WBM's Surf Expo Booth View: JStar

2010 Overview: Our first impression upon walking into the JStar booth was that they've really gone above and beyond with their wakeboard graphics this year. Jeff Weatherall's pro model Brigade wakeboard leads the way in the looks department with a heat-activated graphic. Take it out in the sun and let the wakeboard reach 80 degrees, and it's finger-paint-style graphic comes shining through. JStar is also launching an Artist wakeboard series in 2010, which will feature artwork from up-and-coming underground artists. Each wakeboard in the series will include an actual piece of canvas hand-painted by the featured artist. Keith Lidberg's new pro model Lidberg wakeboard is another graphic standout. The 2007 Railmaster's wakeboard has also been upgraded with JStar's new Bullet Reinforcement, which strengthens the wakeboard's fins and rails. The result is a strong board (Lidberg broke just one this year) made even stronger.