Saltie
Technology

RELIABILITY

DURABILITY

SIMPLE SETUP

HOW OUR BOARDS
ARE MADE

Saltie Paddleboards are made using FDL Technology, 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

True board happiness lies within

DURABLE, STIFFER, STRONGER AND MAINTAINS SHAPE.

1 drop stitch core

Reinforced composite drop stitch with increased yarn density which provides a high tensile rigid core which holds a pressure of 20PSI.

2 base fabric

Connects the drop stitch core and first pvc layer.

3 first pvc layer

Connects double fusion composite and base fabric ensuring it is 100% sealed. Giving the board a reduced weight and better bonding.

4 air tight pic coating

The fused double layer applies to a one shot lamination an glueless construction.

5 air tight inner rail

High pressure laminated and heat-pressed seam ensures an air-tight and waterproof seal.

6 SECOND LAYER REINFORCED RAIL BAND

Creates the final seal whilst adding extra compression and additional stiffness.

7 EVA FOOT DECK

5mm Diamond groove foot deck offers ultimate traction and comfort when paddling.

true board happiness lies within.

DURABLE, STIFFER, STRONGER AND MAINTAINS SHAPE.

1 drop stitch core

Reinforced composite drop stitch with increased yarn density which provides a high tensile rigid core which holds a pressure of 20PSI.

2 base fabric

Connects the drop stitch core and first pvc layer.

3 first pvc layer

Connects double fusion composite and base fabric ensuring it is 100% sealed. Giving the board a reduced weight and better bonding.

4 air tight pvc coating

The fused double layer applies to a one shot lamination an glueless construction.

5 AIR TIGHT INNER RAIL

High pressure laminated and heat-pressed seam ensures an air-tight and waterproof seal.

6 second layer reinforced rail band

Creates the final seal whilst adding extra compression and additional stiffness.

7 Eva food deck

5mm Diamond groove foot deck offers ultimate traction and comfort when paddling.

TYPES OF PADDLEBOARD
CONSTRUCTION

When selecting your paddleboard, 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. 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.

 

4. Laminated / Fusion Double Layer – The Saltie Paddleboard Construction Method

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.

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