Red Paddle Co. – inflatable iSUPs
RED Paddle Co. has been making inflatable SUP boards since 2008 and that’s all they make. This focus allows them to look at the world of inflatable boards from a unique perspective and it allows you to own a product that is designed to give you the absolute best experience possible.
RED believes that owning an inflatable board should not mean you have to compromise on performance, looks or quality. They believe that the experience you get when you use one of our boards is that of an authentic SUP experience and not a low quality substitute to the real thing. Inflatable SUP boards offer the ultimate in convenience but this should not be at the expense of performance. RED has always thought of the design of their boards as so much more than just how they look. It’s the whole experience. Owning an inflatable board is about storage, transportation, ease of inflation, as well as on-water performance. To design a board is only part of the process. Owning a Red Paddle Co inflatable board is about the whole package, the real deal and not some compromising experience that leaves you wanting more.
A few of things that set RED boards apart from all other inflatable brands:
Incredibly stiff by design
By looking at how and where a board flexes they have developed and patented the Rocker Stiffening System (RSS) to increase rigidity. It works by inserting stiffening battens along the rails of the board. The battens then work against the downward force of the rider to produce a stiffer board by preventing flex – similar to how a stringer works on a hard board. The stiffening strips are removable for easy board rolling and can be stored in the carry bag for transportation to and from the water.
Durable and indestructible
“Normal” boards made from epoxy or polyester are damaged very easily. If you hit for exaple a jetty, the board will crack. Water penetrates and makes the board heavier. Inflatable boards can be dropped or driven against a rock. Nothing will happen All RED allround boards are equipped with indestructible iFins. These can not break off and are absolutely indestructible.
MSL - stiffer, lighter, immaculate
MSL fusion composite and airtight coating New for 2016, MSL involves fusing a second layer of hard-wearing polymer to the dropstitch 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.
Titan Pump – Less Pumping, More Paddling!
We prefer spending our time paddling rather than pumping. RED has developed the Titan Pump.
The Dual Cylinder system combined with the Hi Flo handle means you are in complete control of the time and energy required to inflate your board. It puts the volume into your board faster and reduces the effort required to reach a higher pressure. A revolution in pumping technology! A fantastic upgrade for any inflatable board, it allows you to pump your Red Paddle Co board to 1,4 bar (20psi) in the fastest time using less energy!
Available on selected models from early 2015 or in our shop.
The new bag has the most significant developments yet seen with inflatable board bags.
1. Address label window just in case your board goes walkies, a useful way to ensure you’re reunited;
2. Double stitched seams super strong bonded nylon sail-making thread and double stitched seams;
3. Strap stash when you don’t need to carry the bag on your back, you can store your straps away through an easy to use velcro system;
4. Backpack system the pack has an ingenious carry system with padded shoulder and waist straps;
5. Integrated wheels A top handle and a set of wheels, so you can simply cruise along;
6. Paddle Storage fitted with a neat system to keep your 3 piece paddle in place when transporting your kit;
7. Internal loading strap stops your board from moving around when being carried; and finally an
8. Internal pocket where you can keep any small items stored.
Making a board thicker will automatically make it stiffer but it will also affect the performance of the board. If a board is too thick it’s maneuverability and stability in the surf and on moving water will be compromised. RED has worked with material manufacturers to produce our drop stitch material to exact thicknesses to allow them to make the stiffest boards while still maintaining the highest level of performance and allow the board to match the feel and performance of there hard board cousins. They have tried and tested various thicknesses on different lengths of board and tried these with their designed usage until we have come up with a range that is thick for purpose!
RED Paddle Co. has tested every system currently available and even developed fin systems of their own to find the best solution. Nothing comes close to their tried and tested iFin system on their allround boards. Zero warranty requests since they started using the system mean that we remain confident that it is the best option. No tools, replacements or spares are needed for the iFin system – it won’t fail..
3-piece vario paddle
3-PIECE Practical and perfect for traveling, with no compromise on performance. They split into three parts so they easily fit into the back pack, meaning you can go anywhere and do anything! Fully adjustable to suit any adult reader height through the LeverLock system means adjustments can be made in an instant.
It is a really good paddle for traveling and storage. The 3-piece vario paddles come in carbon, glass and alloy material.