Review – Red Paddle Co 10’8 2021

The Red Paddle Co 10ft 8 Ride along with the rest of the ride range has been the core of the Red Paddle Co range for a long time. With thousands of users across the world.

The Board – Red Paddle Co 10’8 Ride

Starting from the nose of the board the width fills out quickly. A key feature in the ride range, creating stability though out the board. Directly at the bow there is a padded fabric carry handle and a 6mm female thread mount, perfect for adding a camera or other accessories. Moving further down the board, new for the Red Paddle Co 2021 range is a larger, flat self closing bungee straps. With this new design it allows you to add more tension, safely securing gear on the board.
In the middle of the board you can find a very well padded (and Plastic free) carry handle. On the deck pad you will find the Proven Red repeater embossed logo deck pad, across the colour changes and all the way to the diamond groove pad that runs to the tail of the board. Allowing you to move around the board and engage the tail more. At the tail of the board there is another handle along with the D rind to attach your leash onto.

On the bottom of the board the instant new feature is the New Twin Ifin system. The reason for the change is all due to the success of the Red’s compact Twin fins. These two stiffer, more durable fins have proven themselves in all conditions. In dropping the centre fin Red have toed the fins inwards, causing each fin to drive the board towards the centre line. With this the board has brilliant tracking ability.
With the reduction of a fin this also makes the board very easy to roll up and store.

We took this out for a quick paddle on the water outside the shop and got that instant feeling you know you are paddling a Red Ride with lots of stability. Instantly we felt the board was tracking straight due to the new Twin Ifin system. With the change in deck pad at the back of the board it allowed us to instantly feel our location when turning and moving around the board.

Tech Specs

Length -10’8″ feet / 329.2 cm
Width – 34″ inches / 89 cm
Thickness – 4.72″ inches / 11.9 cm
Volume – 296 litres
Weight – 23.6 lbs / 10.7 kg Rider Weight – 115 kg

What makes Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP boards unique is their MSL fusion composite and airtight coating. MSL – otherwise known as ‘Mono-Structural Laminate’ – fuses the second layer of hard-wearing polymer to the drop-stitch core at the raw material stage, removing hand glueing errors. This high-tech industrial process also saves almost 2kg in weight and makes the boards stiffer at lower pressures, when compared to other brands

Paddle

When ordering your Red Paddle Co 10’8 Ride don’t forget to select a paddle. This is either the Red Paddle Co Carbon 50 Nylon 3 piece paddle or the Red Paddle Co Carbon 100 3 piece paddle.

Accessories

Red Paddle Co Wheeled Backpack

The Wheeled Back Pack from red is a high quality and easy to use storage bag. Brilliant for loading into the car, wheeling across town or back packing down a path. The hidden Shoulder and waist strap means these won’t get in the way when wheeling the bag along. Check it out here.

Titan 2 Pump

The new for 2021 Titan 2 Pump, following on from the original Titan pump gives more volume making for a quicker inflation. The new design allows the Titan 2 to pack away neatly for storage.

Phone case

Each Board from Red Paddle Co comes equipped with a Red Paddle Co phone case. Brilliant for keeping your phone safe on the water.

Leash

Updated for 2021 is the Red Paddle Co coiled leash. With diamond textured padding the leash gives a comfortable fit. The hook and loop fastening makes sure that the leash stays in place and secure.

Warranty

5 Year Warranty on all Red Paddle Co 2021 Paddleboards (registered within 3 months of purchase). This is one of if not the longest warranty period available on paddleboards. Learn more here.

Summary

With great new features nose to tail the Red Paddle Co 10ft 8 is a brilliant board for families, beginners and larger Paddlers. For the smaller or lighter paddler the increased width and length can cause some issues with tracking and steering. The smaller and lighter paddler will benefit from the Red Paddle co 10’6 Ride. For the taller or Larger paddler the extra balance gained from the width will create confidence and allow for quick development and enjoyment. For those wishing to have a great time on the water the Red Paddle Co 10’8 will not disappoint.

Check out our videos of the 10’8 and the Titan 2 pump bellow.

Interested?

Have any questions why not give us a call on 02380 172189.

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