The 2018 Fanatic 9’8 Fly Air is an excellent inflatable paddleboard that everyone can enjoy. Easy to carry, straightforward to setup, strong, stiff and durable, the Fanatic 9’8 Fly Air is but one of three finely tuned sizes we offer at the SUP company, ideal for flat water fun and small surf action! The 2018 Fanatic 9’8 Fly Air works well for riders upto around 95kg thanks to large amounts of internal volume.
The Fanatic 9’8 Fly Air is a typical allrounder; the textbook oval shape makes it a ‘jack-of-all-trades’; as suited to flatwater cruising as it is playing in small waves. It’s slightly smaller than the other boards in the Fly Air range, giving it more responsive turning capabilities – making it well suited to surf. This is enhanced its thickness of 4.5 inches, allowing to carve more effectively, as well as giving you more contact with the water, improving its responsiveness. However, the Fanatic 9’8 Fly Air remains a relatively wide board at 32”, giving you great stability whether you’re surfing or flatwater cruising.
The Fanatic 9’8 Fly Air features an easily removable centre fin and two glued side fins. The benefit of having a removable centre fin is that you can opt for a longer fin and still fit it all in the bag. This longer centre fin provides greater stability and tracking, whereas the smaller lateral fins act by channelling the flow of water through the configuration, thereby speeding up the flow and generating the extra power needed to ride small waves, making the Fanatic 9’8 Fly Air a proficient surfer. This assisted by the diamond grooving deck pad, which provides unparalleled grip and comfort.
The Fanatic 9’8 Fly Air utilises Fanatic’s Stringer Technology in its construction. It uses the best Drop Stitch material available on the market (what Fanatic call the V Drop Stitch Core) followed by a single tarpaulin-PVC layer and a strong tarp stringer for reinforcement, the deckpad and two PVC rail reinforcements. The result is a SUP inflatable with an unmatched ratio between price, weight and durability.
In addition to this, the Fanatic 9’8 Fly Air boasts several other fantastic features, such as an integrated deck net for attaching luggage and high quality towing eyelets, as well as a comfortable handle - the Fanatic 9’8 Fly Air is a superb inflatable SUP to be enjoyed by everyone!
The Fanatic 9’8 Fly Air includes:
Specification of the Fanatic 9'8 Fly Air - 2018
Red Paddle Co take one of, if not the, highest pressures on the market - 18 - 20PSI with ease.
As a SUP inflatable, pressure is key to the overall experience, as the higher the pressure, the more rigid the paddleboard. The more rigid the paddleboard, the more stable and the better the glide is. Ultimately all a good inflatable paddleboard should be trying to do is mimmick the qualities of a composite or solid SUP. In order to do rigidity is key and this is what Red Paddle Co are famed for.
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Yes, we have a huge range of Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP's and paddles at our waterside shop in Southampton.
Thank you for the question - it is one we get a lot.
Let's take three Fanatic inflatable paddleboards which are the same model - shape, size, thickness - the Fanatic 10'4. The 10' Fanatic is the best selling Fanatic inflatable SUP as well as available in all three constructions - Pure Air, Fly Air and Premium Fly Air.
The reason for the three constructions is that it enables Fanatic to build for three different price points.
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