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Vortex Air 14'0 x 26" - Inflatable SUP set - Race

The Vortex Air 14’ x 26” inflatable race SUP board is designed for medium to heavy-weight riders who benefit from a board offering just that bit more stability to be able to paddle with confidence. Sleek and fast, the Vortex Air is a one of kind inflatable SUP design.

€999.00
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Description

The 26” wide Vortex Air 14’ inflatable SUP race board delivers top performance and speed for the medium to heavy paddler, the 26” width providing added stability in choppy waters when encountered. With high top-end speeds and long glides between strokes, riders up to 90kg can expect to get the best from this board. With 305 litres of volume, it rides high over most water conditions you might expect when racing or during your regular paddling sessions.

The widest apex of the board is located just forward of the paddler, emphasising maximising stability in the forward section of the board. A long taper narrowing towards the tail ensures fast water run off, low drag and easy turns. For sprint racing or grinding over long distances, the Vortex Air SUP inflatable race board excels in a class of its own. Use the Vortex for racing at home or away, or travel with it for training for your hardboard racing when travelling with your hardboard isn’t convenient. 

Underfoot, the soft EVA  non-slip decking provides positive traction and comfort even when paddling at maximum speed, providing support and comfort during longer paddling sessions. For beach starts, we’ve added a Le Mans-style angulated handle mounted on the left forward side for grab-and-run starts and fast recovery when leaving the water. To promote fast water run-off and reduced back eddies at the tail, we’ve included a fast-flow hard-edged rail at the tail of the board. This gives the board an edge over conventional inflatable SUP race boards. Add to this our all-carbon super light (121g) 8” weed-free race fin, and you have the ultimate inflatable race board that stands out above the ordinary. For added performance, there’s a robust step-back pad to execute radical buoy turns confidently. Regarding fabrication, we’ve applied our Twine-X® dual layer PVC, fused into a thin single layer, drop stitched with 15,000 woven polyester threads/m2, ensuring the Vortex Air is a lightweight SUP race board of exceptional quality. It includes a bag, repair kit, carbon race fin and leg leash.

The Vortex Air 14’ x 26” is a unique performer, narrow enough to be super fast while instilling confidence in the rider over a variety of water conditions and is ideal for the medium-weight rider of 80kg concerned about balance, while for the heavier 90kg rider, the 305-litre volume will easily accommodate you.

Included equipment
  • Paddle Not included
  • 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 Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal rider weight Up to 100 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, Up to 95 kg, Up to 100 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)
14'0 | 427 cm 26" | 66 cm 5.9” | 15 cm 305