17'0" XL RIDE
The idea with the Ride family has always been to make standup paddleboarding as accessible as possible – anyone can have a go.
The XL Ride is a different take on the idea. Now everyone can have a go – at the same time. At 17’ long and 60” wide, the Ride XL is designed to carry not one, but a group of riders (and the dog, too). It’s fun, sociable and great exercise, and we’re already seeing people racing it.
Technically, the XL Ride is an extension of its sister Ride boards. It has a wide deck and tail so it’s nice and stable, even when you’ve got eight people on it. And it has four valves so four people can inflate it at the same time, and multiple grab handles so the group can carry it together.
MSL fusion composite and airtight coating New for 2016, 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.
All boards come as standard in our innovative MSL Fusion technology.
Volume n/a (but huge)
Number of riders up to 8
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.
LESS PUMPING, MORE PADDLING.
Due to the sheer size of the board it takes a lot of air to pump it up and to do this on your own would be an almost mammoth task. So to make life easier we added three more valves so four of you can pump at once meaning you can reach the desired pressure in under 5 mins.
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.
The XL Ride is 200mm thick. This thickness is exclusive to Red Paddle Co and is the perfect combination of stiffness and control for a board of this size, making it the stiffest, best performing multipurpose SUP on the market.
We have tested every system currently available and even developed fin systems of our own to find the best solution. Nothing comes close to our tried and tested iFin system on our allround boards. No tools, replacements or spares are needed for the iFin system. On the Ride XL we have a quad fin setup to provide great traction and keep the board tracking straight allowing you to have fun!
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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