Red Paddle Co: Max Race Kids 10’6”
- Sleek graphics.
- Lightweight durable design.
- Multiple grab handles.
- RSS enforced rails.
- Comfortable deck pad.
- Double nose runner.
- Removable fin.
- Two leash points.
- Agile and stable.
- Glides quickly.
- Turns sharply.
- Built for kids and smaller riders.
- Paddle not included.
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The Max Race is not just limited to kids though; it doubles as a compact racing iSUP suitable for smaller riders. The narrow outline of the board and double nose runner force the water out of your way so you can glide forward faster. Not only is the Max Race a fierce competitor but it is also a great travel companion.
Get to Know About Red Paddle Co
The Red Paddle Co, a leader in the stand-up paddleboard 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 10’6” Max Race comes in two widths, as mentioned before, 24” and 26” are available offering options to a wider audience of riders. This compact racing board is perfect for kids and smaller riders on account of its reduced weight of only 14 pounds; kids can carry it, setup and use the Max Race by themselves.
With that being said, this model can only hold riders up to 132 pounds, if you are a larger rider looking for a racing iSUP; Red Paddle Co has an Elite series of racing boards made just for you. Both widths of the Max Race offer plenty of maneuverability without compromising stability.
|10’6”||24”||14 lbs||132 lbs||Check Price|
|10’6”||26”||14 lbs||132 lbs||Check Price|
Fin configuration: Single removable
Building the Board
The compact Max Race was constructed from Red Paddle Co.’s patented MSL Fusion technology. Between the bombproof core and RSS battens in the rails, this board has unrivaled rigidity and stiffness. The top deck is covered in smooth embossed EVA foam for added grip and comfort. Riders can slide their foot back and gain control overturns with the diamond grooved kick pad.
Three embroidered carrying handles are located on the board, one in the center and two at the nose of the board for pulling the board in and out quickly during races. Double nose runners help slice through the water keeping you on the surface gliding along past your competitors. There are two leash point options; one on the tail and one in the center of the board. The premium inflation valve is located at the tail of the board and under it is the removable center fin. The fin bolts into a US fin box and is swept back to reduce drag and avoid catching debris when you’re in the heat of a race.
Included with the Max Race is the standard Red Paddle Co accessory package. You will receive a specially lined backpack for keeping your board and accessories safe in extreme temperatures, the backpack has padded straps and integrated wheels for easy transport.
In addition, you will receive a Titan dual-chamber pump for fast inflation, a repair kit and a waterproof phone pouch; all handy and necessary accessories.
On the Water
The Max Race may look small but it sure is mighty. The board feels stable and balanced under your feet and takes almost no effort to paddle. The narrow body allows the board to glide swiftly high atop the water covering a longer distance in shorter time. Flat water or chop are no challenge for the Max Race, the RSS battens keep the board rigid when turning and the double nose runners save you from nose diving. The deck pad offers plenty of grip when water comes on board and the diamond grooved kick pad is a nice feature; you can feel where your foot needs to go. Not only does the Max Race inspire confidence in young or new riders but will also foster independence in young riders as they can manage the board by themselves from starting line to finish.
Pros and Cons: An Explanation
For such a compact board the Max Race sure has a load of features and performance power, there is so much to like about this feisty racer, it was difficult to find a flaw. The only thing we wish to see is more included accessories, like a paddle or even an included leash.
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.
So, if it’s a compact, transportable, high-performing racing SUP you’re after the Max Race is the inflatable board for you. Well, it’s for you if you’re a kid or a small adult, either way this lightweight racing iSUP from Red Paddle Co is super easy to use and take on the go. From first races to crossing international finish lines the Max Race will be there for you.