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This is the JS Prodigy. This isn’t the newest model. I’m actually taking a little trip down memory lane today to share with you one half of my one board or two board quiver for traveling around the world.
The second half of my around the world quiver, I surfed this JS Prodigy in all types of waves from pumping Indo / Portugal reef breaks, heavy Nicaragua/Costa Rica/San Diego beach breaks, and amazing Peru point breaks.
The JS Prodigy a great high performance shortboard design with a little extra width and hidden volume to get you going when the waves aren’t as powerful…it’s like a more user friendly version of the amazing JS Occy model, which is still one of my all time favorite high performance short boards. I rode this board as a step-up but it’s got all of the makings of an excellent all rounder.
Have a question? Wondering if the JS Prodigy is the right board for you? Let’s talk about it in the comments…
+ Has a great design and is very relevant.
+ A fantastic all-rounder.
+ A great overall design from JS that is pretty timeless.
– No minuses found in this board.
The JS Prodigy model at _________. The JS Prodigy, as my bigger wave, better wave board to travel around the world. I just wanted to pull it out because it’s still a great design and is very relevant. If you’re looking for a board to travel around the world with this, to me, is the type of things that you should be looking at.
Standard JS Prodigy dimensions and volumes may be found at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
JS Prodigy performs best in bigger, better waves.
- It’s flatter, more nose rocker, a little more tail rocker.
- More foam embedded throughout the design.
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Hey there, welcome to Benny’s Boardroom. This is the JS Prodigy. Now this isn’t the newest model. I’m actually taking a little trip down memory lane today to share with you one half of my one board or two board quiver for traveling around the world. My wife and I were fortunate enough to take a trip around the world on a shoestring budget as our honeymoon.
I brought this board, the JS Prodigy, as my bigger wave, better wave board to travel around the world. I just wanted to pull it out because it’s still a great design and is very relevant. If you’re looking for a board to travel around the world with this, to me, is the type of things that you should be looking at.
You can see there’s all sorts of remnants of little things about our trip like my wife drew this little thing. She’s an artist and she drew this bull charging against the JS tractor when we were sitting in our camper van after a surf in France. You can see that the nose was actually chopped off by British Airways. Thanks very much, British Airways. Chopped off the nose on a flight over to Nicaragua.
There’s a lot of character embedded in this board. I can’t get rid of it. I just love it. I don’t surf it as much anymore.
I just don’t have the time, but this to me is just a fantastic all-rounder. I’ve surfed this in scary big beach breaks in Nicaragua, all the way down to nice long point breaks in Sri Lanka. A great overall design from JS that I think is pretty timeless.
It’s got kind of an even-ish rocker. It’s flatter, more nose rocker, a little more tail rocker. Importantly, it’s got a bit more foam embedded throughout the design. This was one of JS’s more hybrid-ish boards. They had gone from having these very high performance boards and then looked at the success like they had with the [aki 01:59], which is one of my favorite JS’s. Maybe there’s merit in designing boards that are still high performance but have a little bit more foam so people can get up and get going, get speed.
Experience in the Surf
Of course I love the round tail, especially when it’s bigger. I surfed this, again, in some pretty heavy, powerful beach breaks and reef breaks. The tail is nice and then. It’s nice and tight but not too tight to, again, not make it that versatile. It has a standard single to double concave running throughout and a five-fin setup, which is great. This is one of the few boards I surf more as a thruster than a quad, for whatever reason, because normally I like surfing quads.
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Overall a really great board. If you find one of these on the sale rack and on the secondhand rack, I would highly suggest picking this up. I’m not actually the only person – two people randomly that I met on our travels were surfing this same board as their one board quiver, which was kind of cool.
That is the JS Prodigy by JS. Little blast from the past. If you’ve had a go on the JS Prodigy, please let me know what you think, and thank you as always for watching the show.
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Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
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