DetailsairSUP Inflatable SUP Stand Up Paddle Board 81SL 8'1" airSUP 81SL Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board
Standard airSUP board package includes :
airSUP 8'1" x32" x4" Board with full EVA deck pad,
8" US Box style Center Fin (Removable),
and Repair kit
Carry Bag & High Pressure Hand Pump
Total package weight is approx. 22lbs (10Kg)
this SUP : 8'1" x 32" x 4"
weight approx 12.5lbs (5.7Kg)
volume approx 150 litersFor riders up to about 195lbs (90Kg)
Q : What are the difference between regular inflatables and SL airSUP boards ?
A : SL = Super Ligh, they are about 30% lighter than other brands with similar sizes
airSUP SL (super light) are made with new pre-laminated PVC drop stitch
other brands are typically made with regular double layer PVC drop stitch
(Drop stitch is the inner part of any inflatable SUP: thousands of stitch fibers connecting the top and bottom layers of the PVC).
airSUP SL models : new pre-laminated PVC drop stitch :
the color top layer is welded to the drop-stitch when the inner core bladder fabric is made in Korea.
the sides, deck pad, fin box etc are glued at the factory in China.
most other brand's models : regular double layer PVC drop stitch = very heavy!! :
airSUP SL : drop-stitch inner core bladder fabric is made in Korea.
the color top layer, sides, deck pad, fin box etc are glued to the inner core at the factory in China.
some other brand models are a little more resistant to scratches on the top and bottom because they have a little thicker PVC.
airSUP SL and others have similar side construction and thickness.
airSUP SL are now more popular because they are much lighter and are almost as rigid as most heavier brand inflatables.
and while SL boards can be used for white water SUP, heavier, thicker skin brands may be better suited for this.
For regular river / lake cruising and fishing and of course surfing, the airSUP SL models are much better.(paddle and life jackets are optional extras)
(also being 30% lighter, they are MUCH easier to transport!)
96SL model shown:
airSUP is a registered and global trademark of ST Global inc.