Author Topic: Red Paddle Co 9'6" Compact in the surf  (Read 196 times)

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Red Paddle Co 9'6" Compact in the surf
« on: March 16, 2019, 01:55:01 PM »
Anyone use one of the newer Red Paddle Co 96 Compact models in the surf? I know that, in general, inflatable SUPs are not ideal for the surf, but this new 96 compact model looks ideal for use when doing a lot of traveling by plane, bus, train, and taxi. It packs down so small, it looks ideal for travel, but my concern when using in the surf is the fin placement so far back on the board. Great for tracking in flat water I suppose, but seems like it could hinder turning in the surf (?). Thoughts?
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Re: Red Paddle Co 9'6" Compact in the surf
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 07:50:31 AM »
Have not had it in the surf yet. It paddles like my 10'6" Ride in general but I think it'd perform better in the surf thanks to the shorter length and larger fins. However, the split deck pad would worry me when moving around on the board and stepping back, might just be something to get used to as I usually ride my Starboard carbon Pro in the waves.
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