layer Stand up Paddle, significantly increasing its strength, stiffness and durability.
For the internal structure, Drop-Stitch technology has been used which allows, thanks to thousands of fabric filaments welded to the ends of the PVC Laminate, once the ideal pressure of 18PSI has been reached, to the Stand Up Paddle FRA! Special Edition to become inflexible and resistant. The Rail is reinforced with an extra layer of laminated PVC for added safety and impact resistance.
The special edition SUP FRA! features an EVA Foam cover on the center part of the Deck, a feature common to the entire JBAY.ZONE line of Paddleboards, to provide extra support to the rider in different conditions of use.
The center fin provided is a Slide type, allowing for convenient and practical insertion, to be secured by inserting the latch tied to the fin into the body. There are also two fixed side fins to allow for more control of the board.
The valve installed on the SUP FRA! Special Edition is a High Pressure valve with bayonet coupling. This kind of valve is ideal to safely connect the included Double Action Bravo Pump to optimize the inflation and avoid the risk of unexpected air leaks.
Also for this model there are D-rings along the perimeter of the Deck useful for the connection of accessories such as the Safety Leash or the specific seat for the transformation of the stand up paddle in kayak.
JBAY.ZONE / SUP FRA! Special Edition / 10’6” / MODEL: 54008 / 8056518105081
|Category||Touring SUP Board|
|Material||Laminated PVC with DROP-STITCH 2LF Fusion Technology|
|Thickness||15cm / 6''|
|Length||320cm / 10'6''|
|Width||81cm / 32''|
|Air Chambers N°||1|
|Inflation Pressure||18psi / 1,24Bar|
|Convertible into Kayak||Yes, seat and paddle are sold separately|
|Action Cam Mount||GoPro HERO, Included (camera not included)|
|Pump Included||Bravo Double Action 2x2000cc 2.0bar / 29psi|
|Transport Bag||Limited Edition Included|
|Fins Setup||Thruster (1 Central Removable Fin + 2 Lateral Fixed Fins)|
|Paddle Included||Limited Edition with Extensible Carbon Fiber Shaft 165-215cm|