During 2014, Mistral is set to launch the World’s first inflatable stand up paddleboard (iSUP) range, manufactured using a revolutionary new internal construction technology.
US Box fin System: 20 cm | 7‘8“
Up to this point in the sport’s history, iSUP boards have for the most part, relied upon a manufacturing technology which uses a drop-stitch material. Thanks to the outstanding ability and experience of technicians working in cooperation with Mistral, combined with European based state-of-the-art production facilities and technology, coated fabrics of superb quality using multiple-layers of PVC, have been developed successfully and are now being manufactured exclusively for Mistral.
The requirements for coated fabrics are becoming more and more diverse, whether they need be flame-retardant, tear-resistant, anti-static or highly weatherproof. Modern manufacturing technology and quality control of the production processes, now guarantees the highest levels of safety and quality.
The double-wall fabric is a three-dimensionally woven structure, the two basic fabrics interlinked with numerous spacer threads. Instead of using single linear polyester threads, this new German advanced technology, incorporates a woven, drop-down construction. The result is a much lighter, durable and stiffer board.
• Made in Europe with superior raw materials and 100% REACh Certificated quality
• Woven drop-down construction replacing unstable Jersey drop-down knitting
• Lightest and most torsion stiff double wall fabric worldwide
• Warp and weft tensile strength up to 50% more durable than existing technology
• Airtight coating
• High tensile strength
• High stiffness
• Extremely light boards (ca 1.94kg/ m2)
• 1,0 bar of pressure provides for enough stiffness
• Can take high pressure
• Excellent high stress distribution
• Durable and UV-resistant
• Strict pre-testing on quality and pressure
All components of the double-wall fabrics used are compliant with the European Community regulation on Chemicals -REACh no. 1907/2006 (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals). The aim of REACh is to improve the protection of human health and the environment. There are absolutely no prohibited substances such as lead or cadmium in the fabrics used, making this product unique in the world! The fabrics are manufactured in Germany under the internationally recognized quality norm DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 with air. All components of the double-wall fabrics used are compliant with the European Community regulation on Chemicals -REACh no. 1907/2006 (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals).
Processing of technical textiles and of double-wall fabrics in particular, requires maximum precision and care. For this reason, manufacturing of these new Mistral iSUP boards is from within a Mistral controlled European company and factory, featuring completely new and modern production facilities overseen by highly trained staff and technicians.
Exact cutting and detailed markings of the surfaces to be glued are essential, being that the upper and lower layers of a cut must be absolutely congruent. To compensate for any possible process intolerances of the double-wall fabric, including weft distortion, Mistral’s production process, ensures cuts are measured both longitudinally and transversely and that only the best 2-component glues, fabrics and additional components are used.
Environmental protection is a decisive part of our thinking As a modern international company, Mistral’s thinking is not merely local or national but most significantly, global. Minimization of environmental damage, maximization of efficiency and economy of use of raw materials with a mission to ensure protection and care for our natural resources – are integral to the entrepreneurial principles of Mistral.
MISTRAL HI-TECH INFLATABLES
There are inflatables on the market with a smaller price tag but remember, you always get what you pay for! As you trust the board that keeps you afloat it is wise to do your home work first and make sure the board you are buying is strong, very durable, well constructed and a reliable travel companion. Mistral inflatable SUP boards are made using heavy duty pvc, hardened rubber materials and have multiple layers of urethane, polymer and uv protection to create a protective barrier around a drop stitch core.
VERY STRONG DROP STITCH CONSTRUCTION
With drop stitch construction, thousands of fine polyester threads connect both the top and bottom layers, creating a stronger link that can withstand much higher pressures. Higher pressure make for a more rigid floor, which can enhance paddling performance. This process creates a highly durable and extremely rock-hard rigid inflatable board offering a ride very similar to a regular hard board.
EASY FOR STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION
The Mistral inflatables are very durable and light to carry and can be used for a variety of paddling, from entry level cruising to speed racing and from paddling in the surf to beginners in SUP (rental) centers. These exceptional SUPs are easily stored in apartments, in the overhead compartments of planes or in the back of your car.
All Mistral iSUPs are supplied with a high-pressure hand pump with pressure gauge, repair kit and a sturdy, indestructible backpack with air vents and padded straps.
My favorite gear:
Login first to add this to your Likes or Haves.
Login first to add this to your Likes or Haves.
Cruiser Inflatable 12'6"
1227 0 2 0 0
Construction & Material
|Please login to see full stats.|