12'6" x 28" Elite MSL Inflatable Paddle Board
Designed for competitive types racing in the 12'6" class
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Our retailers are getting frequent deliveries so please contact your local Red stockist as they’ll be able to advise on delivery dates.
Our retailers are getting frequent deliveries so please contact your preferred Red Paddle Co store and they’ll be able to advise on delivery dates for your chosen board.
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These inflatable SUPs are long and narrow, which means they are lightning-quick through the water but also very easy to manoeuvre, control, glide and ride. Being inflatable they pack-down and can be easily transported to races all over the world. Despite its practicality, there's no compromise on performance.
All Elite boards feature unique innovations which can be found on Red Paddle Co boards: The patented Rocker Stiffening System or RSS for short, counters flex with two stiffening battens that are inserted into pockets on the side of the board; Forward Flex Control System (FFC) then stiffens the front section of the board using a carbon compression strut to remove flex that can be created in a race and channels this towards the back of the board increasing overall board speed.
The two combined work together to create the fastest inflatable SUP's currently available on the market. The board also features double nose fins to aid tracking and displacing water from the deck of the board. The glass fibre centre fin supplied as standard gives the right amount of grip without adding drag, whilst the angled design prevents any debris from getting stuck on the fin.
Multiple carry handles are included to provide fast entry and exit of the water and have been designed not to get in the way during racing. The diamond cut, Red embossed deck pad provides ultimate grip in control in all stages of a race.
The 28" wide Elite is the perfect entry board to racing or those over 110kgs/240lbs, also if the majority of your racing is done on the open ocean then the stability offered by the 28" Elite allows you to focus more on putting the power down than staying balanced.Read less
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All Terrain Backpack
We bang on about this a bit, but there's no better way to explore your world than with an inflatable SUP and the beauty of being inflatable means you can carry it in one of our SUP bags to wherever you want to explore…More Information
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US Box Fin
US Box Fins originated in the surfing world where they are widely trusted to do a great job.
These fins are inserted after inflation and simply attach using a simple nut and bolt system. The fins are specially engineered to slice through the water and the Race fins have a 45% rake on them to ensure no weeds get caught which could slow you down.
12'6" x 28" Elite MSL Inflatable Paddle Board
14'0" x 27" Elite MSL Inflatable Paddle Board
|Board Thickness||5.90" / 150mm||5.90" / 150mm|
|Board Volume||315 Litres||345 Litres|
|Board Weight||10.2kg / 22.66lb||10.7kg / 23.54lb|
|Board Width||28" / 711mm||27" / 660mm|
|Bag Size||960mm (h) x 390mm (w) x 360mm (d)||960mm (h) x 390mm (w) x 360mm (d)|
|Bag Volume||150 litres||150 Litres|
|Fins||Race Fin||Race Fin|
|Paddle Options||Carbon Nylon 50, Carbon 100||Carbon Nylon 50, Carbon 100|
Tec Air: Pioneering Paddle Board Design
At Red Paddle Co, we sweat the small stuff. We’re dedicated to providing you with quality, and that’s why we’re the only inflatable SUP brand that makes boards in its own private facility. We use innovative materials and manufacturing techniques to produce superior-quality products you won’t find anywhere else.
Unlike other paddle board companies out there, we never compromise on quality and innovation. We’ve taken standard inflatable technology and redesigned almost every aspect of it to deliver a truly outstanding board.
Our products are of the highest quality, offering safety and durability that you simply won’t find elsewhere. Before any of our board designs go into production, we carry out extensive research and testing to make sure your board performs when you need it to most (we even ran over one of our boards with a tractor…it was fine.) It then takes us 72 hours to make each individual board – that’s ten times longer than the industry average. This whole process is know as Tec Air and is how we refine and develop our boards at every stage of production. By focussing in on the key areas of the production process we have been able to identify ways we can improve the end result. Whether it be detailing exactly where and how the layers are bonded or how the rocker curve is applied to the board, no area of the design process is ignored.
It’s worth knowing that the key areas of construction are inside the board, two while any two boards might look the same…they can be world’s apart in how they’re constructed. Our attention to detail on the inside ensures the best experience on the outside.
Forward Flex Control (FFC)
The revolutionary Forward Flex Control (FFC) is a patented system designed to make Red Paddle Co’s 12’6 and 14’0 Elite the most rigid available ensuring the paddler a competitive edge.
Our Forward Flex Control or FFC for short, works by controlling flex from above the top forward section of the iSUP. The all-new FFC stiffens the front section of the paddleboard to remove flex created in sprinting phases of a race. The Forward Flex Control system consists of a two part carbon rod that is inserted before fully inflating the board completely by clipping it into the mounting base on the nose and locking it into the standing area EVA deck base with a lever that puts it under load. The rod then stabilises and therefore stiffens the forward section of the board and eliminates almost all the flex in the nose. When combined with the RSS battens as well as inflation of 20PSI, the result is seriously impressive.
The new FFC system is part of Red Paddle Co’s commitment to producing the fast inflatable paddleboards in the world. The Forward Flex Control system features on the Red Paddle Co 12’6 Elite and 14’0 Elite paddleboards.
MSL: The Difference Is In The Detail
Our exclusively-owned MSL Fusion technology provides unrivalled stiffness, weight-saving stability and a superb cosmetic finish. Together, with our patented RSS stiffening system, we make the most durable inflatable boards on the market.
MSL is recognised as the industry’s leading construction process and is exclusive to Red Paddle Co, here’s why…
A SUPERB COSMETIC FINISH – All Red Paddle Co boards have an industry-leading cosmetic finish. No wrinkles or blemishes. The boards look cleaner and smoother and even feel better to the touch.
WEIGHT-SAVING BUT STABLE – All Red Paddle Co boards are up to 2kgs lighter than our previous double layer construction. But very importantly they are not too light. If a board is ultra-light it is more affected by wind and current while on the water. MSL boards have a reassuring lightweight feel.
STIFF AT LOWER PRESSURES – Due to the Torsion Stiffness effect all Red Paddle Co boards are stiffer at lower pressures compared to other products on the market. We recommend a pressure of between 16-22psi. Less pumping and more paddling.
ENHANCED DURABILITY – The multiple-layer coating of Red Paddle Co boards is tough and durable. With our third generation of MSL material now in use, our boards are more durable than ever.