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Last updated January 13, 2016

Moved to Pendleboard.com - Hardtail Inflatable Paddle Board

The third generation of Paddleboards, SUP, Surfboards, Surf, Windsurf Hardtail Inflatables is coming, build the story with us!

Moved to Pendleboard.com - Hardtail Inflatable Paddle Board

The third generation of Paddleboards, SUP, Surfboards, Surf, Windsurf Hardtail Inflatables is coming, build the story with us!

£9,004
pledged of £30,000pledged of £30,000 goal
25
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 13 2016
Last updated January 13, 2016

About

Hi everyone,
Thanks for backing and sharing the Pendleboard Project.

We have canceled funding on our Kickstarter campaign to continue on our website www.pendleboard.com
Boards are available for shipping worldwide at a lower price, please place your order and don't hesitate contacting us for any questions: info@pendleboard.com
Contact me directly: www.facebook.com/mat.pendle 

None of you will be charged for your pledge by Kickstarter
Updates and news on www.facebook.com/pendleboard

This is a new type of paddle board that incorporates new technology to give a practical solution to the problem of transport and storage without compromising on performance. This new generation of boards will increase the accessibility of the sport to more people. The goal of this campaign is to get the first boards distributed around the world, to build a rider community to promote the concept, to discover the potential and to gear up for mass production.

We have already completed a first pre-production batch of SUPs to use for video-photo production, promotion and to present to the press. Additional boards from this batch are available for our early backers and will be shipped almost immediately at the end of the campaign. After that, we will ship according to production output and backing date, meaning that the first backers will be shipped first.

 Mat Pendle in Mauritius where he lives and invented the Pendleboard Hardtail Air SUP / Windsurf / Surf concept. Full story here

This video clip is a compilation of what we invite you to be part of - all the riding is done with the Pendleboard 8'6 and 9'6 from this campaign. We also see possibilities for WindSUP / Windsurf using same standard 8'6 and 9'6 SUP, but we are still working on the best foot mast solution with a retrofit system. Just try and imagine with us what the next steps could be.

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Production once setup will be open to other SUP, Surf and Windsurf brands that already see the potential. Surf Shop owners are supporting the concept and have already ordered the first sample boards. But we see the need for more early adopters to accelerate the production process and enable the concept to break through. Backers of this project are pioneer riders who are contributing to the evolution of the sport - this is more than just getting a new board.

The Pendleboard is the first of its kind, a new generation of Paddle Boards that combines fibreglass and inflatable technology in an innovative way. The result is a highly compact, high performance SUP surfboard, that deflates and folds up for easy travel and storage.

  Article in SUPBOARDER:  Inflatable or hard ?  Pro’s and Con’s link

Now the Pendleboard project is offering a third category of SUP boards combining the best of both existing inflatable and hard board categories.
Understand the Hardtail Air SUP Concept

The Pendleboard is a high quality EPS, epoxy, fiberglass, compression molded board with carbon, bamboo,  high density PVC foam sandwich reinforcement construction and a quick-to-inflate nose (45 seconds) built with high quality laminated PVC and Dropstitch, the board rides and feels like a normal hardboard, but can fold up and fits in a convenient bag. 

You can store it anywhere in your house; carry it as a backpack and ride your bike or skateboard to the water; put it in the trunk of your car or just on the back seat; and it's easy to carry on the train, bus or plane.

For the first time, this new board category opens up a world of SUP opportunities for the whole family, from beginner to expert riders - no more compromise between the convenient storage of a full inflatable and the performance of a rigid board. 

Now the same compact board can be used to have fun and keep fit on lakes, rivers and on the ocean, always keeping the door wide open to the thrill of small and big wave riding.

Safe in crowds thanks to the inflatable nose - Mario from Le Morne Kite School, Mauritius

 All this is with the same board that packs into a backpack bag !

With the Pendleboard, you can have your board with you in your car all the time, and have no excuse for not taking one hour out of your day to get on the water and regenerate your mind and body

 Outdoor Relaxing, Yoga,  Moments we all need.

" For a paddler reliant on inflatable tech who wants to properly step it up in the surf, the Pendleboard must surely be the leading choice. "

 http://www.sup-internationalmag.com/pendleboard-86-test-report/

This board rips (in a surf way, not in a construction way!) and is so much fun. Added reassurance when things get busy as you know you've got the safest board in the water "  
https://www.facebook.com/TheSurfSanctuary/posts/909737702398533

The Pendleboard has been designed as a pack including the pump, a carbon 3-part paddle, 4 side fins and board bag.

 Important:From all of our testing and feedback, the board is very stable for its size. In general, our riders say it is as stable as a regular hardboard that is 1 foot longer - this because of the extra volume and width in the nose. The table below is to help select the best size for you - both sizes have same hard tail shape and size, but the nose section is wider and longer on the larger size.

£1 (approx 1.5 USD, 1.4 Euro) : Thank You for spreading the word
£20 (approx 30 USD, 28 Euro): Pendleboard Founders Club
£836 (approx 1267 USD, 1162 Euro)  8'6 Pendleboard Pack
£862(approx 1307 USD, 1199 Euro)  9'6 Pendleboard Pack

 Board Pack includes:

  • 1 x Pendleboard Hardtail Air SUP board:
    8'6" x 30" x  4" ≈ 134 L ≈ 9.8kg  or
    9'6" x 31" x 4" ≈ 154 L ≈ 10.7kg 
  • 1 x 3 piece adjustable carbon fibre paddle. The blade and handle are 100% pre-preg carbon fibre, the shaft is 80/20 carbon. ≈ 750g 
  • 1 x High volume, high pressure hand pump
  • 4 x Futures plastic fins (The board has a center US fin box for tri fin or single fin setup option)
  • 1 x Board bag with wheels and backpack straps
  • 1 x Repair kit 
Bag size is 130 x 80 x 16 cm and fits both the 8'6 and 9'6. Total bag weight with everything inside (Board, Paddle, Pump, Fins, Repair Kit): 8'6 approximately 14 kg and 9'6 approximately 15 kg. 

