Wave Ski Shapes

Anything is possible but Jemski uses tried and thoroughly tested templates that all the skis are based on. Unlike with surfboards, there are so many permutations depending on ability, weight, body type, fitness that each ski is a true custom shape to fit each rider. Consultation or possibly a surf on various skis is the best way to get the ski that is right, one that pushes your performance level but gives you maximum enjoyment. Most skis have the following features but each can be finely tuned to suit rider and wave type.


Plan Shape

Wide point pushed back towards seat for stability with a 'hip' or break point in profile in tail. This allows the wide point to be further back but provides speed, a pivot point and excellent turning ability at the top and bottom of the wave.

Plan Shape

Rocker

Progressive whilst giving easy entry to the steepest waves but still allowing speed and easy transition into turns.

Rocker

Bottom Contour

'V' and Concave are standard features on all skis that is tailored for each rider. The V profile across the base runs nearly the length of the ski adjusting the rail rocker line to make it easier to manoeuvre. A gentle roll in the nose that leads into a double concave that give lift, looseness and speed. The combination of these feature, along with rail shape and other dimensions all have to be adjusted to make the ski work for the individual rider.

Bottom Contour

Rails

Combined with the ski width, this is the feature that will depend on the rider the most. Sharp rails give the best performance, bite and drive but the minimum paddling stability. By keeping the width of the ski widest near the seat, rails can be kept sharper than normal even on skis for intermediate and beginners skis. More expert skis will have slight to moderate top concave sections from the mid point through the tail bump to again sharpen the rail and produce hold on hollower waves.

Rails

Tail Options


Pin Tail

Pin Tail

For control and traction, particularly useful in larger waves and control at higher speeds.


Round Tail

Round Tail

More manoeuvrable but still has traction in hollower waves.


Squash Tail

Squash Tail

Increase surface area and gives stability and lift, this shape can be big advantage in smaller or slower parts of waves. However, it is a versatile option as still gives good control in bigger and hollower waves.


Swallow Tail

Swallow Tail

This shape allows for a much wider tail and larger surface area, making it easier to maintain speeds in softer parts of the wave but harder to turn as the tail pin on one side has to disengage before going rail to rail. Ideally suited to soft, small mush waves.