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About

Never Be Stranded Again
The days of being stranded and left fighting the wind are over! The Roll-Up Sail (RUS), the newest project by by Inventist, is a sail designed to fit on your paddle for use when Stand-Up Paddling (SUP). When you're in the water, the wind can be a real nuisance. It can work against you, constantly making it difficult for you to travel in the direction you want to go. The RUS allows you to enhance your day on the water by harnessing the wind's power.

The Elegant Solution
....You're out paddling, enjoying your beautiful surroundings, getting a good workout, suddenly you feel a rush of wind stopping you dead in your tracks. But you're strong, in good shape - what's a little wind after all? Then, after a few minutes of battling the breeze your arms tire and feel like they might just fall off. Not to worry! Simply un-roll the RUS, hold it out in front of you, and allow the wind to pull you on your way. As soon as the wind dies down, you can quickly and easily roll-up the RUS and secure it again. It wraps snugly around your paddle with an easy-to-grip C-clamp and will never be in your way when not in use!

A New Way to Enjoy Paddle Boarding
Along with solving the problem of wind resistance the Roll-Up Sail offers new ways to enjoy SUP. Using proper sailing technique, the RUS allows the rider to take their paddleboard crosswind and even upwind! You can do this by submerging the blade of your paddle in the water and holding it against the side of your board. The paddle will act like a centerboard, letting you travel upwind just like a sailboat. Our high quality Kevlar reinforced mono film sail is durable and will last years. It attaches to any paddle and can be used by beginners and advanced SUP riders, and anyone in between.

Inventist and Paddle Boarding
Here at Inventist we enjoy living in the great outdoors found in the Northwestern part of the United States . Many at our company headquarters enjoy the sports and exercise available in The Gorge, including SUP. But, The Gorge is also a very windy place. During the summer, you can see up to 100+ windsurfers and kiteboarders sailing across the Columbia river. And you can also see a few SUP'ers giving it their best shot to move somewhere, anywhere. Often though, they give up and let the current take them back to shore. They're exhausted and their day is over. From our own personal experience we have a unique understanding of what paddle boarding is to you, the riders. When we encountered a set-back in our favorite sport, we set out to make an improvement everyone will benefit from. We have taken the time to design the RUS just for you!

We Need You!
With your support we can produce and distribute the RUS. The Roll-Up Sail is proudly designed in Washington state, and will be manufactured in Oregon.

 Specs:

  • Weight - 1lb
  • Material - Kevlar Reinforced Monofilm

54 inch Model

  • Length - 54 inches 
  • Area - 10.8 feet sq. (1 meter sq.)

42 inch Model

  • Length - 42 inches
  • Area - 8.1 feet sq. (3/4 meter sq.)


To view our product portfolio please visit: www.Inventist.com
To visit our Facebook page please visit: www.Facebook.com/InventistInc

Risks and challenges

The majority of the cost is associated with placing a large enough order to begin production in Hood River, Oregon. We also need to make a mold for the C-clamp on the edge of the sail.

There is always a chance that product testing with the prototype will reveal necessary changes needed - however we can easily make those changes and stay on time for delivery. We are excited to bring a new product to the market that benefits the sport of paddleboarding for everyone!

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    APPRECIATION PACKAGE - Got a tight budget but still want to help? Every dollar counts, you will be incredibly appreciated and have the satisfaction of knowing you made the sport of SUP even better! Plus you will get exclusive backer updates throughout the production!

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    RECHARGEABLE PACKAGE - For your contribution you will receive the Alkacharger, one of our most popular inventions. It’s the only battery charger that can recharge up to 34 regular Alkaline type cells at once. The retail value of the Alkacharger is $39.99.

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    ROLL-UP SAIL PACKAGE - Get your very own RUS! You can choose either the 42" or the 55" version, depending on your paddle size. We will verify the length with you before we ship.

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    THE DOUBLE SAIL PACKAGE - You will receive two Roll-Up Sails. One for you and one for a friend! Your choice of the 42" or 55" version. Save on shipping.

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    ALUMINUM PADDLE + RUS - You will receive an aluminum paddle along with a Roll-Up Sail. Your choice of the 42" or 55" version. (Aluminum paddle normally $150 alone.)

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    CARBON FIBER PADDLE + RUS - You will receive a carbon fiber paddle along with your choice of either a 44" or 55" Roll-Up Sail. (Carbon Fiber paddle normally $270 alone.)

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    THE ULTIMATE OUTDOORS-MAN PACKAGE -
    We will send you your choice of either a 44" or 55" RUS, in addition to one of our best inventions yet - The Solowheel. With this package you can cruise by land or water!

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    TEAM INVENTIST PACKAGE - If you are a fan of our products this is for you! You will receive one of each of the following: Alkacharger, Orbitwheels, Lunicycle, Hovertrax, Solowheel, and of course your choice of either a 44" or 55" Roll-Up Sail.

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