Funbox Pro 12' 6" x 29"
|Redwood Paddle Funbox Pro 12'6" x 29"|
About Redwood Paddle
‘Funbox’ is the name Redwood Paddle give to all of their inflatable boards, the ‘Pro’ moniker is used for the 4 boards at the top end of the inflatable range, two 12’6” race boards, a 12’6” explorer board and the 14’ x 27” race board.
What’s in the box?
About the board
The 2018 board is a good looking bit of kit in red and white with some simple but bold logo details to remind you about the brand. From the front there is a RWP skull and cross paddle / board logo proudly on the nose then two reminders of the length of the board and an asymmetrically logo’d white deck pad with RWP running down the right hand side. There are three good quality handles set into the deck pad, the two at the sides are offset towards the front of the board and are ideally placed for BOP style races where a bit of running with the board is called for. The deck also has a 4 point bungee for carrying kit and a good quality stainless steel D ring at the rear for your leash, not supplied. On the rails you’ll find the board dimensions and a little more branding.
The finish was excellent with no excess glue showing, even taping and no bubbles or bumps. On the scales she came in slightly above the 11.5kg quoted on the Redwood Paddle website, my scales showing 11.8kg for the board (with bungee cord) and fin.
On the water
The hard edge at the stern certainly makes a visual difference to the wake, the water has far less disturbance than the tail of a standard iSUP. If this makes any noticeable difference it’s hard to tell. I could feel no drawback from it and I think it looks good. The ability to get back and turn this board is flattering, so much so that I stayed dry despite my best attempts to get wet.