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Red Paddle Co Ride 9' 8" RSS Inflatable SUP Paddle Board


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Updated graphics and color at a lower price! A high-pressure inflatable SUP designed for all types of water, with updated features and graphics - great for lighter riders!

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The new Red Paddle Co. 9'8" Ride is a great all-around board for riders up to 180 lbs./80 kgs, or a good surfing board for those up to 210 lbs/95kg. With a slightly narrower 31-inch beam, the Ride 9-8 is built from 100mm material, creating a responsive board that is 3.93 inches thick, but fitted with the Rocker Stiffening System (RSS) for increased rigidity.

Designed to work in all conditions,the Red Paddle Co 9'8 Ride has similar lines as the 10’6” Ride. It's great for paddling up creeks or for catching a swell off the sandbar. On the river, the wide nose adds stability and control, riding down whitewater exceptionally well. The Ride 9-8’s tail gives great stability in the surf and on moving water, while the tail pad aids control in the turn.

The Rocker Stiffening System (RSS) was designed to increase rigidity - it works by inserting stiffening strips (rockets) along the rails of the board. This works against the downward force of the rider, producing a stiffer board. The rockets 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.

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. The material has again been improved, making the injected, reinforced second layer thicker with increased bond strength.

Integrated threads on the nose allow the attachment of optional RAM or Railblaza mounts, allowing the paddler to add numerous accessories such as camera attachments, GPS, phone and fishing rod holders.

Precise fin placement and rocker lines also turn Red Paddle Co. boards from being ordinary into something that you want to ride again and again.

The Red Paddle Co experience is not just the board! The Ride 9-8 comes with the Titan dual-barrel pump and All-Terrain roller backpack. The new Titan pump has been redesigned internally to improve pump performance and efficiency, while the front-loading, wheeled carrybag/backpack now sports a more comfortable lumbar support and updated Sherpa system.

The Red Paddle Co Ride 9'8 was designed to be a board that can perform well on any type of water, anywhere you want to take it. The Red Paddle Co 9'8 Ride is the perfect traveling companion - a fabulous fun all-rounder.

Features include:

  • Three tracking fins for the best mix of directional stability and control
  • 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
  • New super traction, non-slip EVA deck pad.
  • Low profile handle so no risk of injury
  • Central carry handle, more comfortable than before.
  • Front cargo attachments for carrying gear.
  • Central logo stiffening strip.
  • Featuring the RSS System fiberglass side battens.
  • Board size printed on hull for easy identification.
  • Built using Red Tec Air specification, with new valves, improved seals, cap and stronger threads.
  • 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.
  • A third set of d-rings with expanded bungee deck lacing providing a larger surface for attaching gear.
  • Embroidered logos on the carrying handles, making them softer to touch.
  • Upgraded deck pads
  • The updated All-Terrain Rugged backpack with increased back padding and improved Sherpa System.
  • Updated seals and handles on the Titan dual cylinder hand pump.
  • Expanded list of attachable third-party accessories utilizing the integrated nose mount, from Railblaza.



  • Length:  9’8”
  • Width:   31”
  • Thickness: 100mm, 3.93 inches
  • Volume 193 liters
  • Weight: 19 lbs board only
  • Bag size: 37 x 16 x 11 inches
  • Max payload: 80 kgs/180 lbs all-around; up to 95 kg /210 lbs Surfing


The Red Paddle Ride Nine Eight comes complete with the All-Terrain roller backpack, repair kit, cinch strap, RSS battens, cell phone case, instructions and special Red Paddle Co Titan hand pump with pressure gauge, which makes inflation to 18-20 psi really easy, 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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There are 1 review(s) for this product

  • LOVE this board!

    by Alex M – 20th Aug 2018

    I recently bought this board after much research and deliberation. I currently have a 10'6" epoxy which is great for flat-water cruising but a bit too big for local surfing (SoCal dumpy beach breaks). I really wanted a board I could bring with me as I travel frequently overseas and the quality of Red finally won me over.

    What I LOVE:
    - The look and feel of the board. The RSS system allows for thinner rails which makes surfing possible. Still can’t do true top-to-bottoms or cutbacks as on a hardboard but this is the closest currently possible
    - The pump is great and makes short work of getting the board up to 25 psi
    - The bag is the best on the market hands-down
    - The quality. This is a premium board and the top-notch quality is evident throughout

    What I would change:
    - I wish the fin system could be modified. Even the ability to just change the center fin would be a huge plus. Ideally they would come up with a system with a center fin box and the option for either a 4 + 1 or 2 + 1 using FCS or futures
    - At top speed paddling for a wave, it tends to lose it’s tracking. Again, a modifiable fin-configuration system could help
    - A bit more rocker in the nose would help with late drops. Not critical for a good point-break, but in sloppy dumpy beach break it would definitely help

    All-in-all, I am beyond stoked with this board and am certain it will last for many years. I was also very glad to find airkayaks.com. Their customer service and pricing was outstanding and I will definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a good board.

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