If you’re getting serious about the 12’6”
racing class, you’ll need a super-fast board that’s been developed to
compete against the best – and win. That board is the Red Paddle Co
12’6” Elite, the fastest board in its class.
The secret behind its speed is in the
details. It utilises RPC's patented RSS system, which stiffens the board
so there’s no flex, a common flaw in inflatable race boards. It’s also
5.90”/150mm thick, which raises the board out of the water, reducing
drag, and it has double nose runner fins that keep the board tracking
straight without causing drag. Plus it has a US Fin Box system so you
can adjust your fin to suit your style. It’s already taken hard board
racers by surprise – who knew you could compete on an inflatable?
Extra rigidity to triumph in extreme
circumstances. Forward Flex Control or FFC is a patented innovation by
Red Paddle Co that stiffens the front section of the board to remove the
flex created in sprinting phases of a race. It also increases board
speed to give you the competitive edge. The system is made up of a
carbon compression strut that works in combination with RSS to deliver a
more rigid ride. It is attached during the inflation period.
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.
26" / 660mm
5.9" / 150mm
up to 110kgs / 240lbs
Red Paddle Co Backpack
US Fin box system
Free water resistant phone case
Forward Flex Control (FFC) Carbon Rod
THE FUTURE IS FUSION
The most innovative inflatable SUPs in the
world – Red Paddle Co’s high-performance inflatable SUPs are full of
innovation – our mantra is to design and manufacture high-quality boards
with zero compromise. This year, they’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 used, which saves 2kg
in weight. It also delivers greater stiffness at lower pressures – we
recommend inflating the boards to 18-20psi for ultimate performance. Add
MSL to their TecAir manufacturing process that makes our boards stiffer,
more durable, and better-performing, and our patented RSS stiffening
system, 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
RPC 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 battens 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 12’6″ Elite is 150mm thick. This
Thickness is perfect for flat water paddling. It gives great stiffness
and means the board floats high to reduce drag in racing conditions. Add
the RSS system to the Race board and you have the stiffest board.
TUNE-ABILITY. YOUR CHOICE.
The 12’6″ Elite utilises a low profile US
box fin system. This allows you to put in your favourite flat water fin.
The board is supplied with a fin designed to work for straight line
control. The 12’6″ Race also has a nose runner fin that keeps the board
tracking straight while not increasing drag whilst also having a water
displacement runner on the deck to help pierce through chop.
GET CARRIED AWAY. EFFORTLESSLY.
After covering over 100,000 miles with their
boards RPC had a really good idea of what was needed from the ultimate
bag. The 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.