12'6" Explorer MSL

Who's it for? An all-rounder for the 200lb+ paddler

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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.

 

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Images Specification

All boards come as standard in our innovative MSL Fusion technology.

Length 12'6"
Width 32"
Thickness 5.9"
Volume 370 litres
Rider Weight up to 330lbs
What's in the box

At Red Paddle Co we like to think we offer more than just a authentic paddle board experience, with the 12’6″ Explorer you also get:

  • Red Paddle Co Backpack
  • Titan Pump
  • Repair Kit
  • FCS Connect Fin
  • Free water resistant phone case
The Knowledge

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.

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.

CARRY MORE. CARRY FURTHER.

All Red Paddle Co boards have cargo attachments in the right place for efficient carrying of bags and gear. The Explorer is no exception. The cargo attachments on the nose and the tail are in the exact position to allow the board to be loaded with a lot of gear without effecting the trim of the board.

THICKNESS. REDEFINED.

The 12’6″ Explorer is 150mm thick. This thickness is perfect for non surfing shapes. It gives great stiffness and means the Explorer board has enough volume to carry a lot of equipment.

TUNE-ABILITY. YOUR CHOICE.

The Explorer 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. It also has a nose runner fin to aid tracking in side winds as well as 2 rear fin runners to remove “tail drift” when the board is loaded with gear.

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.

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