September 22, 2020
Red Paddle Co has released their updated and improved lineup for 2021 - and there are many exciting changes! Every board has been updated or refreshed. With 26 boards to choose from let's dive in and see what's new this year:
QUICK SUMMARY OF CHANGES
In a continued focus to never compromise, Red Paddle has done a full reset for 2021 - the timing couldn’t be better for us to bring you fantastic new features for Red's lineup including:
Twin Traction fins and/or updated fins: now on most boards for easier packing, improved performance, and increased versatility.
V-Hull Tech: new sculpted bottom hulls added to the Voyager boards for improved glide and more stable traction on the water.
Flat Bungee and updated deck rigging: new standard upgrade on all boards -provides extra storage and a cleaner streamlined look.
Updated & extended deck pads: new graphics and colours, retro pin-striping, updated deck pads cover more space, and new shoulder strap attachment rings added to most boards.
Improved Speed Tail design: added to the Sport family boards - improves speed on water and agility in pivot turns.
New Titan II Pump: the best pump on the market received significant upgrades (included with all 2021 boards).
Ride and Sport Packages now available - Red Paddle's most popular board choices (the Ride 10’6” and Sport 11’3”) are now available to purchase as packages that include a Red Paddle Co paddle and leash.
1. Twin Traction fins now standard on most boards.
All boards in the 2021 Ride family have been updated with two super durable, flexible ifins, making the boards track straighter and faster to paddle than the previous three-fin set-up. Expect better tracking and increased speed as you switch paddling sides less often. The new fins also provide increased agility and performance in the surf and make the board easier to pack down into its bag.
Red Paddle Co has also introduced a twin fin set up on the Voyager board range - improving tracking and glide. By having two shorter fins instead of one longer fin, you’ll be able to get into much shallower waters, opening up a wider variety of waterways to paddle. Another reward of this new technology is that you can load your board with all of your gear and it will remain super stable. It won’t rock from side to side nearly as much as you would find with one fin.
2. V-Hull Tech & New RSS Battens
By cleverly tapering the cut of the drop stitch, the new displacement V-shaped hull on the nose of the Voyager, breaks the surface tension of the water and keeps you gliding through your paddle stroke. The board cuts through the water with ease and increased speed. This is a real game changer! Scientifically proven to improve effectiveness and efficiency compared to a flat hulled board, the V-Hull Voyager helps you paddle for longer with less effort.
For 2021 the RSS battens deliver the same stiffening abilities but with some added bonus features. The biggest is a new super strong/flexible polycarbonate material. The switch to 100% pure material means it can be recycled at the end of its life.
3. Flat Bungee and updated deck rigging
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The self-closing, flat bungee straps are now larger, creating more tension to keep all your gear snug on your board. All 2021 boards come with three bungee straps on the nose, setting you up perfectly for adventures to come. Another useful bonus Is that the concave nose of the upper deck on the Voyager models also creates more space under the bungees for all your gear.
4. Updated & extended deck pads
Timeless Design: The Red Paddle Co iconic design has been updated for 2021 with a more streamlined look and feel. The extended Red embossed deck pad now reaches right down to the tail, wraps closer to the rails, and, offers superior comfort and grip. By expanding the deck pad area, the 2021 boards look better and are more comfortable. The diamond cut rear provides extra stability for performing step back turns, or for riding in bigger waves.
5. Improved Speed Tail design
New for 2021 this brand-new feature across the Sport range offers extra speed and agile manoeuvrability. The rubberized edge on the tail aids water release and increases board speed.
6. New Titan II Pump.
The revolution in pumping technology has reached a new level! The Titan pump has been completely reimagined and re-engineered for 2021. Red Paddle Co has taken the double chamber format and put their focus on ease of use and packability. They’ve also upgraded the fixtures and fittings to make for an even more durable and reliable pump. The packed size is now two thirds the size of the previous Titan pump, which makes rolling the board up much easier. Some improvements and Innovations on the Titan II include:
•Folding feet and a removable quick release handle reduce the packaged size by
30% compared to the original Titan pump. This makes it much easier to roll up and pack your board around the come compact pump.
•The chamber isolation valve is now an integrated switch rather than a removable
plug. This innovation makes it easier to switch to one chamber while pumping.
•A double ended bayonet hose reduces the chance of leaks and removes the possibility of damaged screwthreads when attaching to the pump.
•Our redesigned air box means the pump hose now attaches to the main body. This reduces the movement of the hose when inflating.
•An increase in volume overall makes for faster inflation.
•An integrated pressure gauge helps reduce impact if the pump is dropped.
•The standing position has shifted 90 degrees, so you are only astride one chamber.
•The Titan II now has wider feet, making it more stable and ergonomic, especially for smaller riders/pumpers!
7. Ride and Sport Packages now
While every Red Paddle Co board sold by Red River Paddle comes with a free RRP brand paddle and leash, Red Paddle Co Canada is now offering two options for those who would prefer to have a Red Paddle Co paddle and leash instead. There are two packages available, one for each of the two most popular boards:
- Red Paddle Co 10'6 Ride package - includes 10'6 Ride, Red Paddle Co Alloy Nylon Paddle, and Red Paddle Co corded SUP Leash. Price: $1579 plus taxes.
- Red Paddle Co 11'3 Sport package - includes 10'6 Ride, Red Paddle Co 50 Carbon Nylon paddle, and Red Paddle Co corded SUP Leash. Price: $1849 plus taxes.
As you can see - lots of upgrades, new technology, and updates make this one of the most exciting new lineups in years. Plus - all boards still come with an industry leading 5-year warranty! Please contact us if you have any questions about the new lineup or paddle boarding in general.