Red Paddle Co 12'6" Explorer MSL 2017 Inflatable SUP Paddleboard
Paddling is all about exploring and getting close to nature, and there’s no better family of boards for that than the Explorer range.
Its increased thickness and capacity make it super-stiff and stable, so it’s perfect for taller, larger paddlers and for longer outings and a range of conditions. We like to think of it as a ‘destination paddleboard’. The extra length means it can easily handle a kid on the front while you paddle, or if you’re going it alone, you can use the cargo tie-downs to take camping gear with you.
Underneath, it has a removable fin, a nose runner fin to aid tracking in side winds, and two rear runner fins to cancel out ‘tail drift’ when the board is loaded with gear.
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, we’ve 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.
||up to 150kgs/330lbs
At Red Paddle Co we like to think we offer more than just a authentic paddle board experience, with the 10’8″ Ride you also get:
- Red Paddle Co Backpack
- Titan Pump
- Repair Kit
- Free water resistant phone case
- Free Alloy Red Paddle paddle (other options available at additional cost)
- Free Red Paddle Co Leash
- Free Shipping
- FREE Schrader valve
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, 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 11’0″ Sport is 120mm/4.72″ thick. This Thickness is perfect for providing a super stable platform and keeping your feet dry without being affected by wind. The extra thickness also provides great stiffness but is still easy to pump up. Combined with the RSS system we are able to offer the stiffest boards in class with the best performance.
TUNE-ABILITY. YOUR CHOICE.
The 11’0″ Sport 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 all round paddling.
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.
Red Paddle Alloy Paddle (comes with package)
Our entry-level paddle, but no less technical for it. Its shaft is coated in soft-grip EVA, and it has an ergonomic t-grip handle design and a streamlined nylon blade for low-impact paddling. Alloy and 3-piece options available to enable you to get all the family on the water and store / travel with ease.
X-Paddle Life 3 Piece 40% Carbon Paddle (+£40)
Stiffer than an alloy paddle, the 40% Carbon Life paddle gives a light and crisp overall feel, delivering lovely all round and very comfortable performance - 7.8" allround paddle supplied which has a ABS edged blade.
Red Paddle Co Convertible Paddle (+£50)
Carbon Convertible paddle, lightweight and super durable. For the big kids it is an awesome adjustable 3 piece paddle with carbon shaft and Nylon blade which offers a great catch and feels solid in the water. Then if your kids want to jump on board, just remove the middle section and all of a sudden it is now a two piece adjustable paddle perfect for juniors to use.
X-Paddle Cruise 3 piece 70% Carbon Paddle (+£70)
Our 70% Carbon paddle is a fast return shaft - this performance profile is designed to suit all riders from beginner to experienced and pretty much all weights, but especially from 50 to 100kg, whom we believe will all love the way these shaft and blade combinations deliver great performance with considerable comfort, even over very long distances - 7.8" allround paddle supplied which has a ABS edged blade.
X-Paddle Glide All Carbon Paddle (+£99)
Our 70% Carbon paddle is a ‘fast return’ shaft, which also features on the ‘Cruise Series’ is even more responsive when matched to the Glide’s Carbon Blade - this step up in performance and is aimed at most benefitting the heavier (70kg>) or more experienced rider, but beginners also revel in all that these shaft and blade combinations deliver since they are so beautifully balanced and we have tested them in a school environment with riders as light as 40kg with great success - 7.8" allround paddle supplied which has a ABS edged blade.
Red Paddle Co Carbon Paddle (+£150)
The Carbon gives you many of the benefits of a full carbon paddle without the price tag of an elite paddle. It has a balanced mix of carbon and glass fibre, making it light and responsive.
New to our range for 2017 is LeverLock – the easiest way to securely alter and fix the length of your paddle’s shaft. LeverLock’s patented technology allows you to make adjustments on the fly with one hand – maximum flexibility, minimum fuss