Red Paddle Co: 9’6” Wild Whitewater SUP Board Package
- Unique shape designed to take on rushing waters.
- Durable material.
- Reinforced construction.
- Extra grip deck pad.
- Raised kick pad.
- Rigid and stable.
- Multiple carrying handles.
- Cargo grips.
- Deck net storage.
- Extra grab handles.
- Short fins for shallow water.
- Leash not included.
[ez-toc]Take white water rafting to a whole new extreme with a thrilling ride on a whitewater SUP. The Wild 9’6” from Red Paddle Co is a uniquely shaped whitewater ready inflatable SUP specially designed for taking on raging rivers from anywhere in the world. The Wild is an ultra-portable board with extreme performance capabilities perfect for experienced riders seeking thrills in more exciting places.
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
Red Paddle Co performed extensive R&D before crafting the Wild, the 9’6” board has a squared off midsection at 34” wide for increased maneuverability and uncompromised stability in choppy waters. The board itself can hold up to 265 pounds so even larger riders can get their thrills too. A molded quad-iFin setup features short fins for shallow waters with a removable center fin for better tracking and control in calmer conditions. The solid Wild weighs a full 28 pounds and can be transported in the included all-terrain backpack.
|9’6”||34”||28 lbs||265 lbs|
Fin configuration: Quad-fin setup; fixed, single center fin; removable
Building the Board
Red Paddle Co used their exclusive MSL Fusion technology in order to make a bombproof board capable of cutting through boiling waters and taking a few blows from sharp rocks. The specially designed shape of the Wild was designed to break in and out of the rushing river while maintaining control over the chop. The top deck is covered in diamond grooved embossed foam for extra traction when things start to get slippery. Three easy to grab handles are in the center of the board for added safety and peace of mind while there is a grab handle each at the nose and tail of the board for loading in and out of the water. The raised tail pad allows you to feel the edge of your board and where your foot needs to be without taking your eyes off the water. There is a high-quality inflation valve at the tail of the board accompanied by the leash connect D-ring. Back up to the nose of the board we see a deck storage bungee system attached with 6 more multi-purpose D-rings. Three rubber cargo strips are under the bungee for keeping your gear securely in place, an especially nice feature to have when your ride is bound to be rocky.
Included with the Wild is the essential starter accessory pack. You receive a Red Paddle Co exclusive all-terrain backpack with foil lining for keeping all of your gear and accessories safe. A Titan dual chamber pump is also included in your purchase as well as a repair kit and waterproof phone pouch.
On the Water
The Wild feels stable and sturdy under the feet and the addition of extra grab handles is extremely useful especially since as a whitewater rafter you probably spend plenty of time falling off and getting back on your board. The Wild turns incredibly sharp and is a very easy to maneuver and responsive board, especially with the help of the raised kick pad. The curved rocker helps it cut through and stay in contact with the surface of the water. IF you are a beginner the Wild would probably be far too wild for you to control, this board is best left to the experts who have a better understanding of balance and stroke control.
Pros and Cons: An Explanation
The Wild was cleverly designed and is an extremely high performing board. The board offers plenty of grip and stability, the only complaint we have is the lack of safety leash in the accessory pack.
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.
As the demand for specialized iSUPs continues to grow more companies are producing rider and activity specific boards like Red Paddle Co. The Wild 9’6” is a one-of-a-kind whitewater SUP that sets the stage for the rest to follow. This extremely durable and high-performing board is truly something special. With a unique shape and functional features, whitewater enthusiasts everywhere are taking notice of what the Wild has to offer.