12'6" Elite MSL SUP

Who's it for? Serious racers in the 12’6” class

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If you’re getting serious about the 12’6” racing class, you’ll need a super-fast board that’s been developed to compete against the best – and win. That board is the Red Paddle Co 12’6” Elite, the fastest board in its class.

The secret behind its speed is in the details. It utilises our patented RSS system, which stiffens the board so there’s no flex, a common flaw in inflatable race boards. It’s also 5.90”/150mm thick, which raises the board out of the water, reducing drag, and it has double nose runner fins that keep the board tracking straight without causing drag. Plus it has a US Fin Box system so you can adjust your fin to suit your style. It’s already taken hard board racers by surprise – who knew you could compete on an inflatable?

Extra rigidity to triumph in extreme circumstances. Forward Flex Control or FFC is a patented innovation by Red Paddle Co that stiffens the front section of the board to remove the flex created in sprinting phases of a race. It also increases board speed to give you the competitive edge. The system is made up of a carbon compression strut that works in combination with RSS to deliver a more rigid ride. It is attached during the inflation period.

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 26"/660mm
Thickness 5.9"/150mm
Volume 300 litres
Rider Weight up to 110kgs/240lbs
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″ Elite you also get:

  • Red Paddle Co Backpack
  • Titan Pump
  • Repair Kit
  • US Fin box system
  • RSS Battens
  • Free water resistant phone case
  • Forward Flex Control (FFC) Carbon Rod
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.

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 battens are removable for easy board rolling and can be stored in the carry bag for transportation to and from the water.

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.

THICKNESS. REDEFINED.

The 12’6″ Elite is 150mm thick. This Thickness is perfect for flat water paddling. It gives great stiffness and means the board floats high to reduce drag in racing conditions. Add the RSS system to the Race board and you have the stiffest board.

TUNE-ABILITY. YOUR CHOICE.

The 12’6″ Elite 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 straight line control. The 12’6″ Race also has a nose runner fin that keeps the board tracking straight while not increasing drag whilst also having a water displacement runner on the deck to help pierce through chop.

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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