Who's it for? Fans who also want an Ultra Portable SUP without compromise.
10 years in the making, the new 2019 Red Paddle Co 9'6 has finally arrived! Red Paddle says this is the future of paddle boarding. The new board contains several new innovations and technologies - and promises new adventure possibilities. Using their new patent-pending technology called PACT, they have cut the packed size of the board in half, a feat no other SUP manufacturer has been able to do. Because this board is so compact, they had to also redesign the bag, paddle and fins to account for this.
Red paddle designed the board to be folded lengthwise when deflated. This means the center handle and valve is offset and the deck pad is split into 2. To maintain a rigid board while inflated, but still flexible to fold and roll, they came up with a completely new durable material with a high-resolution thread matrix.
The board is not the only thing that changed. Because the board rolls up into half the size of a conventional inflatable SUP, they re-engineered the bag to be about half the size of the All Terrain Board Bag. It features a lumbar support and because it is smaller, it does not come with any wheels. But the shape and size are easier to carry on your back. They claim "it applies approximately 53% less downforce on the carrier's lower back".
With a smaller backpack, they had to redesign the paddle to fit inside it. In comes the Red Paddle Co 5 piece Carbon/Nylon paddle. Featuring a durable nylon blade and laser etched graphics. They are also introducing a 45-degree cut to prevent twisting when assembled (using a push-pin)
Those who own a Ride board knows the iFin are really durable, but sometimes can be a pain when trying to put the board in the board bag. Because of this, and the fact the board bag is smaller, the fin uses their new Red Click Fin System. The fin clicks into the fin box and uses a secondary screw to secure. It is also compatible with standard FCS fins.
What’s in the box?
2019 Red Paddle Co 9'6" Compact SUP
Compact board backpack. Redesigned specifically for the Compact board and designed to be ultra portable
Red Paddle Co Titan pump with real-time pressure gauge, which makes inflation of this board to 15-25 psi easier, leaving you more time to paddle.
Water-resistant phone case
5 pc Carbon/Nylon paddle. Fits in the board bag when broken down. Durable Nylon blade and unique 45 degree cut anti-twist push pin connections.
8' Red Paddle Co coiled leash
9'6" (2.90 m)
32" (81.28 cm)
16.65 lbs (7.4 kg) board only (28 lbs/12.7 kg full package)