Landing this week in store the all new JS Monsta 2020 and Monsta Box 2020 in PU - HYFI construction on its way too!
Here is what Jason has to say about the 2 new models
20 years of JS Industries. 10 years since our flagship shortboard, the original Monsta, was first developed. And now in 2020, our new Monsta will be ridden everywhere from your most rewarding sessions at home & regular trips chasing waves, to Dream Tour events and the Olympic Games. Its latest version is the most complete all-rounder we’ve ever made, improved and fine-tuned by elite athletes, global ambassadors & local legends, together with our recently retired World Champ and JS.
The latest and greatest for 2020 revolves around maximum performance, but with added forgiveness and fine tuning for each board’s desired conditions. We needed the new Monsta to provide spark for explosive manoeuvres in everyday waves, while being predictable and reliable in pumping surf from our backyard at Snapper & Kirra to destinations like Cloudbreak.
The rocker has been tweaked to provide a more generous sweet spot, which easily generates speed, allows you to control big turns, and balances release out of the lip. Compared to the Monsta 8, the nose has a touch more curve in the last few inches to prevent catching in critical parts of the wave. The same magic tail rocker remains to fit into the conditions our Monsta 2020 is designed to thrive in – almost any conditions from chest high to double overhead plus.
Single concave under front foot runs into a double concave through the fins to give you extra lift yet maintain control in powerful surf, while a clean outline flows into a slight hip that allows for responsive direction changes. Overall, the Monsta 2020 prompts intuitive & fast surfing. It’s a huge milestone for us, and now, it’s ready for the rest of the world to enjoy anywhere, anytime. The best always find a way to get better.
Monsta Box 2020
Our favourite fusion of all time, the Monsta Box combines all the best parts of our much loved Monsta and Blak Box models. It falls right in the middle as a perfectly balanced daily driver that you can rely on to grovel whenever necessary, but also enjoy some of the most fun & rippable conditions imaginable.
The new Monsta Box 2020 has more rocker and a narrower outline than the Blak Box 3, while it's fuller and flatter than the Monsta 2020. This gives it well blended curves to hide foam where you need it, without getting in the way of performing at a high level. A smooth single to double concave with a touch more depth creates lift in sub-par conditions, but allows you to remain in control when the waves turn on.
Whoever you are, the Monsta Box over delivers in several crucial parts of almost all surfer’s year round quivers. It’s the step down our Traktor Team use when the conditions don’t quite call for a Monsta. It’s the go-to when our friends who are lucky enough to surf every day want a performance board for smaller waves or less than pro abilities. And for the places and seasons that don’t get a lot of quality waves, it’s a forgiving option that will help you surf your best regardless of average conditions. The Monsta Box 2020 is our most popular hybrid, and now it’s better than ever.