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THE TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION - the important parts

When selecting your board, it is important to look at the construction of the board to make sure it is the right one for you.

 

There are 4 main types of board construction.

1. Single skin

Single skin boards are connected to the inside drop-stitch, this is the lightest way to make a SUP and if you compare boards of the same thickness it will have the most flex. However, boards made with single layer construction have a bouncier feel and are more susceptible to puncture and leakage. These boards are ideal for entry level SUP'ers who are just trying out paddleboarding and will most likely not do it frequently. This does not necessarily mean that the boards are of poor quality, but the chances are they are a little soft and less durable than other paddleboards.

2. Stringer Single Skin

This is a single skin board with a 6 to 8” second layer of material glued along the bottom and sometimes top of the board adding stiffness to the single skin.

 

3. Laminated / Fusion Double Layer

This is where a second layer of PVC is laminated onto the single skin making it a much stiffer and stronger material (brands like to use all sorts of fancy jargon for this, heat bonded, Fusion, military grade etc). This is the process used for a Saltie Board.

4. Glued Double Layer

This is the older glued double layer, it was a way of making boards stiff before lamination was invented, it creates a very stiff and strong board, but, it is just heavy making it not too practical. It is still used in some multi-person boards or boards that will be taken into white water rapids.

 

Saltie Paddleboard Breakdown (Transparen
LAMINATED /FUSION DOUBLE LAYER CONSTRUCTION:

1. Nylon drop stitch
2. Base fabric
3. First PVC layer
4. Second PVC layer
5. Inner rail
6. Outer rail
7. Eva foot dec

HOW ARE OUR INFLATABLE STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS MADE?

Saltie Paddleboards are made using laminated double layer construction, the latest technology in the inflatable SUP manufacturing process. It is cutting edge and the best that you can get, you start with the drop stitch of a single skin board and then a second PVC layer is laminated directly to it.

What this means...
 

  • No cosmetic wrinkles or bubbles on the board's surface (unlike a glued double layer) 

  • 20-25% lighter and 25-30% stiffer than those using other types of construction

  • More durable than other boards using different technology

  • Maintains its shape

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THE RANGE

  • Our highly constructed 10'6" / 32" / 6" board.
  • Aluminium paddle
  • Double action pump
  • Standard carry bag
  • 10" leash
  • Repair Kit

SALTIE PRO

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  • Our highly constructed 10'6" / 32" / 6" board.
  • Fibreglass paddle
  • Double action pump
  • Deluxe carry bag
  • 10" leash
  • Repair Kit

SALTIE PRO PLUS

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  • Our highly constructed 10'6" / 32" / 6" board.
  • Carbon Fibre/ Nylon paddle
  • Double action pump
  • Deluxe Wheeled bag
  • 10" leash
  • Repair Kit

SALTIE ELITE

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THE PRO

Our Pro kit is designed for beginners and intermediate SUPers, who strive for a little adventure. Equipped with our high end double fusion layered technology, our board is incredibly easy to store and transport, whilst remaining durable and resilient; built to handle any location or rider. The laminated double layer drop stitch technology is the best in the market, this means that it is 25-30% stiffer than those using a glued double layer construction and also 20-25% lighter than alternatives on the market. The perfect board to fuel that adventurous side.

Our pro kit also includes an aluminium paddle, pro backpack carry case, leash and double action pump. Leaving you with nothing else to think about for your next SUP adventure, other than where to go.

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THE PRO PLUS

Our Pro Plus kit is designed for the adventurer in all of us. Equipped with our high end double fusion layered technology, our board is incredibly easy to store and transport, whilst remaining durable and resilient; a board designed to be enjoyed by everyone. The laminated double layer drop stitch technology is the best in the market. It is 25-30% stiffer than boards which use a glued double layer construction as well as being 20-25% lighter than alternatives on the market. Built to withstand even the wildest of Saltie adventures.

Our pro plus kit also includes our upgraded fibreglass paddle, pro plus backpack carry case, leash and double action pump. All you need to hit the water with.

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THE ELITE

Our Elite range comes equipped with our high end double fusion layered technology. Just like all of our kits our Elite board is incredibly easy to store and transport, whilst offering excellent durability and resilience. We only make our boards using the best construction techniques in the market. Using laminated double layer drop stitch technology, a technique to rival the leading competitors. This means that our boards are 25-30% stiffer than those using a glued double layer construction and 20-25% lighter than alternatives on the market. Our Elite board comes equipped 3 detachable fins, allowing you to attach them in seconds without any tools, plus, 4 D-rings, enabling you to add a kayak seat, or simply attach your leash or dry bag, with some much needed beers in, ready for your Saltie day out. 

Our Elite kit also includes our upgraded carbon fibre/nylon paddle; a lightweight, smooth alternative that glides through the water, plus our elite backpack carry case, with added wheels for ease when transporting your SUP, a leash and double action pump. What more could you possibly need?

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