2020 Naish Inflatable 11’6″ x 34″ Nalu
Double stringers add key reinforcement in the standing area, while the six-inch thickness further enhances stability for paddling performance that feels similar to a composite. Its light weight and shaping makes it fun to manoeuvre whether you are cruising around or walking up the nose on small waves. The nose has plenty of room for the kids to climb aboard, or take extra cargo with you using the bungee cord equipped cargo area.
X-Weave Drop Stitch
This year, the Naish single layer inflatable paddle boards use a new “X-Weave” drop stitch material. The drop stitch is positioned in an X-pattern, which evenly distributes tension throughout the board and pressure on the skin of the board. This provides the best stiffness-to-weight ratio possible.
The single layer boards are now built with double stringers to increase overall performance. These not only enhance board stiffness, control twist, they also add structural reinforcement under the stance area to reduce buckling (under weight/pressure) and any water resistance resulting from bumps formed along the board bottom.
Double Layer Rails
Naish inflatables are now built with a wide, double PVC layer on the rail. This provides great durability, increased longevity and enhanced stiffness.
US Fin Box
The 2020 inflatable Naish Nalus are now equipped with US fin boxes and enables the use of a stiffer fin. This also grants you the option to customize your fin. All fins are equipped with a tool-less butterfly screw.
High Pressure Rated
The Naish boards are constructed in an all new manufacturing facility with superior glues, materials and quality control. This allows their boards to be inflated to a higher PSI (21), for unbelievable stiffness that performs more like a composite board. Adhering to the highest quality control standards in the industry, every single inflatable board is built to last.
Stiffness matters – Here how is works
Assuming that the pressure applied is high enough—when a board bends, it acts similarly to an I-Beam, in which the top skin compresses, while the bottom skin does the opposite (extends).
A stiffer board moves more efficiently, when you paddle, as more of the energy you spend propels you forward rather than bending the board. This is why we use fusion material and carbon stringers on our high-end boards: to achieve the stiffest top and bottom skin possible in compression and extension.
This year, all Naish boards are rated with a stiffness value; the higher the number, the stiffer the board. For reference, the new Maliko Inflatable 14’0″ x 25″ (constructed with Fusion drop stitch and double carbon stringers) has a stiffness rating of 9.5. Compared to last year’s Maliko 14’0″ x 26″ inflatable, which had a 4.73 rating. The new model is much stiffer.
Stiffness rating: 5.5
- High pressure rated (21 PSI) X-Weave drop stitch = Stiff + durable
- Double Stringer = Added stiffness + efficient waterflow for “faster” paddling (propulsion)
- Double layer rails = Great durability + longevity + added stiffness
- Deck Handle = Easy to get in & out of the water in any situation
- US fin box = More fin options + tool-less fin installation
- Forward cargo area with bungee cord
- Double action pump
- Wheeled back pack
- Length: 11’6″
- Width: 34″
- Thickness: 6″
- Weight: 22 lbs
- Volume: 314 liters
- Max payload: 265 lbs
- Inflates to 21 PSI