The smallest of the Ride family is the 9’8” Ride, a board designed for all-round usage for lighter riders.
You’ll get the best out of it if you’re under 70kg/155lb, but that doesn’t exclude heavier riders. In fact, for heavier riders, the 9’8” makes a great surf shape. Key to the Ride’s versatility are its dimensions. It’s 787mm/31” wide and 100mm/3.93” thick, which makes it a stable but manoeuvrable board. It’s a great board for beginners, but because it’s been stiffened with our RSS battens, it delivers a fantastic experience for more advanced riders too, 37% stiffer with the RSS. The 9’8” Ride also has cargo tie-downs on the front for a dry bag.
MSL fusion composite and airtight coating, MSL involves fusing a second layer of hard-wearing polymer to the dropstitch core at the raw material stage, removing hand gluing errors. The high-tech industrial process also saves almost 2kg in weight and makes the boards stiffer at lower pressures.
For 2018, we’ve added a special screw thread to all of our boards that is compatible with RAM MOUNTS products,the world leading accessory bracket manufacturer. Enabling you to securely attach a range of accessories, from GPS devices and cameras to fishing rods and cup holders.
IN-FIN-ITELY BETTER.We have tested every system currently available and even developed fin systems of our own to find the best solution. Nothing comes close to our tried and tested iFin system on our allround boards. Zero warranty requests since we started using the system mean that we remain confident that it is the best option. No tools, replacements or spares are needed for the iFin system – it won’t fail.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
The Nine Eight Ride comes complete with the best backpack in the business, a repair kit, RSS Battens, waterproof phone case and a Red Paddle Co pump leaving you more time to paddle.
Package Includes -
Red Paddle Co Backpack
US fin box system
Free water resistant phone case
3 piece Alloy Red Paddle co paddle....or choose upgrade
2018 Ram mount for attaching your GPS devices, cameras or fishing rods
FREE DELIVERY (Excl Scottish Highlands & Europe)
Your Paddle choice - ALL OF THE PADDLES WE SELL WITH THIS PKG FIT INTO THE BAG (Break into 3 pieces) -Think of your choice of paddle seriously - It's all about comfort , like trying to play tennis with a cheap racket vs a lighter better one , they both do the same thing but I know which racket I'd prefer to play with ! less muscle fatigue, quicker paddle transfers, faster response and better power transfer with carbon.
Your choice of paddle is either determined by your budget or how you experience paddling - Alloy is heaviest , Glass fibre is in the middle and Carbon is lightest.
All paddles do the same thing , its just down to preference and enjoyment.
The Carbon, Glass & Carbon/ Nylon 2018 Red Paddle co Paddles feature the Leverlock adjustment - making adjustment on the fly with one hand easier with minium fuss maximum flexibility.