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WELCOME TO RIOT STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDS, OUR NEW REBRANDED NAME. THE WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

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Outdoor retailer demo

We just returned from the Outdoor Retailer show in SLC Utah, which was a great success for us. This is the first time many people have seen, and paddled, our new boards. And what we got was an unequivocal “two thumbs up” from everyone who paddled them… and here’s the best part… without exceptions. Not a single person didn’t think that these boards were going to be a hit, from dealers, to general paddlers and equally pleasing, our competitors who came over to give them a try. Despite the knee deep mud, we had a great time.

We’re in for a big year in 2013, and we are really stoked. Thanks to Joel Yang for the photos..

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Inflatable Whitewater board

Here is a sneak peak at our new inflatable whitewater SUP design, the Combat. We have really attacked the main problem of inflatable SUP – they are springy and bend, making it very hard to run even the simplest of rapids with confidence. This board is as stiff and hard as a hard shell board – and that translates to performance. There will be more to come on this later… as I said… it’s a sneak peak..

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First plastic Tahiti

That’s right… the very first plastic Tahiti is out of the mold. We made just a few to check the mold is good, and now we’re shipping it to the USA where we will make all the production.

 

Since we were done, and we had some time, we decided to take one of them out to the local river near the mold makers factory. There I took my first spin on the actual plastic board (rather than a fiberglass carbon copy of the plastic board). It’s amazing. Every bit as good as the fiberglass proto was. For plastic it’s really light (about 37lbs, and this will come down to under 35lbs when we get it dialed in, which is 25% lighter than the comparable plastic boards out there). None of the mold makers had ever seen a paddle board, and so they all wanted to try it. After the first guy was successful, then it was everyone wanting a go. Given that I don’t speak any Chinese, I was unable to give them any instruction, so this board just passed the ultimate test: jump on and go without a single clue how to do it. No one fell in, and everyone was able to have a good time. All I can say is… STOKED!.

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