2022 Naish Inflatable 14’0″ x 25″ Maliko Fusion Carbon
The key element in this board is stiffness. Naish’s construction allows for a high inflation pressure of up to 21 PSI. This, along with the wide carbon stringers (along both top & bottom decks) make the Maliko inflatables the some of the stiffest inflatable paddle boards yet. Furthermore, the construction eliminates the need for added parts or strings, distributing stiffness along the entire board. These wide carbon stringers run directly along the center of the board to minimize any excessive bending or unnecessary rocker caused by rider weight. The result is reduced water resistance and superior speed.
Fusion Drop stitch
All high-end Naish boards are built using the industry’s highest standard Fusion material. It is created by fusing a layer of solid polymer to the drop stitch material as it is being made. This allows for a stiffer, more durable material that saves about 2 kg per board while ensuring they are as rigid as possible.
Wide Carbon Stringers
The Naish Maliko inflatable race boards feature a wide carbon stringer, on the top and bottom, which enhance performance. They are built using the same carbon fibre that you would find in a regular composite board with one key difference. Instead of being infused with resin, they are infused with polyurethane that can then be glued to the board. The carbon construction ensures the top skin has minimal compression or elongation resulting in the most rigid inflatable boards around.
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.
Strategically placed material along the tail of the board creates a clean water release, reducing the wasted energy resulting from surface tension created at the tail of the board. This makes the most of the energy you produce, moving you forward faster.
US Fin Box
The 2022 inflatable Naish Malikos are equipped with US fin boxes and come with a race fin, butterfly screw and Phillips head screw (for lower drag) to give you unlimited options to customize your fin design depending on conditions.
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.
While stringers are mainly added to the tops and bottoms of boards to improve stiffness, they also help controlling the twist of the board. This is achieved by reducing the elongation and compression of the top and bottom skins of the board.
- High pressure rated (21 PSI) Fusion drop stitch = Stiff + durable + light
- Wide carbon stringer = Unmatched stiffness + smooth bottom skin for better water flow
- Hydroslick edges = Increases paddling efficiency by reducing wasted energy from surface tension on the tail
- Double layer rails = Great durability + longevity + added stiffness
- Multiple carry handles = For efficient race starts & finishes
- US fin box = More fin options + tool-less fin installation
- Accessory Mount = Attached your GPS or action camera
- Diamond Diecut EVA Pad with Micro Dot embossing
- Bungee cord with 4 d-rings
- Double action pump
- Wheeled back pack
- Length: 14’0″
- Width: 25″
- Thickness: 6″
- Weight: 27 lbs
- Volume: 330 liters
- Max payload: 220 lbs
- Inflates to 21 PSI