Race Stand Up Paddle Boards

R29 990

* 2-year warranty against manufacturer defect
+ 2 years of free maintenance and repairs

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As its name suggests, the sled is for fun high speed “downhill” runs but also makes for a very capable all-rounder race board. It has a Full Carbon PVC Sandwich construction.

 For the last 5 years, we have been watching the racing paddleboard industry very closely, making notes on the design evolution and changes that have been posted year on year by the world’s best brands. We have analyzed results on a global level, noting the changes that work well in certain conditions and those that do not. This research, together with our own extensive knowledge of high-speed yacht racing designs (for high performance downwind race yachts such as Volvo Ocean racing yachts and world-leading superyacht design concepts), has allowed us to blend the stand out features across the board into our first downwind 14-foot race board, called The Sled.

This board features fuller bow volume, with a water-shedding deck and swept back nose. The fuller bow aids in developing an efficient sine wave, allowing the board to move more efficiently in non-planing conditions such as cruising or the start of run catching. The deck profile sheds water quickly, allowing it to get up to speed swiftly. The swept back bow brings the design more in line with modern trends and improves the board’s aerodynamic profile in crosswind conditions.

Once planing, the sine wave generating nose lifts out of the water with the help of generous nose rocker. This helps feed the water into an aggressive central single concave. The single concave traps the aerated water and redirects it down the centre of the board, creating extra lift, early planning and straight-line speed. There are subtle bevels on both sides of the board just below the rail, to help stabilize it and counteract the negative stability that a fast concave generates.

The board includes a cockpit design, lowering the standing position and improving stability. However, the cockpit is not sunk below the rails, ensuring that the board will shed any water that flows onto the deck and thus radically reducing extra weight as a result of water sloshing around the cockpit. This allows for fast acceleration to get back on the plane for the next wave.

The Sled overall design makes her a superb downwind board and great All-rounder/course racing board, her Hybrid shape aids its wave catching ability and makes her a fast all-rounder.

14″

14″

14″

The Sled Range

 

Dimensions

14″ x 24″ x 8.5″

 

Dimensions

14″ x 26″ x8″

 

Dimensions

14″ x 28″ x 8″

 

Dimensions

14″ x 24″ x 8.5″

 

Dimensions

14″ x 26″ x8″

 

Dimensions

14″ x 28″ x 8″

Aggressive central single concave which traps the aerated water and redirects it down the centre of the board, creating extra lift.

 

MAX RIDER WGT:

60-95kg

Volume

287L

 

MAX RIDER WGT:

70-110kg

Volume

293L

 

MAX RIDER WGT:

80-115kg

Volume

316L

 

MAX RIDER WGT:

60-95kg

Volume

287L

 

MAX RIDER WGT:

70-110kg

Volume

293L

 

MAX RIDER WGT:

80-115kg

Volume

316L

 

All boards are handmade, therefore the advertised weights are approximate.

Have a question or need a custom SUP board built?

We deliver anywhere in South Africa. 

 If you see a board you like, but the dimensions are not exactly what you are looking for - give us a call!
We are more than happy to build you a custom board to your exact specification.