JS XERO GRAVITY | CARBOTUNE
6 YEARS IN THE MAKING.
After six years of research aim and development, our brand-new carbon construction is ready to be released to the world. We’ve used dozens of different layups from our testing grounds at home on the Gold Coast & around Australia, to wave pools and a huge variety of waves throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Morocco and Brazil. CarboTune is what we’ve settled on as the unanimous favourite from JS and the Traktor Team in each of these conditions. The aim was always for endurance and performance unlike anything seen before in surfboard construction – now we’re here.
Xero Gravity is the next in line of our favourite fusions ever. Ridden the same dimensions as your Monsta Box, with the same magic rocker, this will be your all-rounder even more geared to high performance surfing than the updated Xero, which in comparison has the slightly flatter Blak Box rocker and a fuller outline. Xero Gravity also features a similar foil to the previous Xero, with foam hidden in the deck, but a slightly pulled down rail that’s fine tuned for manoeuvrability & quick response.
We’ve streamlined the range while keeping all the nuance and specialised qualities you want to have a board model for every type of wave. Want a super groveller? That’s the Sub Xero. A more performance-oriented option to handle flatter conditions? That’s the new Xero, now even closer to your original Blak Box. And for a performance all-rounder – that’s right here, the Xero Gravity.
It’s our direct update on the board that won QS and CT events in the type of conditions we all surf every day. And it was voted the Australian board of the year back-to-back, due to overdelivering in countless sessions for regular surfers in average to pumping waves. If the Monsta Box made you enjoy surfing more, Xero Gravity will send you to the moon.
USING CARBON FIBRE IN SURFBOARDS.
Carbon maximizes the weight to stiffness ratio of a surfboard, and provide you with a craft that efficiently turns power into speed. Translated for surfers and shapers – carbon provides an instant transfer of energy. So everything you put into it, CarboTune will give you back. Response will be immediate to any power directed to the board from the surfer or wave. This means that both angles and weight of carbon layups play a huge role in the R&D process and decision making on the boards’ construction. The weight of our actual carbon fibre cloth used is lighter than all other carbon we tested throughout R&D. It’s also lighter than the carbon fibre cloth used in most other surfboard constructions available around the world.
We’ve decided on this exact weight for better flex, while the finished overall weight of the board is still optimised for maximum momentum and projection. We’ve found that this ideal overall weight is close to our pro level team weight in a PU board. For example, a 5’10” / 28.6L CarboTune Xero Gravity is 2.4kg / 5.3lbs, and a PU pro team board at the same dimensions & volume is usually 2.5kg / 5.5lbs.