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Stronger, lighter, stiffer – the new range of Red Paddle Co boards is the best we’ve ever made.

 

The most innovative inflatable SUPs in the world

Red Paddle Co’s high-performance inflatable SUPs are full of innovation – our mantra is to design and manufacture high-quality boards with zero compromise. This year, we’re introducing MSL fusion technology, which stands for Monocoque Structural Laminate. This involves an industrial process that fuses the second layer of hard-wearing polymer to the drop-stitch core at raw material stage.

 

MSL reduces hand-gluing errors and the amount of glue we use, which saves 2kg in weight. It also delivers greater stiffness at lower pressures – we recommend inflating our boards to 18-20psi for ultimate performance. Add MSL to our TecAir manufacturing process that makes our boards stiffer, more durable, and better-performing, and our patented RSS stiffening system and you have inflatable boards that deliver the world’s most authentic stand-up paddleboard experience.

 

Rocker Stiffening System

We’re really proud of the Rocker Stiffening System, or RSS. It’s unique to Red Paddle Co – we designed and patented it to make some of our bigger, expert boards even stiffer to deliver greater performance. It works by slotting two stiffening battens into pockets that are individually laminated onto the side of the board.

 

We’ve proved this makes the board up to 40 per cent stiffer. RSS also features on our 100mm / 3.93” boards (excluding 9’4”) to bring them up to the same stiffness as our 120mm/4.72” boards, while maintaining the same maneuverability.

MSL fusion composite and airtight coating

New for 2016, MSL involves fusing a second layer of hard-wearing polymer to the drop-stitch core at the raw material stage, removing hand gluing errors. The high-tech industrial process also saves almost 2kg in weight and makes the boards stiffer at lower pressures.

SUPER reinforced dropstitch

The secret behind the stiffness of our boards is the drop-stitch system. It provides a high-tensile, rigid core that can withstand pressure beyond 20psi.

Deckpad

Standup paddleboards have foam pads glued to the deck. Ours are machine pressed at 170psi to ensure a perfect bond.

Second layer rail tape

The final layer is the rail tape, which creates the seal on the quadruple layer rail. These are also coloured according to which Red Paddle Co family they belong to.

Thermosealed crocodile deckpad

The grippy ‘crocodile’ finish to our deckpads helps you grip them with your feet. This means you can generate traction and control your board more easily. The colour is locked in. Premium-grade inflation valve Because it’s the only place air can get in or out of your board, the valve has to be manufactured to exacting standards. Our valves are super strong and create an air- and water-tight seal.

Heat seam

Our high-pressure laminated, heat-pressed seam creates an airtight, waterproof seal that can withstand anything you can throw at it.