Unique to Red Paddle Co, you won’t find our patented Rocker Stiffening System (RSS) on any other brand’s boards. RSS increases stiffness by up to 30% – which, combined with our super-solid MSL® construction at air pressures of 20psi+, makes Red inflatable paddleboards supremely rigid.
RSS battens are ultra-tough polycarbonate strips that slide into pockets in the rails as the board takes shape during early inflation. They reinforce the middle of the board, directly beneath where you stand. The system features on our Elite, Voyager and Sport ranges, plus 8'10" and 12'0" Compacts.
Essential to our high-performance ranges, RSS technology is particularly important for faster, more efficient paddling, heavier riders or choppier conditions, providing that hardboard feel. The battens are shaped for optimum stiffness and fit perfectly into their pockets, which are constructed separately before being laminated onto the boards.