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ERS SUP Construction

Build It Tough And Keep It Light


ERS TECH DUAL™ is the core technology we use to construct the best stand up paddle boards on the water. Our HYBRID CORE CONSTRUCTION in used in all our boards and is the DNA that makes an ERS board the best inflatable on the market. In 2019 we have used two core construction processes to ensure the right SUP is available to everyone and for use in any water environment. The DUAL aspect refers to the core components of a SUP board which are the shell material and rail which need to perform together to get the best out of the shape.

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Design


An ERS stand up paddle board is the perfect blend of modern material science, focused physics, and art inspired visuals. Our 2019 line up was built on our previous series boards that were a massive success for us in the performance SUP board market, and showed just how well an inflatable SUP could perform – if it was built right.

2019 series boards incorporate a development several years in making with our Enhanced Dynamic Rail – built directly into the boards! No unwieldy rods or attachments we developed a material and process to stiffing the rail during enhanced activity such as surfing and whitewater while taking on almost no weight penalty.

Balance – Speed – Durability

A board’s design can only be as good as what it is made from and we have developed the most advanced SUP material and construction to ensure trouble free performance. Both of our core designs feature material enhancements that provide enhanced rigidity, while keeping the boards lightweight and making your paddling sessions fun and enjoyable.

Base Materials

The CORE structure of our inflatable paddle boards is a resilient PVC but the secret is in the layering which produces a structure that is flexible enough to inflate, deflate, and roll up. The PVC layers are bound together with a high tensile string bound structure which allows the board to hold the intended shape when inflated. Below is a brief description the material layers and internal structure of our two constructions.

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V3 CORE™

The V3 Core is the evolution of our time tested construction which has a second layer of military grade fabric thermally fused to the inner core. It is an additional production step that allows custom tuning of the board properties for the specific design parameters. Weight, strength, flex, and wear properties are all accurately controlled by means of thermal flex layering. It is a more costly process but it allows us to produce the highest quality performance boards without compromise.
The V3 Core series feature a diamond groove grip texture on the deck pad and LRC™ Fin System for the SUP rider who wants to tune their ride to their environment and paddling style.

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SKYLAKE FUSION™

The SKYLAKE Fusion construction is built around a high tensile inner core that is fusion bonded to an integral layer of hard wearing PVC, resulting in a lightweight board with exceptional strength and rigidity. They also feature longer deck pads with high grip diamond groove at the tail and smoother croc skin texture on the rest of the board, which enhances comfort for all the things you might want to do on a SUP.
The SKYLAKE Fusion boards continues the design principles we started with our original SKYLAKE boards in that we wanted a SUP that was practically bulletproof and provide years of enjoyment to it’s user. SKYLAKE are available in GREEN (Permanent Unbreakable Fins) or BLUE (LRC™ Fin System)

COMPONENTS AND MATERIALS


The quality feel of a board is a synergy effect that requires all components working together – it isn’t only about the base material construction. While making a great SUP board starts with the raw materials, the key is combining quality materials, components, and design that keeps the board light and high-performing while ensuring longevity for its owner. Below are some of the enhancements we design into our boards which add to the overall experience:

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CORE CONSTRUCTION

We use the best PVC core available in our boards but have developed techniques to reduce weight. Our PVC fabrics, rail enhancements and coatings are among the strongest on the market yet our boards weigh only 18-27lbs!

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40% THICKER deck pads

Cheap deckpads can wear because they are the place where all the action happens. We use a more resilient rubber on our pads that resists wear, disperses pressure, and provides an exceptional grip for the rider.

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FLEXIBLE FIN SETUPS

We experimented for several years with different fin boxes until we were satisfied we had a keeper. Our fin boxes are versatile and will take standard FCS™ fins. Our fixed fins are unbreakable and trouble-free.

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QUALITY HARDWARE.

Only the best. D-rings, handles, bungee cords. We specify with our factory to use the highest grade components and a specific manufacturing techniques in order to maintain a board that keeps its structural integrity even in intense heat or cold.