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Vortex Air 12'6 x 20.5" - Inflatable SUP set - Race

The Vortex Air 12’6 x 20.5 is a narrow, fast, flat-water, race-specific inflatable SUP board designed for lightweight riders with skill levels suited to the demands of an inherently challenging board. It is probably the fastest 12’6 on the market suited to a race-winning rider looking for the next level.

€899.00
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Description

The Vortex Air 12’6 x 20.5” is a pure race board designed to do one thing well: go fast over flat water. Its design offers low drag with a minimal footprint (surface area) of only 20.5” width. It defines the ultimate SUP race inflatable paddleboard for junior-aged riders and lightweight paddling athletes of around 65kg maximum, who crave speed and performance on the water.

Designed with precision, the 185 litre Vortex Air has the widest apex point strategically positioned just ahead of the paddler, maximising stability while minimising resistance. The long tapered shape narrows towards the tail, allowing for efficient and fast water run-off, thus improving drag dynamics and enhancing overall speed. Whether competing in sprint races or long flat water SUP paddling distance challenges, the Vortex is your ticket to victory. With the Vortex paddleboard, you can unleash your full potential with this high-speed racing machine. Best of all, you can take advantage of your Vortex Air on tour for racing or race training anywhere you travel. 

The soft underfoot EVA foam ensures high traction so that your feet and ankles stay relaxed when paddling over longer distances and when encountering choppy waters. For beach starts and when returning to the beach, a left-side positioned forward-mounted grab handle allows for grab-and-go control in an instant. At the rear, we’ve mounted a fast-flow, hard-edged tail rail under the tail area for improved water release and reduced drag. This limits vortices and back-wash, promoting fast water runoff with limited drag. Adding to the efficiency we’ve included our top of the line Mistral-designed all carbon 8" high-performance super light (121g) fin. The fin has just enough rake to keep it weed-free while maintaining efficient lateral stability. A raised foam step-back provides added confidence when executing step-back turns, providing added levels of connectivity with the board when going around the buoys.

Fabricated with our premium Twine-X® dual layer PVC, fused into a thin single layer, drop stitched with 15,000 woven polyester threads/m2 and includes bag, repair kit (including a spare fin screw and a plate for securing the fin), carbon race fin and leg leash.

Few inflatable SUP race boards can meet the performance levels of our Vortex Air design. If you want an inflatable SUP race board or a training board to take away with you between races, the Vortex Air is the ultimate training partner or race companion to get the job done.

Included equipment
  • Paddle Not supplied
  • Fin Includes carbon Mistral-designed 8" high-performance super light 121g fin, with just enough rake to keep it weed-free while maintaining efficient lateral stability. It also includes 1 x spare fin screw and a plate for securing the fin.
  • Leash A 10' coiled SUP safety leg leash which attaches to the board’s rear deck D-ring; the padded-cuff fitting can be connected below the knee or around the ankle.
  • Bag 48 x 80 x 30 cm. Wheeled heavy duty bag with all around adjustable tensioning straps, click fasteners, padded shoulder straps, hip belt and internal pocket, two way zipper with wide mouth entry for ease of fitment of board and accessories.
  • Pump Dual-action SUP hand pump for quick inflation, with pressure gauge indicating internal pressure.
  • Repair Kit The repair tube includes a valve wrench tool to tighten (or replace) the valve, PVC patches and contact adhesive for basic repairs, 1x extra paddle clam screw, and 1x fin screw and plate. QR code link to repair tips & tricks.
Features
  • Number of chambers Single chamber
  • About chamber A singular air chamber inflates via a single valve and comprises the whole of the inflatable SUP board. When inflated, the internal void is filled with air under pressure.
  • Valve Nose mounted superior, H4 valve tested to 60psi. Front mounted position, offers superior ease of removing air from the internal chamber when deflating and folding. Fold from the tail to bow to remove air from chamber.
  • Deck Profile Flat
  • Deck Pad Ultra-comfort, high-grip foam EVA decking. Promotes prolonged foot comfort reducing fatigue, aided by high levels of grip and traction for paddling control and improved levels of stability.
  • Front deck handles For beach starts and when returning to the beach, a left-side positioned forward-mounted grab handle allows for grab-and-go control in an instant.
  • Central carry handle Central carry handle, positioned for balanced control in low or higher winds. Soft, wide, webbing, neoprene covered for added finger-carrying comfort and improved control.
  • Towing and mooring D-ring Essential for towing and mooring your SUP board, this marine-grade stainless steel D-ring is secured by a PVC thermo-welded patch for added load bearing resistance.
  • Kick Tail Raised foam step-back pad for added confidence when executing step back turns, protecting your heel and providing added levels of connectivity with the board to further enjoy trick-paddling moves.
  • Tail Profile Squash with fast-flow hard edged tail rail for improved water release and reduced drag.
  • Box Type US Box
Rider
  • Rider level Advanced, Professional
  • Ideal rider weight Up to 65 kg
  • Rider weight Up to 65 kg
Materials, care & storage
  • Construction technology Twine-X
  • About technology Twine-X® incorporates two fused PVC layers into one of 1.4mm thickness, using a machine pre-lamination process and 15,000 cross-woven threads /m2. This results in increased board rigidity, faster board recoil back into shape, greater force at which recoil occurs, increased forward momentum from the recoil generated (speed x force), and a reduction of internal structural oscillation or shockwaves. Drop stitch material allows an inflatable paddle board to maintain its shape when inflated.
  • Threads per m2 15.000
  • Care Inspect seams regularly, carry out repairs using repair kit provided. Tighten valve using spanner supplied if leaking air. Remove stubborn marks with white spirit or PVC cleaner. Do not use abrasive creams or pads. Avoid prolonged strong UV exposure.
  • Storage Deflated Storage: Remove the fin, rinse the board with fresh water, towel or air dry. Deflate and fold neatly, place in the bag, and store indoors in a dry, well-ventilated space. Avoid humid heat sources. Inflated Storage: Repeat all steps, partially deflate to 8psi.
Attributes
  • Activities Racing
  • Environment Calm inland waters, Sheltered coastal waters
  • Performance attributes Long Glide, Fast
  • Color Blue, White
Dimensions
Board Length Width Thickness Volume (L)
12'6 | 380 cm 20.5" | 52 cm 4.75" | 12.1 cm 185