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2018 Red Paddle Co Elite 12' 6" RSS Inflatable SUP Paddle Board


$1,599.00

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Updated graphics for 2018 and now available in two widths! A super-fast stand up paddle board, developed to compete against the best - and win! Features the FFC nose-stiffening system.

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Faster than you ever thought an inflatable board could be. The new 2018 Red Paddle Elite 12' 6" with the revolutionary RSS Rocker Stiffening System, FFC Forward Flex Control and a super-thick 150mm material construction - the next stage in evolution from Red Paddle Co!

Introduced in mid-2013 as a limited edition model, the Red Paddle Elite 12'6 RSS was an instant success, selling out immediately and leading the way to becoming a classic. Since then, a series of interlinking construction and design techniques have propelled the Elite into a competitive racing board, attaining maximum rigidity and superior performance.

With a thicker, more-buoyant 150mm material, the board becomes 50% stiffer than a 100mm board at the same pressure. This thickness is also perfect for non-surfing, flat water paddling as the board floats high to reduce drag in racing conditions.

All Red Paddle Co models are now constructed using Monocoque Structural Laminate (MSL) fusion technology. This innovative new process involves fusing a second layer of polymer to the drop-stitch material in the raw material stage. The end result is a higher-quality, high-pressure material utilizing less glue; this reduces the weight of each board up to 20% while increasing the tension and making the boards slightly more rigid. For 2018, the material has again been improved, making the injected, reinforced second layer thicker with increased bond strength.

The Rocker Stiffening System (RSS) was designed to increase rigidity - it works by inserting stiffening strips (battens) along the rails of the board. This works against the downward force of the rider, producing a stiffer board. The battens are removable for easy board rolling, and can be stored in the carry bag. While some inflatable boards flex uncontrollably in the water, Red Paddle's 18-20 PSI super-stiff, double layer construction holds firm and allows you to travel with confidence.

The revolutionary Forward Flex Control (FFC) stiffening rod, a patented system designed to give Red Paddle’s Elite race boards even more rigidity, ensuring a competitive edge.

The new FFC system is part of Red Paddle’s racing development program. With the RSS and FFC systems, nose flex is removed, ensuring an incredibly rigid ride while retaining the portability and storage advantages of an inflatable. By removing nose flex on the board, the Elites become some of the fastest inflatables on the water.

The additional FFC rod works in conjunction with the RSS system. Before fully inflating the board and inserting the RSS battens, the FFC rod is clipped to a mounting lever near the top of the deck pad and put under compression, stiffening the board from midpoint to nose.

Now available in two widths of 26 or 28 inches, this fast stand-up paddle board is not for the faint-hearted or inexperienced; the 26" width makes this an ultimate board for experienced racers up to 200lbs looking for the best performance. The slightly wider 28 inch board is better suited to less experienced riders, or those larger riders up to 265 lbs.

The Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP experience is not just the board! Each Elite comes with the Classic front-loading, wheeled carrybag/backpack - perfect for travel. And the Titan pump has been redesigned internally to improve pump performance and efficiency.

Features include:

  • Removable fin system utilizing a low-profile US Fin Box. Comes with a glass racing fin designed for straight-line control.
  • Integrated single nose fin to aid tracking.
  • PVC board material with high-grade, double-thread internal drop stitching
  • Double layer construction featuring a "board within a board". This adds massive strength, stiffness, consistent shape and durability.
  • Side rails with four layers of taping - maintains the boards shape, stiffness and air tight qualities.
  • Special "air block" membrane eliminates air leakage
  • Rear D-ring for leash
  • Super traction, non-slip deck pad placed in essential areas only, to save weight.
  • Four comfortable handles - two central side handles and two nose side handles.
  • Thicker 150mm material (50% stiffer)!
  • Featuring the RSS System side batten stiffening system
  • Utilizes the FCC Forward Flex Control rod.
  • Board size printed on tail and nose for easy identification.
  • Built using Red Tec Air specification, with new valves, improved seals, cap and stronger threads.


New features for 2018:

  • Updated graphics and color scheme.
  • Further advances in Red Paddle's innovative new Monocoque Structural Laminate (MSL) fusion technology making the injected, reinforced second layer thicker with increased bond strength.
  • Embroidered logos on the carrying handles, making them softer to touch..
  • Updated seals and handles on the Titan dual cylinder hand pump.
  • Now available in 26 or 28 inch width
  • Each board now includes an extra fin pin/screw in the repair kit.


Specifications:

  • Length:  12’ 6”
  • Width:   26” or 28"
  • Thickness: 150mm, 5.9 inches
  • Volume: 330 to 340 liters
  • Weight: 19 to 20 lbs board only
  • Max payload: 26" width - 240 lbs/110 kgs or 28" width - 265 lbs/120 kgs


The Red Paddle Elite 12'6 comes complete with the Classic roller backpack, repair kit, instructions, RSS battens, racing fin, FFC stiffening rod, cell phone case and special Red Paddle Co Titan hand pump with pressure gauge, which makes large volume inflation to 18-20 psi easier, leaving you more time to paddle. Once you try a Red, you'll love it - the proof is in the paddling.

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