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red paddle co isup rss battensThe innovative Rocker Stiffening System or RSS by Red Paddle Co has just won the award for “Coolest Gear of the Show” at the world renowned Paddle Expo in Nuremberg, Europe’s larger paddle sports show. From the Red Paddle Co press release:

They specifically recognised our patented Rocker Stiffening System as being a leading example of innovative design in inflatable SUP technology. 

The RSS battens are unique to select Red Paddle Co inflatable stand up paddle boards and are designed to increase the board’s stiffness 30-50%.

We have extensively tested the “stiffness increasing” claims with our own experiments. We tested the 10′ Surfer with and without RSS battens at varying pressures to see how much they improved the boards excellent rigidity. Remember, Red Paddle Co is an industry leader for high pressure inflatable SUPs which are already some of the highest performing boards on the market, the patented and exclusive to Red Paddle Co RSS battens only add to that high level. Boards which feature the RSS battens include the 9’6″ All Water, the 10′ Surfer and the 12’6″ Race among others.

Currently all Red Paddle Co boards are on sale! Not sure which inflatable SUP to buy? Read our inflatable stand up buyer’s guide here.

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About the author: Julian Kidd
I have been an avid stand up paddle boarder since 2009. I retired from professional kiteboarding to focus on SUP. Green Water Sports grew from this love of all things SUP. As well as being a keen paddle boarder, I'm a hockey fan, football fan, closet petrol head, web tinkerer, husband and father.

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