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Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle board construction features

Red Paddle co inflatable stand up paddle boards are the industry leaders in stiffness, durability, performance and handling. The video below gives us some insight into all the features of the TEC air construction process, the RSS battens and other unique to Red Paddle Co features of their inflatable paddle boards.

All Red Paddle Co boards are actually 2 boards in one. They build a complete board and then laminate an outer/second layer on top to create an almost indestructible board. They then attach the deck pad and fins to this outer layer. The rail can be the weakest point on an inflatable board, it is where all layers meet and it’s where air pressure loading is at it’s highest. So, Red Paddle Co inflatable boards have 4 layers of taping on the rails making them the strongest boards on the market. Most other boards are just 1 layer thick, Red boards have 4 layer rails which almost completely removes the risk of puncture or material failure, allowing you to use the board with total confidence. You could completely remove the outer rail tapes and the board would be useable. Other boards would deflate immediately if you removed or made a rip in the rail tapes!

Red Paddle Co builds rocker into their boards using a Progressive Pressure Laminating Process. They lay the board on a specially built surface and as the top layer is laminated on to the board they push high pressure rollers over the board which fixes the rocker. The board is then left to set allowing them to create a progressive rocker profile that is ideally matched to the boards shape and the inflatable construction. All other boards on the market have up turned noses and tail which are not functional or effective in promoting glide, control and authentic feel.

Red rockers are built to allow the board to perform. This is why you will find boards like the 14’0” Elite out perform all other inflatable boards of the same size and are faster and more efficient than many hard boards.

See all the Red Paddle Co inflatable stand up paddle boards we have in stock here.

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About the author: Julian Kidd
I have been an avid stand up paddle boarder since 2009. I retired from a decade of 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 football fan, closet petrol head, web tinkerer, husband and father.