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Product Review: 2018 Red Paddle Co Titan SUP Pump

Earlier this month, we received our first shipment of 2018 Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle boards with updated Titan pumps. First developed in 2015, the Titan pump was touted as a game-changer, with the ability to cut inflation time in half.

For years, the standard inflatable SUP pump was the Bravo HP single-action, high volume/low pressure pump, a squatter, thick-barrel single-action pump designed to put in more air volume, which in turn took more effort to reach higher pressures. Higher pressures in an inflatable board vastly improve the board performance, by increasing rigidity (reducing flex).

In 2013, Red Paddle Co introduced the HP EZee single-action, low volume/high pressure pump, a taller, thin-barrel single action pump designed to put in less air per stroke, thus allowing one to more easily pump to higher pressures. As the pros and cons of each are obvious – one fills a board up more rapidly, while the other takes longer but is less of a struggle to reach 18-20 PSI – numerous paddlers opted to purchase both pumps. In response, some manufacturers expanded the slim-barrel design to a double-action pump, putting air in on the up and down stroke. While theoretically this will put air in twice as fast, in actuality it becomes a struggle on the “up” stroke.
In 2015, Red Paddle debuted the Titan pump. What made the Titan different? The Red Paddle Co Titan pump is an amalgamation of the two pumps. The Titan pump has two chambers, basically one side is a high volume/low pressure, and the other a low volume/high pressure. A unique double gear system actually combines the two chambers, so that when initially pumping, paddlers are using BOTH chambers to fill the board, allowing them to put in a whopping 4.71 liters, compared with just over 2 liters for the standard HP pump. When the pumping starts to get tough, one can switch the internal gear over to the high pressure chamber, allowing one to easily attain higher PSIs with less effort. An integrated pressure gauge allows one to monitor the process.

Over the past three years, Red Paddle has continued to tweak the inner design and construction, resulting in a killer pump with wider applications.
We had the opportunity to test out the most recent iteration when inflating our 2018 Red Paddle Voyager 12’6″. Following is an update from our initial review of the Titan pump.
The new Titan pump – included with most of the boards – arrives rolled up inside the Red Paddle SUPs. If purchasing separately, the pump arrives in a box 24 x 13 x 6 inches weighing 6.2 lbs. Inside is the pump body with integrated pressure gauge, a detachable hose and a series of adaptors. Pump dimensions

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Considering an Inflatable Kayak? Find out more

No room for a hardshell or too much of a hassle? Inflatable kayaks are easy to set up, lightweight, portable and fun! Get on the water fast with an air kayak for one, two or more paddlers.

See also our Guide to Choosing an Inflatable Kayak – What You Should Consider.
For detailed information on specific inflatable kayaks and manufacturers, visit the website at AirKayaks.com

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New Video: Red Paddle Co Sport 12’6″ Inflatable Paddle Board

Watch our latest video on the Red Paddle Co Sport 12’6″ inflatable standup paddle board – a new model for 2016!
Featuring a 30-inch beam, 6-inch thickness and longer waterline, the Sport 12-6 is a great flat water cruiser. It’s fast, stable and sleek. Add in multiple d-rings, deck lacing and the RSS side batten system,and you have a board capable of carrying up to 300 lbs – perfect for longer touring and larger paddlers.
And with Red Paddle’s new MSL Fusion Technology, the Sport 12-6 is stiffer than ever, yet at a mere 24 lbs, light enough for smaller paddlers!
Comes with the dual-barrel Titan hand pump, and the Red Paddle Co roller-wheel back pack.

You can also read our Detailed Sport 12-6 Inflatable SUP Product Review  on set-up details, features and performance  For more info or to purchase, visit the Red Paddle Co Sport 12-6 Product Page at AirKayaks.com

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New Video: Red Paddle Co Explorer Plus 13’2″ Inflatable Paddle Board

Watch our latest video on the Red Paddle Co Explorer 13’2″ inflatable standup paddle board – a new model for 2016!
Featuring a 30-inch beam, 6-inch thickness and long waterline, the Explorer Plus is a cruising workhorse. Multiple d-rings, plenty of deck lacing and the RSS side batten system make this a perfect “destination” board, capable of carrying up to 330 lbs. And with Red Paddle’s new MSL Fusion Technology, the Explorer Plus is stiffer than ever and weighs a mere 24 lbs!
Comes with the dual-barrel Titan hand pump, and the Red Paddle Co roller-wheel back pack.

