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Closeout! 2017 Red Paddle Co Elite 12' 6" RSS Inflatable SUP Paddle Board

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Closeout sale on end of season 2017 models, only two left! A super-fast inflatable paddle board, developed to compete against the best - and win! Now with the new FFC nose stiffening system.

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Faster than you ever thought an inflatable paddle board could be. The new Red Paddle Elite 12'6" with the revolutionary RSS Rocker Stiffening System 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. This fast inflatable paddle board is not for the faint-hearted or inexperienced; the 26" width makes this an ultimate board for pure racers looking for the best performance, giving them the ability to rock up and race anywhere in the world with minimum fuss.

The Red Paddle Elite 12'6" utilizes a low profile US box fin system which comes supplied with a honeycomb fin designed for straight-line control - just the right amount of grip without adding drag. A single nose fin also helps tracking. New for 2017, an improved US fin box now fits 90% of US fins.

The new 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 paddle boards flex uncontrollably in the water, Red Paddle's 16-22 PSI super-stiff, double layer construction holds firm and allows you to travel with confidence.

New for 2017 is 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 deckpad and put under compression, stiffening the board from midpoint to nose.

The material thickness has been increased from standard 100mm to a whopping 150mm. The increased thickness is super-buoyant and 50% stiffer than a 100mm board at the same pressure, meaning a rider can obtain greater stiffness at lower pressure without affecting the ride and performance - or stiffer performance at higher 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 2017, the material has again been improved, making the injected, reinforced second layer thicker with increased bond strength.

Weight is also saved on the new Red Paddle Elite Twelve Six by placing deck grip in only the most essential areas, while the rocker line is designed to give a fast glide and ride.

The Red Paddle Co experience is not just the board! New for 2017, both Titan pump and roller backpack have been upgraded. The new Titan pump has been redesigned internally to improve pump performance and efficiency, while the front-loading, wheeled carrybag/backpack now sports a new foil liner to protect the board against extreme heat.

The Red Paddle Elite 12-6 maintains a competitive edge at race events, not just in the inflatable class but in the main board class as well. The Elite has been finishing in top racing positions, proving it can compete against full carbon race boards - no compromise racing performance.

Features include:

  • Removable fin system utilizing US Fin Box. Comes with glass fin designed for straight-line control.
  • Single nose fin.
  • 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. Four times thicker than many ISUPs!
  • Special "air block" membrane eliminates air leakage
  • Rear D-ring for leash
  • New super traction, non-slip EVA deck pad.
  • Four comfortable handles - two central side handles and two nose side handles.
  • Thicker 150mm material (50% stiffer)!
  • Central logo stiffening strip.
  • Featuring the RSS System.
  • 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.


What's New

  • Monocoque Structural Laminate (MSL) fusion technology, making the board more rigid and a few pounds lighter. Now with increased bond strength and thickness of the second layer. NEW!
  • Updated graphics and logo. NEW!
  • Improved US fin box now fits 90% of the US fins. NEW!
  • Revolutionary Forward Flex Control (FFC) stiffening rod. NEW!
  • Internal redesign on the Titan pump for improved performance and efficiency. Now with reinforced handle bars. NEW!
  • New foil liner added to the popular wheeled roller backpack for added protection against extreme heat. NEW!


  • Length:  12’ 6”
  • Width:   26”
  • Thickness: 150mm, 5.9 inches
  • Volume 300 liters
  • Weight: 19 lbs board only
  • Max payload: 240 lbs/110 kgs


The Red Paddle Elite 12'6 comes complete with a roller backpack, repair kit, instructions, RSS battens, honeycomb fin, FFC stiffening rod, cell phone case and special Red Paddle Co Titan hand pump with pressure gauge, which makes large volume inflation to 16-22 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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