The technology behind inflatable paddleboards is constantly evolving and the boards are forever improving, offering the rider a far better paddling experience. With improvements in pump designs such as the Titan double barrelled pump and Rocker Stiffening System side stringers, Red Paddle have been at the forefront of these step changes and with the introduction of MSL Fusion to their 2016 SUP range they are promising a board that is lighter whilst retaining the same strength and rigidity associated with Red Paddle SUP’s.
Rather than sit on their laurels, the boffins at Red Paddle have re-engineered their board design to include MSL Fusion, which has removed 2kg from the weight of the boards and means the paddleboards pack down smaller than ever before and are a lot easier to haul around. The improvements come from a clever tweak to the manufacturing process, where instead of coating the inner thread section of the board with molten PVC (messy and clumsy), Red Paddle now coat the strengthening threads inside the SUP with an adhesive which is then layered onto high density structural PVC. Sounds complicated yes, but the result is a board that has an improved cosmetic finish, is lighter and is stiffer at lower pressures.
To find out more about Red Paddle MSL Fusion technology and to take a look at the 2016 board range head over to the official website here and you can see a pretty nifty video of the new boards in action below – yes we agree we don’t all get to paddle in conditions quite as nice as those in the clip!