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Vortex Air 12'6 x 26" - Inflatable SUP set - Race

The Vortex Air 12’6 x 26” race SUP board is designed for medium-weight riders seeking speed and performance on flat or choppy waters. The Vortex inflatable delivers if you’re competitive and looking for an edge in performance and a race advantage.

€899.00
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Description

Experience speed and performance without compromising stability with the 26” wide Vortex Air 12’6  inflatable SUP race board. Designed as a SUP race board, the 274 litre Vortex Air design delivers exceptional speed over flat water with enough width to cope with choppier waters when encountered. It is ideal for paddling athletes weighing up to approximately 75kg who prefer added stability underfoot.

Even at 26” wide, this board glides over the water's surface easily and has plenty of top-end speed due to its low drag design. The widest apex of the board is just forward of the paddler, providing exceptional stability. The long tapered shape narrows towards the tail, promoting efficient water run-off and less resistance. Sprint racing or paddling over distance, the Vortex Air is a top race performance design that encourages you to get the best out of your paddling enjoyment. Whether you use the Vortex Air for training sessions when away from home in readiness for your hardboard racing or competitive racing, the Vortex Air race SUP will give out what you put in.

The non-slip decking is comfortable and offers reassuring traction when paddling hard so your feet can remain relaxed during extended paddling sessions and in choppy waters. For fast beach starts, a Le Mans-styled forward-mounted grab handle on the left side allows instant grab-and-go control, which is ideal for fast starts and recoveries from the water. We’ve included a fast-flow, hard-edged tail rail to improve water release and reduce drag. This is unique to the Vortex Air board design and gives a real and tangible advantage in performance. To keep you on the pace, a top-of-the-line Mistral-designed, all-carbon 8" high-performance super light (121g) fin is included to support high performance further. The fin offers optimal lateral stability and weed-free use. A foam step-back pad provides confidence when executing step-back turns as you make buoy turns at speed. Using our Twine-X® dual layer PVC, fused into a thin single layer, drop stitched with 15,000 woven polyester threads/m2, the Vortex is a lightweight, durable SUP board. The set includes a bag, repair kit, carbon race fin and leg leash.

The performance and versatility of the Vortex Air design are unparalleled when it comes to inflatable SUP race boards. Whether you require a dedicated race board or a reliable training board to accompany you between hardboard competitions, Vortex Air will keep you highly competitive.

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 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
  • Riding level Advanced
  • Ideal rider weight Up to 90 kg
  • Rider weight Up to 65 kg, Up to 70 kg, Up to 75 kg, Up to 80 kg, Up to 85 kg, Up to 90 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 26" | 66 cm 5.9” | 15 cm 274