Our Patented WikiRail, a flexible “hard rail” that creates a hard edge that reduces drag (making our boards faster and more stable) and a creates a sharper edge from which to turn dramatically improving maneuverability. The wiki rail gives an added width to the tail making for more flat surface area to increase stability. The hard 90 degree edge releases from the water more dynamically and easily than other inflatable paddle boards allowing for more speed with less effort. The Wiki rail will perform like a hard epoxy board when carving or surfing allowing for more drive with your turns.
WOVEN DROP STITCH
Its always been ULI’s mission to create lighter and more rigid inflatable paddle boards and surf boards than anyone. Most companies just add more material to side rails and stringers to stiffen the board which leaves the user with a heavier board.
But we figured out that it all comes down to the materials we use. For years the knitted drop stitch was the norm...until now.
Using new woven drop stitch technology on the top and the bottom of the board, we create a lighter, stronger, and stiffer performing board. “LESS STRETCH AND STIFFER PERFORMANCE”
The process starts with a glue-free PVC lamination. The new weave provides a structure for the polyester yarns – which gives the board its shape. The weave has less give than the traditional knitting method. Knitted fibers have soft and stretchy properties, whereas this new weaving is superior in stiffness, reflex, and rigidity. We’ve also taken away, cutting weight by 15% on average. The yarn threads are reduced per square centimeter for better reflex, less plastic and a lighter paddle board. We make a lighter paddle board with increased strength, inflexibility and rigidity that will out perform most inflatables.