The 2023 iteration of the NSP Ninja Pro Carbon was just released by NSP. Immediate stand-out changes are the additional two 12’6” Junior versions of the existing Ninja, along with some refinements to the existing Ninja line-up.
Our interview with Alain Teurquetil and Titouan Puyo on the New NSP Ninja!
Let’s have a look at the size chart!
2023 NSP Ninja Design:
Optimized 12’6” shapes for lightweight athletes
Recessed deck on all 14” boards for a low center of gravity, adding stability
Increased stability through the recessed deck/lower center of gravity
Reduced outside walls at the tail to create a flatter area and be more usable and stable during buoy turns
Accelerated Vacuum System (AVS) for quick water drainage on all dugouts
Full-length nose, maximizing the waterline and allowing higher consistent speed
A word on versatility
NSP tells us the original Ninja started out as a pure-bred flat-water racer but evolved into a versatile racer that will hold up in mild sea conditions.
Over the 2022 season, Team NSP won numerous canal- and on-shore races on the Ninja, but the standout win of Titouan Puyo at The Ardèche Marathon, which earned him the 2022 Euro Tour victory, was on another level. The Ardeche Marathon being a downstream river event, with mandatory helmets and white-water rapids, Titouan’s win says a lot about the versatility of the Ninja shape outside flat water.
All Ninjas come with the in-house designed 22 Race fins by NSP, except the widest 24” version, which features the 24” fin. The 2023 is also supplied with three neoprene handles for All Ninja also come with three handles, two short ones and one longer one.
If you are in the market for a high-performance full-carbon flat-water racer, makes sure to contact your NSP dealer to talk about availability of the new 2023 Ninjas.
The 2023 NSP NINJA 14’0” Pro Carbon
A predominantly flat-water weapon that excels in chop and small bumps. The Ninja range is all about
efficiency, saving the energy riders need for longer runs, right up to the finish line.
Originally a flat-water racer designed to conquer disruptive chop, the Ninja evolved into a flat-water
board that will handle (mild) sea conditions. A recessed deck allows for a lower center of gravity,
while AVS (Accelerated Vacuum System) drainage pods quickly empty out your standing area. The
increased volume, along with the straightened outlines give the new Ninja glide, speed and
The evolution continues in 2023 with an improved, more flattened deck in the tail section for
confidence and control at hectic buoy turns.
The Ninja bottom and deck design allows widths of just 20“ for elite racers, and they are scaled to a
width of 21”, 22”, 23” and 24” as well.
Key Design Elements:
– Recessed deck for a low center of gravity, adding stability
– Increased stability through the recessed deck/lower center of gravity
– Reduced outside walls at the tail to create a flatter area and be more usable and stable
during buoy turns
– Accelerated Vacuum System (AVS) for quick water drainage
– Full length nose, maximizing the waterline and allowing higher consistent speed
The NSP Race 22 and 24 fins are high-performance designs. Expect excellent tracking, stability,
efficiency, speed and effortless acceleration. The 20“, 21” and 23” come out-of-the-box with the NSP
Race Fin 22, while the Ninja Pro Carbon 24” comes with the NSP Race Fin 24.
NINJA 12’6” Junior Pro Model
With the rapid growth of the Junior Racing Class in SUP, NSP’s racing team commissioned a shape
to compete in this new class with. Starting with the proven DNA of the 14’ Ninja, the development
team focused on the core principles of speed and versatility, recreating a 12’6” version of the
original, allowing smaller and lighter riders to leverage this new shape to its full potential.
Two more sizes
The two 12’6” Junior Pro Models have the same rocker as the full-size version, but benefit from a
refined nose area and a flat deck, as opposed to the recessed deck of the full-size Ninjas. And
without dugout, the AVS is no longer necessary, creating a smoother surface that adds to the
efficiency of the Ninja.
Efficiency for lightweight riders
Like the full-size version, the 12’6” Junior Pro Model is predominantly a flat-water racer that excels in
chop and small bumps. Ninja shapes are about efficiency and conserving energy, allowing its riders
to paddle faster consistently, right up to the finish line. 30- to 50kg riders are going to set personal bests with these Junior Pro Models and they are perfect for markets with a strong club presence.
Key Design Elements:
– Low center of gravity for extra balance
– Wide tail for confident turns and control at the buoys
– Full-length and submerged nose for maximized efficiency and glide
The NSP Race 22 fin is a high-performance design. Expect excellent tracking, stability, efficiency,
speed and effortless acceleration.
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