The smallest of the Ride family is the 9’8”
Ride, a board designed for all-round usage for lighter riders.
You’ll get the best out of it if you’re
under 70kg/155lb, but that doesn’t exclude heavier riders. In fact, for
heavier riders, the 9’8” makes a great surf shape. Key to the Ride’s
versatility are its dimensions. It’s 787mm/31” wide and 100mm/3.93”
thick, which makes it a stable but manoeuvrable board. It’s a great
board for beginners, but because it’s been stiffened with our RSS
battens, it delivers a fantastic experience for more advanced riders,
too. The 9’8” Ride also has cargo tie-downs on the front for a dry bag.
MSL fusion composite and airtight coating,
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.
For 2017, RPC have added a special
screw thread to all of our boards that is compatible with RAM MOUNTS
products, the world leading accessory bracket manufacturer. Enabling you
to securely attach a range of accessories, from GPS devices and cameras
to fishing rods and cup holders.
All boards come as standard in our
innovative MSL Fusion technology.
31" / 787mm
3.93" / 100mm
95kgs / 210lbs
THE FUTURE IS FUSION
The most innovative inflatable SUPs in the
world – Red Paddle Co’s high-performance inflatable SUPs are full of
innovation – their mantra is to design and manufacture high-quality
boards with zero compromise. This year, we’re introducing MSL fusion
technology, which stands for Monocoque Structural Laminate. This
involves an industrial process that fuses the second layer of
hard-wearing polymer to the dropstitch core at raw material stage. MSL
reduces hand-gluing errors and the amount of glue we use, which saves
2kg in weight. It also delivers greater stiffness at lower pressures –
we recommend inflating our boards to 18-20psi for ultimate performance.
Add MSL to our TecAir manufacturing process that makes our boards
stiffer, more durable, and better-performing, and our patented RSS
stiffening system (see page right), and you have inflatable boards that
deliver the world’s most authentic stand-up paddleboard experience.
INCREDIBLY STIFF. BY DESIGN.
By looking at how and where a board flexes
we 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.
LESS PUMPING, MORE PADDLING.
The Dual Cylinder system of the Titan pump
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!
THE BEST DESIGN. FOR THE BEST PERFORMANCE.
Tec Air is not a product, it’s a process. We
looked at how we built boards, and by focusing in on the key areas of
the production process, we have been able to refine each process to make
the very best boards. All Red Paddle Co boards are built using our Tec
Air specification to ensure the best possible build quality. Our
strength comes from the inside.
The 9’8″ Ride is 100mm thick. This Thickness
is perfect for smaller riders looking for all round performance or
heavier riders looking to head out into the surf. The thinner rails make
for better control on the wave face and while paddling out, and keep the
riders centre of effort lower to offer a more stable platform. Combined
with the RSS system we are able to offer the stiffest boards in class
with the best performance
We have tested every system currently
available and even developed fin systems of our own to find the best
solution. Nothing comes close to our tried and tested iFin system on our
allround boards. No tools, replacements or spares are needed for the
GET CARRIED AWAY. EFFORTLESSLY.
After covering over 100,000 miles with our
boards we had a really good idea of what was needed from the ultimate
bag.Our all new bag has the most significant developments yet seen with
inflatable board bags. It has integrated wheels that make travelling
through airports a pleasure.The hidden back pack system can be stowed
when not in use and is super comfy when you need to put the board on
your back.The front loading system makes packing and unpacking super
simple.The internal straps make sure the board stays put while in
transit.This bag truly is the ultimate solution for travel and storage.