Courtesy of Green Water Sports, John Hibbard from Red Paddle Co walks us through the new RSS battens from 2021.
Hi guys, John Hibbard here from Red Paddle Co HQ. I’d like to introduce to you the 2021 RSS batten. First thing you’ll notice, a new color, day glow orange. This makes it much easier to find on the beach when you’re packing up at the end of a long day. You won’t lose it in the sand or in the long grass. So a great customer experience.
You’ll also notice it’s extremely durable. In fact, it’s basically unbreakable. So if it gets stood on inside the bag or on the beach, it’s not going to break. If you leave it inside your board and forget that it’s in there when you come to roll the board up, you’re not going to break or splinter the batten by mistake. You can just remove it once you’ve remembered, and carry on as normal.
It’s extremely durable. It’s also a polycarbonate material which means it’s recyclable, so it can be recycled in household recycling. But it works exactly the same as the old batten. The performance it delivers is exactly the same. It fits into the pocket and the force of the rider goes down across the thin edge.
It is slightly different when it comes to being put inside the board. I’m going to show you that now. So you pump the board up to about 1 or 2 PSI, same as normal, put the board on its rail. Then just put the first inch or so of the batten into the batten pocket. This is where there’s a difference in technique.
For the rest of the details, and to see how these RSS Battens are used, head to Red Paddle Co at Green Water Sports.