Red NineSix

The best thing about our inflatable boards is that you can take them anywhere to any area of water – We wanted a board that would perform well where ever you wanted to take it. Taking the concept of the 10’6” and pushing it all down into the 9’6” has created a board that rides down whitewater rivers exceptionally well, paddles up the creek to the campsite or catches a swell off the sandbar.

It’s the perfect board for expanding the whitewater river side of our sport.

Unlike other brands that are following the narrow nose design concept we know from our testing that the wide nose adds stability and control on the river and opens up a new world of “skate park” style river riding – A whole new area to explore. Our New Zealand test crew are pushing the boundaries with this side of the sport – watch this space for action from the NZ crew.


Length: 9’6″
Width: 32″
Thickness: 4″
Colour Options: HorizonCali
  1. Robust double layer construction for strength, stiffness and consistent rocker shape
  2. EVA deck – non slip without abrasion
  3. Special ‘Air Block’ membrane eliminates leakage – no loss of air pressure
  4. 10 stitch per inch internal structure – no shape distortion
  5. Quadruple Rail Construction

Why Red?

This is a question we get asked all the time.Almost as though they are trying to catch us out and wait for us to admit that our boards are just standard inflatables.The really good thing is that there is a major difference between us and all the other brands and it doesn’t take us long to explain.

You can pretty much narrow the differences down as far as the boards go to two very important factors:

Internal Construction

All Red Air boards use our Quadruple Rail construction. In an inflatable board there is one massive area of weakness – the rails.This is where the material is joined and this is where you would have problems if you were ever going to get a leak.The Rails on a Red Air are 4 x thicker than any other brand.You could wear through 3 layers and still have an air tight board.All other boards are single layer – it only takes one contact with a sharp edge to rip a hole in a single rail board creating disaster. It isn’t just a case of sticking extra layers on.We place each layer in the right place and join them exactly.

Air Pressure

All Red Air boards can take a lot of air pressure. Most other brands only recommend 15psi (any more than this and the risk of explosion or leaks increases).We have pressure tested our boards to 3 times this pressure.The harder the board the better it performs. Don’t settle for a 15psi max board. Get a Red – The real deal.

The third factor is that we are 100% inflatable.We don’t do anything else.We are specialists and we know more than most about inflatable boards.We are passionate about our brand, the inflatable concept and we use the boards ourselves.There is no comparision.

We are sure that once you try a Red you will love it.The proof is in the paddling.

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