You can also read our Detailed Explorer Plus 13-2 Inflatable SUP Product Review  on set-up details, features and performance  For more info or to purchase, visit the Red Paddle Co Explorer Plus 13-2 Product Page at AirKayaks.com

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Product Review: 2016 Red Paddle Co Explorer Plus 13’2″ Inflatable SUP Board

As mentioned in a prior post, we have been awaiting the arrival of the 2016 Red Paddle Co product line. The shipment recently arrived and we had our first opportunity to take a look at the new Red Air inflatable SUPS, consisting of 17 models. New for this year are three boards – the 8’10” Whip, the Explorer Plus 13’2″, and the Sport 12’6″.

Founded in 2007, Red Paddle Company is a UK-based business focused solely on the design and manufacture of inflatable paddle boards and accessories. Well-known for their ruggedness, each of the boards utilize high pressure drop-stitch technology – allowing them to be inflated from 16-22 PSI – and feature quadruple rail construction and double layering. The larger boards come with the Red Paddle Titan pump, a dual-barrel pump allowing one to inflate a paddle board in minutes.
For 2016, Red Paddle Co introduced a technological advance termed MSL (Monocoque Structural Laminate) fusion technology. The new process has resulted in boards that weight up to 10 lbs lighter than previous models, without sacrificing soundness or rigidity. Indeed, the 2016 slogan for Red Paddle is “stronger, stiffer, lighter.”
Our first write-up on the new boards focused on the Sport 12’6″ iSUP – a 30″ wide, sleek, inflatable cruising model reminiscent of the original Race 12’6″, constructed from thicker 150mm drop-stitch material and the revolutionary new rocker stiffening system (RSS).
Included in this shipment was all the new Explorer + 13’2″, a feature-rich, high-speed cruiser built as the ultimate exploration board. So, we opened the box and started getting ourselves acquainted with this intriguing new model. (Please note, some of the information here will be repeated from other writeups.)
Red Paddle Co Explorer Plus 13-2: Getting Started
The box as received weighs 41 lbs, measuring 37 x 15 x 15 inches.

Inside the box is the SUP body, two RSS side battens, Titan dual barrel pump, pressure gauge, backpack, cinch belt, removable fin, instructions and repair kit – as well as a bonus cell phone case. Once rolled up, the SUP board and paddle fit into the backpack, as well as optional breakdown paddles under 37 inches.

Weight is 37 lbs for backpack, board and pump, which all easily fit in the back of a small car. The board alone is approximately 24 lbs.
Red Paddle Co Thirteen Two Explorer Plus: Setup
The Red Paddle Co 13’2 Explorer Plus inflatable SUP arrives rolled up around the Titan pump, inside the backpack. Instructions are located inside the cell phone case, attached to the zipper pull on the bag.

For your first set up, remove and unroll the SUP body. Lay it out face up so that you can access the military valve.

The Explorer Plus 13-2 utilizes one spring-loaded military valve for inflation.

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Sale! 20% OFF 2014 Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUP Boards

AirKayaks is pleased to announce a special purchase of remaining 2014 Red Air inflatable paddle boards, now up to 20% off.

Well-known for their ruggedness throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand, each of the Red Air boards utilize high pressure drop-stitch technology – allowing them to be inflated from 15 to 25 PSI – and feature quadruple rail construction, double layering, thick traction pads and fins. Each board comes with the Red Air EZee or Ezee HP pump, allowing one to inflate a paddle board to 20 PSI and higher in less than 10 minutes.

In anticipation of the new product line for 2015 – expected to hit the market in early December – AirKayaks is clearing out the inventory. Now is your chance to get one of the best inflatable SUPs on the market, with prices ranging from $949 to $1299. The incredibly popular Ride 10-6 is now $999, while the Race 12-6 is at an all-time low of $1279.
If that isn’t enough, AirKayaks is throwing in a free adjustable, breakdown SUP paddle. Check out the remaining available inventory on the Red Paddle Co product pages on AirKayaks.com – but don’t hesitate. When they’re gone …. they’re gone.
20% off, free paddle, free shipping in the continental US and no tax – what are you waiting for!

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