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SipaBoards, the world’s first self-inflating and jet-propelled smart SUP, delivers all the advantages of inflatables, like easy storage and transport, at the same time boldly breaking new ground with self-inflation and several hours of paddle assist from the electric jet motor.
Sleek and smart design provides users with the absolute best paddling experience. The self-inflation feature makes it a breeze to hit the water, while the motor-assist helps paddlers overcome difficult winds and currents, extend their range, and find that idyllic hidden spot. They are the perfect first SUP, with a wealth of features to impress paddlers of all ages and ability levels.
The innovative design has picked up a prestigious Red Dot Award 2015, taking the honors in the competition’s highest category - the Best of the Best. At this year’s ISPO - the world’s largest multi-segment sports exhibition - SipaBoards was chosen as a finalist in summer hardware category of ISPO Brand New Award.
SipaBoards Air - More Innovation in 2016
After initial success of the first campaign, SipaBoards is set to introduce a whole new product line on Kickstarter in March - SipaBoards Air. By user demand, it features a fully-integrated self-inflation system built right into the board. With a touch of a button the automatic pump will ensure that the SipaBoard Air pumps up to the perfect pressure while the paddler gets ready for their session.
The company is also set to unveil new board shapes in 2016, namely the All Rounder, a great board for the whole family, the Fisherman, to help paddlers hook the perfect catch, and Balance (yoga) model, for tons of stability and serenity on the water.
The new paddleboard concepts were first introduced at Paddle Expo in Nuremberg and will again be on display at ISPO Munich from January 24 - 27.
About the Red Dot ‘Best of the Best’ Award
The Red Dot: Best of the Best is awarded for innovative design and is the highest individual award in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. Only the outstanding products in a category receive this award – in 2015, only 81 products from 31 categories were given the sought-after seal of quality.
Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award:
“For 60 years, the most-respected design experts have been convening every year in Essen to seek out the best designs. This year we had a record number of almost 5,000 entries – a huge amount of work for our jury members, who assessed each individual product, and a special value of the distinction due to the high standard. The laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 have demonstrated exceptionally high achievements and have thus been deservedly successful in the world’s largest design competition.”