Key design features
The Rail is a No Compromise, downwind sup and the features speak volumes for its design pedigree.
The deck is a flat top with a grippy deckpad. That said, it is not overly grippy so as to stop you being able to slip and slide foot positions.
The tail is a pin, but does carry volume. It is easy to steer off the tail and pivot on bumps, giving superb control, with no need to make such big steps as you may find when riding a square tailed board like an Infinity Blackfish.
The rocker line is a planing hull with V down the centre and double concave, giving early lift, and control at speed.
The nose pinches in a lot to a point and if you find it burying, you don’t feel the brakes coming on as you might with bigger nosed board, instead it will cut and rise back up on the rocker.
Softer rails from the standing area towards the nose give a nice forgiving smooth ride in the chop, with sharpening, going on to the back giving control and speed.
If you’re trying to compare shapes, look at a board like the SiC Bullet. Similar in thinking and style, the SiC Bullet has more boxey rails, but in essence is the same board and deliver similar performance.c
Jimmy Lewis Rail is the ultimate downwind board for all conditions.
Any open water board needs to be able to cope with rough conditions, but this doesn’t just mean being stable. The ability to maintain its line whilst being agile enough to redirect on a bump when ridden from the tail or mid-ships is critical.
One of the real benefits with this type of board is stability due to the rail edges. Compared to something like a Starboard AllStar that has more roll from rail to rail the sharper rails on The Rail or M14 lock the board down to the water and reduce roll. The less you are doing to keep on the board means more energy to ride and glide.
As always The Rail uses the famous Signature construction but this time it’s in carbon only. What’s feels great is that it isn’t a crazy light board like some. Jimmy knows that keeping a bit more strength and weight is key to making a board that lasts and looks great. Add to that the fact that when going downwind a bit of weight helps hold the board on the water and gain momentum so it’s win win.
Who is the Jimmy Lewis Rail aimed at?
The Jimmy Lewis Rail is out and out a downwind board. You’re going to be catching bumps and riding waves without doubt and the only thing you’ll need to do is pick your line.
As a long term paddler, I can honestly say, this board can be used by most levels of paddler from intermediate to the very best. It is certainly stable and easy to paddle with no complex dugout r tails shape to handle.
As always The Rail uses the famous Signature construction as either a carbon or pvc layup, giving pricing options, without really compromising on performance.
What’s feels great is that it isn’t a crazy light board like some, which is nice when you’re handling choppier water.
Jimmy knows that keeping a bit more strength and weight is key to making a board that lasts and looks great. Add to that the fact that when going downwind a bit of weight helps hold the board on the water and gain momentum so it’s win win.
The package contains
- We provide a 1 year warranty on all new products, unless otherwise quoted.
- This is based on manufacturing defect and not on wear and tear, misuse or improper use of a product.
- All warranties are handled by us during the first year and direct to manufacturer thereafter.
The jimmy lewis rail Summary
Level of paddler: this board is perfect for intermediate to advanced paddlers wanting a performance board to ride in a mix of conditions and downwind paddling
Disciplines: downwind paddling is the focus, but as a general board, you will also find it is super fun if you want 14ft
Price /Quality ratio: these boards come to you in 2 constructions so you can benefit from a performance board at two differing price levels.
Locations: River – Sea – Lakes