SUP technology

SUP TECHNOLOGY

INFLATABLE BOARDS TECHNOLOGY

DOUBLE LAYER COLD WELDING TECHNOLOGY

The DOUBLE LAYER COLD WELDING TECHNOLOGY is our main construction. Featuring a second PVC layer, which is welded directly to the core layers and around the V-Drop Stitch material – the heart of each Reptile Inflatable. An additional third layer of coloured rail bands round off the highly durable and premium quality, with stylish optics of the deck print.
The benefits of the DOUBLE LAYER COLD WELDING construction when compared to the standard Double Layer technology is a 20 – 25 % reduction in weight, and around 25 – 30 % increase in stiffness. Simply the best inflatable technology out there!

  1. Extra rail-band reinforcement
  2. Second PVC rail layer
  3. First PVC rail layer
  4. Diamond grooving footpad
  5. DOUBLE LAYER COLD WELDING
  6. First PVC rail layer
  7. Drop Stitch core

BLADE

CARBON PADDLES TECHNOLOGY

BLADE

One of the most advanced techniques for making composite components is by using prepreg carbon fiber reinforcement, cured under heat and pressure to produce professional quality parts with a high quality surface finish, low resin content and excellent structural performance.

  1. All our blades are made using the Autoclave oven, cured at 120°, with a pressure of 6 bar. The best in terms of carbon fiber compaction and durability.
  2. Pre preg Twill Carbon 200 grams/m2 layers 45/45 degree for the torsions and impact resistence
  3. Pre preg UD Carbon 150 grams/m2 layers 0 degree for the flex characteristic
  4. Biax Carbon rail insert along the edge of the blade
  5. Pre Preg internal tube reinforcement in the shaft/blade connection area, to eliminate any extra flex and breakages.
  6. High expansion resin system core
  7. Handcrafted in Italy

SHAFT FISSO- REPTILE SHAFT REFLEX TECHNOLOGY

FIXED SHAFT- REPTILE SHAFT REFLEX TECHNOLOGY

SHAFT

Making the most innovative windsurfing masts since 2004, the Reptile Sup shaft is the natural evolution of what is the best in terms of lightness, durability and reflex.
Three words to describe the unique Reptile Shaft Reflex Technology.

LIGHTNESS
It’s easy to achieve this result if the best Pre preg UD and fabrics Carbon fibers meet an accurate Autoclave oven production process. The Reptile Shaft is one of the lightest shaft in the world.

DURABILITY
The worst enemies of a carbon composite product are the air bubbles between the fibers and the lack of the epoxy resin that couldn’t cover the carbon fibers. In both of that cases, we have a breakage.
With the Autoclave production process, all the Pre Preg Carbon fibers are perfectly compressed under a 6 bar pressure, and the epoxy resin system can cover the entire surface of the product.

REFLEX
Many brands created different shaft stiffness, as paddlers could find the most suitable for their style and characteristics. This is a very good idea.
But, if you go deeper in the composites field, you find that the epoxy resins and the carbon fibers ( which constitute the Prepreg carbon) are subject to a plus/minus 5% tolerance. This tolerance affects the weight and of course the flex of the product. It’s natural, it’s a composite characteristic.
So when a brand advertize that can create different shaft stiffness, it’s a TRUE story. When the numbers of the different stiffness are too close to each other, it’s a FALSE story, as the tolerance can cover and exceed those numbers.

Reptile developed two Flex Options to maximize your performance:

  • STIFF ( S39), for more direct transfer of energy and 75/90 kgs riders
  • SOFT ( S41), for a more gentle transfer of energy and 55/75 kg riders
    The stiffness is measured by applying 30kg in the center of the shaft, supported at 100cm distance to measure the deflection in mm.

SHAFT IN 3 PEZZI- HEXAGONAL TECHNOLOGY

The paddle COBRA 80 3-pcs benefits of the exclusive Reptile Hexagonal Connection, that eliminate any extra movement among the sections. Elegant and functional, is something that a SUP traveler can’t miss in his bag.

SHAFT GRIP

Coming from the windsurfing masts experience, the entire shaft has a Matt finish that ensures a prime control. In addition, the shrink tape releases on the shaft a unique “round filament” that helps the hands to get more grip during the sprint.

HANDLE-OLIVA ERGONOMICA

In fibra di carbonio 100%, pesa 25 grammi.