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Red Paddle Co: 9’4” Snapper Kids SUP Board Package

Red Paddle Co: 9’4” Snapper Kids SUP Board Package

Red Paddle Co: 9’4” Snapper Kids SUP Board Package
Overall
4.5
  • DURABILITY
  • SPEED
  • VERSATILITY
  • CONSTRUCTION
  • STABILITY
  • APPEARANCE
  • PERFORMANCE

Pros

  • Lightweight and portable.
  • Easy to carry.
  • Easy to use.
  • Maneuvers wells.
  • Glide smoothly.
  • Great all-around board.
  • Designed for kids.
  • Deck net storage.
  • Soft deck pad.
  • Grooved tail pad.
  • Stable and rigid.
  • Comfortable grab and carrying handles.

Cons

  • Leash not included.
SUP boarding is so fun the whole family will want to get involved, that’s why Red Paddle Co designed a board for everyone like the 9’4” Snapper Kids iSUP. This junior inflatable SUP was designed for kids to setup, transport and operate all by themselves. If you’re a junior paddler or just a smaller grown up the lightweight Snapper provides plenty of confidence inspiring stability and supportive rigidity so you can focus on having a whole lot of fun. From flat waters to beach waves the Whip is the perfect all-around iSUP to add to your family collection.

Get to Know Red Paddle Co

The Red Paddle Co, a leader in the stand-up paddle board industry, is a company driven by innovation, passion and performance. Red Paddle Co products are all made in an in-house production facility under close supervision guaranteeing nothing but the best hits the market. Red Paddle Co boards are the ultimate combination of function and form.

The Red Paddle Co invests their time in their products with a close attention to detail and their customers with a full 2-Year warranty on each of their boards. As a bonus, if you purchase any of the inflatable SUPs from the 2020 range you are qualified for an extended 5-Year warranty. All you need to remember to do is register your board within three months of purchase.

The Board Basics

The Snapper measures at 9’4” and is just long enough to provide stability for little riders but is not so big that little hands can’t carry it themselves. The board is 27” wide which should be plenty of space for smaller paddlers, if you’re a grown paddler using the Snapper you may run into some balance issues. Again with the kids in mind the whole board only weighs 17 lbs and packs down into the included backpack for effortless transportation. The Snapper features a molded iFin system, less moving parts makes it easier for kids to operate. The pliable fins fold down with the board and pop right back up to perky upon inflation.

LengthWidthWeightWeight Capacity
9’4”27”17 lbs132 lbs

Fin configuration: Tri-fin; fixed

Building the Board

Made from MSL Fusion technology and Tec Air construction the Snapper is an extremely rigid and lightweight iSUP; no air leakage is guaranteed from the machine laminated seams. The body of the snapper is specially crafted for kids to maneuver in any water condition, a narrow nose and wide deck pad provide stability at lower speeds. The top deck of the Snapper is covered in embossed EVA foam with a diamond grooved tail pad for better grip when surfing and turning.

A soft carrying handle is in the center of the board for transporting and grab handles are at the nose and tail of the board for help when launching and docking. A leash point and inflation valve is located at the tail of the board and the nose holds the most useful feature; the deck net. Attached with six multi-purpose D-rings the deck net provides a secure space for extra gear or a place to hold your paddle when you feel like taking a break. The Snapper has simple yet useful features and really provides an opportunity for young riders to really gain some independence.

What’s Included

A standard Red Paddle Co premium accessory package is included with the Snapper. You receive your board in the exclusive all-terrain backpack with a foil lining for protecting your gear in any temperature. The Snapper also comes with a super easy-to-use Titan pump for fast inflation, as well as a repair kit and waterproof phone pouch.

On the Water

Whether you’re a first time junior paddler or a big kid looking to practice some surf, the Snapper could not be easier to use. All of the features of the Snapper are useful yet simple so kids can focus on learning to balance and paddle. This board is the perfect platform to use for learning and practice. The stability and glide inspire confidence, and the board doesn’t move fast enough to scare the smallest of riders.

The Snapper is easy to paddle and even easier to maneuver, kids will enjoy it so much they will forget they’re learning. Turning is easy and for the first hundred or so falls, the deck pad provides a safe landing space. Choppier waters are easy to handle but flat waters are where the Snapper really shines.

Pros and Cons: An Explanation

What is there not to love about this simply designed yet functional iSUP? The only thing we wish to see is the inclusion of an ankle leash, for a board designed for children it would be nice to have the extra safety features included.

Where to Purchase Products

If you are on the hunt for a Red Paddle Co board for yourself, you’re in luck. You can purchase these amazing boards directly from the company website; from a number of retailers online and unlike many other companies, you can even find Red Paddle Co boards in select retail stores.

Last Words

When the kids are tired of being passengers and are ready for their own iSUP, the Snapper 9’4” is the perfect way to give the little ones some much needed freedom and fun. The Snapper is easy to control in any water condition, as long as you don’t take your first timer down the rapids. The all-around size and functionality of the Snapper ensure that the kids can use it from those first paddles to their first race, hopefully. If you’re little rider is ready to learn some sweet moves, gain independence and practice some responsibility, why not put the Snapper under the Christmas tree?

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