Travelling round the world with a surf SUP isn’t easy. First of all, they’re huge and they don’t mix well with airports or airplanes. And there’s always the risk your board will get dinged in transit. Annoying.
The solution is this, the 8’10” The Whip, a surf SUP you can throw in a bag and take all over the world as if it were just any other backpack. Like every Red Paddle Co board, it’s extremely durable and has been tested to destruction (actually, even after we drove over one of our boards in a tractor, it still worked just fine), making it the perfect travel surf SUP. It’s got a narrow tail, a removable, adjustable fin and Red Paddle Co’s patented RSS batten system, which makes it super-stiff for maximum manoeuvrability.
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.
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All boards come as standard in our innovative MSL Fusion technology.
|Width||29" / 740mm|
|Thickness||3.93" / 100mm|
|Rider Weight||up to 90kgs/200lbs|
At Red Paddle Co we like to think we offer more than just a authentic paddle board experience, with the 8’10” Whip you also get:
- Red Paddle Co Backpack
- High Pressure Pump
- Repair Kit
- FCS Connect Fin System
- Free water resistant phone case
- RSS Battens
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.
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.
LESS EFFORT. MORE PRESSURE.
Just one inflation is all you need to understand the progress that we’ve made with our new High Pressure (HP) pump. Inflating a board over 15psi is now much, much easier. It’s more comfortable to use, requires less effort and still allows you go from backpack to beach in the shortest time possible.
The 8’10” Whip is 100mm thick. This Thickness is perfect for boards with a surf orientation. The thinner rails make for better control on the wave face and while paddling out. Combined with the RSS system we are able to offer the stiffest boards in class with the best performance.
We have tested every system currently available and even developed fin systems of our own to find the best solution. For the 8’10” Whip we have gone for a duel fin system so it includes both small thruster iFin with a US Box glass fin in the middle for better drive and control in the waves.
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.