Stiffening Up

We’re really proud of the Rocker Stiffening System, or RSS. It’s unique to Red Paddle Co we designed and patented it to make some of our specialist boards even stiffer to deliver greater performance. It works by slotting two stiffening battens into pockets that are individually laminated onto the side of the board. We’ve proved this makes the board up to 40 per cent stiffer. RSS also features on our 100mm/3.93" boards (excluding 9’4") to bring them up to the same stiffness as our 120mm/4.72" boards, while maintaining the same manoeuvrability.


While the RSS batten has been shaped to give the best stiffness, the pocket into which it fits is also built to the highest quality. We build the pocket separately before laminating it to the board to ensure the very best fit and performance. No detail is missed to ensure the RSS system works to it’s full potential.

You won’t believe how much stiffer the boards are!

Depending on rider weight and inflation pressures they are up to 50% stiffer than other inflatable boards of the same size and thickness. It is now possible for 100kg+ riders to ride the shorter boards and adding it to the Race family, combined with FFC means the board is faster than you thought possible. The heavier the rider, the more the RSS comes into play. A revolution in inflatable board performance, our patented RSS System comes from our focus on only building inflatable boards and our belief that riding an inflatable board should not mean you have to compromise on performance, looks or quality.