Here at Boylo’s we are lucky enough to have worked with Red Paddle Co since we first started. It’s been great to see the brand and their products progressing through the years and the Red Paddle Co 2015 range looks set to raise the benchmark even higher! Being the only dedicated inflatable SUP brand means that the entire focus of all in the Red Paddle Co team is on improving the inflatable SUP products on offer. This doesn’t just mean making the best boards but also the best side products like the carry rucksack, the pumps and the accessories. All of the attention to detail put into the design of every Red Paddle Co product makes your SUP experience as enjoyable and practical as possible. This year Red Paddle Co have focused on 3 key aspects for the equipment; Stiffness, Inflation (speed and pressure) and transportation.
The release date for the brand new Red Paddle Co 2015 boards isn’t until the 1st of November but we have an exclusive sneak peak at the range and things are looking good! Below are just a couple of the changes and new products featuring in the Red Paddle Co 2015 board line!
What’s your ride?
For 2015 the 9’6 Allwater, 10’0 Surfer and 10’8 Mega have been tweaked and transformed into the 9’8 Ride and the 10’8 Ride. The trio of ride sizes are designed to meet the 90% of paddle boarders looking for their perfect all round, do-it-all SUP. The 9’8 Ride features the same patented RSS rocker stiffening system as seen on the 10’0 surfer from last year but it has lost a full 4 inches of nose length reducing the swing weight and the thickness on the new board has been brought down to 3.93″ to maintain performance and maneuverability in the surf.
The 10’6 Rides winning formula remains unchanged apart from the redesigned valve seen on all of the boards with improved efficiency and the revised leash placement allowing for a larger deckpad and better foot positioning.
The 10’8 Ride is available as a windsurf option in another Red Paddle Co first. The entry level, stable 10’8 is the perfect platform for relaxed and enjoyable windsurfing! It’s great to see a board focused purely on the enjoyment of windsurfing rather than it’s performance! Cargo nets for your wet/dry bags are standard on all of this years boards too! (Excluding the surfstar and elites.)
Want something sporty?
Brand new for 2015 is the Red Paddle Co 11’0 Sport! This is one of the most exciting designs the team here have seen since the first inflatables starting rolling off the production line! The Sport takes it’s inspiration from the 10’6 ride and much of the shape is shared in the new board’s outline and characteristics. The Sport has grown a little in length providing a much improved flat water speed and glide. The wider square tail on the Sport looks great for wave riding and could make this a brilliant compact downwinder! Featuring a little more thickness as well as the RSS system means that the sport is super rigid and the cargo net up front means you can take your gear with you if you want to do some serious touring! The Red Paddle Co 11’0 Sport could be the perfect all round SUP!
Pump it up!
Another major development for 2015 is the Red Paddle Co Titan Pump. In 2014 Red Paddle Co release the high pressure pump which was sold alongside the regular pump in order to allow riders to inflate their boards to a much higher pressure which vastly improves the boards performance capabilities. The 2015 Titan pump though could make all other alternatives seem pointless. The new pump consists of two chambers, the first pushes a greater volume of air into the board to speed up inflation times, internal gearing then switches to the second cylinder which works like the high pressure pump from 2014 and allows the board to made far more rigid than it’s high volume counterpart. The new pump could easily be the best development in inflatable SUP products throughout the entire market let alone the Red Paddle Co 2015 range. The ability to inflate fast and then without switching pumps add the extra high pressure is going to make a monumental difference to the performance and satisfaction that these inflatables will offer!
We’re stoked for the new range of Red Paddle Co board’s to come out and we will keep you updated on all the latest news and products when they are officially released on November 1st. Make sure you check out the Red Paddle Co page on our website which will have the boards on show the moment they are available for purchase, some are available now! Go to Red Paddle Co 2015