Who's it for? Competitive types wanting to enter the 14'0" class
The 14’0″ class is aimed at the slightly larger rider or those looking to compete over larger distances. The 14’0″ Elite inflatable SUP’s come in two sizes with the 27″ being the slightly wider of the two. The wider tail section offers fantastic stability and more manoeuvrable compared to the 14’0″ x 25″ Elite, making it a great all round race board.
The 14’0″ x 27″ Elite benefits from all of the latest Red Paddle Co innovations such as our patented Rocker Stiffening System or RSS for short. This counters any flex through two stiffening battens that are inserted into pockets on the side of the board; In addition to RSS, our patented Forward Flex Control System (FFC) then adds rigidity to the front of the board using a carbon compression rod to prevent flex that can be created in a race, channeling the energy towards the back of the board which increases overall board speed. RSS and FFC work together to create the stiffest, fastest inflatable SUP’s.
The board is also packed full of other features: Double nose fins 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.
When you have finished racing the board then rolls up and fits into our amazing back pack so can be transported anywhere in the world without the risk of damage.
2018 Elite 14 '* 27” with the new FCC system becomes the true rig board it noticed. With its 27 "width, you can stay on the board even when conditions change out on the ocean / lake. With 1” wider then the 2015 model, no difference was noted on the speed at GlaGla race. A board for exercise or competition, with or against wind. Pack your Redpaddle SUP it can take you wherever you want.
I have just updated from 2014, 14.0 Elite Race model… WOW! In comparison, this board is lightning quick and glides through the water. As stated in the description this model has a double nose fin to aid tracking and a longer but sleeker center fin at the rear to give the right amount of grip without adding drag, I feel the board now has better manoeuvrability without hindering stability. The board feels much lighter when carrying and most definitely stiffer at 18psi, it cuts through the waves with ease and super quick when down winding. It is a doddle to pump up using the Titan. Chuffed to bits, for me personally who is 6ft and 80kg, and go coastal paddling but also enjoy the thrill of the ride, the best board ever. Love this board, love red paddle, thank you!