2 boards fit on back seat of a Suzuki Swift (pictured below)

Everything easily packs into the bag: your board, pump and paddle, leaving you a lot of extra space for your board shorts, wetsuit and leash. For travelling, you even have space for extra clothes and personal items, avoiding taking an extra suitcase.

 The board can be packed in its bag with its fins on, or the standard Futures fins can be taken off in a few seconds.

The board is equipped with a standard US center fin box an Futures boxes, so you can put in any fins of your choice.

The board is fully pumped up at 15 psi, the maximum pressure you can put in with the pump. The small inflated nose area allows you to pump it up in one go, taking about 40 to 50 seconds. In contrast, a full inflatable board will take you up to 5 min. Most people would have to rest every few minutes as the volume is much larger or use an electric pump.

The pump is from Bravo, designed for high volume and high pressure, and is the best on the market.

The 3 part adjustable carbon paddle fits perfectly into the bag. It is lightweight and high performance and the length can be changed in a few seconds to fit everyone.

*Become an automatic member of the Kickstarter Pendleboard Founders Club!

We aim to create together a community of users that can contribute to promoting the Hardtail Air SUP concept. Help us reveal the full potential and write this story with us. Be the first to know about all the latest Pendleboard cutting-edge innovative hardtail products and gear with access to behind the scene footage of the Pendleboard project. Get access to special contributor pricing available only to members of Pendleboard Founders Club. 

We will bulk ship from China to Europe and USA, and re-dispatch from there. Shipping and Tax are included for backers in the USA and Europe, but for some other countries we may ask you to pay the difference in the Shipping and Tax where needed.

We have worked with several logistics companies for many years and we will keep you fully updated by email with all the tracking info when your board is on the way to you.

Pendleboard inflatable and EPS / fiberglass SUP boards are warrantied against manufacturer’s defects. If there are any issues, we will communicate directly with you to solve the problem and gather your feedback to improve future production and design. 

Mat Pendle has already spent more than a year in China over the last 2 years working in different factories setting up production, as well as testing the boards in Mauritius, Australia and Europe with the team for over 2 years. This is the first time this kind of board has been produced although elements of the process such as gluing PVC on fiberglass is common in production of semi rigid rib crafts. The connection area between the inflated and rigid part has never failed.

Risks and challenges

Building and producing this new concept board is a challenge.
Mat Pendle has already spent over 14 months in several trips to China over the last 2 and half years, even living in the factory with the production team. He started with the first prototypes and set up an initial pre-production run to fully understand how to build the boards in the best possible way. This involved creating special tools, machines and learning specific skills.

This Kickstarter campaign will allow us to build more tools for larger scale production and to refine our production processes.

Overall we have very good control of the outline shape and the rocker line curve, which are essential for good performance. The connection area has been proven to be very strong, the complicated shaped epoxy hardtail in now pressure molded for stable quality.

Our main challenge is to have a stable skilled workforce as the boards are mostly handmade to ensure a high quality and well-finished product.

Mat has built full boards personally in the factory, and so he understands each step and what skills are needed. In some cases he had to modify his design to make it easier for the production team to achieve a stable high quality construction.

The only way to get the perfect board is to build boards and accumulate experience. We have successfully built many pre-production boards already but we are still trying to improve further. We will communicate with each of you personally to gather your feedback and find solutions for any issue you may have.

Our long experience in producing and shipping tells us that there can be unexpected delays. But everyone involved in the process will do their best to make sure things work out smoothly. We will keep our backers in the loop for the good and the bad.

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    THANK YOU!
    Your contribution at any level helps bring the Hardtail Air SUP technology closer to the goal of bringing a new generation of surfboards to the water sport world. We will keep you informed with all Pendleboard news and updates throughout the campaign and beyond, don't forget to share with your friends!

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    RESERVE NOW / PAY LATER
    (non-refundable) ≈ $30 USD ≈ €28 Euro

    Reserve your Pendleboard Hardtail Air SUP now to lock in campaign pricing, become a member of the Pendleboard Founders Club, providing you with Founder special pricing and access to behind the scene footage of the Pendleboard project and be named on our Founder page.

    You will have the option to pay for the balance of your board by the end of the campaign.

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    Pledge £836 or more About $1,067

    PENDLEBOARD 8'6" Pack
    Board includes:
    Board - Fins - Carbon Paddle - Board Bag - Pump - Repair Kit

    ≈ $1267 USD ≈ €1162 Euro

    Be the first to spread the concept at your local spot with the first Pendleboards, and be a pioneer of a new generation of surfboards.

    You will also be a member of the Pendleboard Founders Club**, and we will post your photos and videos of your board in action on our Facebook page and website - from beginners to experts, just show us the fun you are having.

    - First backers shipped first -

    Estimated retail ≈ $1749 USD save ≈ $482
    ( Shipping and Tax included for USA and Europe. For some other countries we may ask you to pay the difference in the Shipping and Tax cost if needed*)

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    Pledge £862 or more About $1,100

    - PENDLEBOARD 9'6 Pack
    Board includes:
    Board - Fins - Carbon Paddle - Board Bag - Pump - Repair Kit

    ≈ $1307 USD ≈ €1199 Euro

    Be the first to spread the concept at your local spot with the first Pendleboards, and be a pioneer of a new generation of surfboards.

    You will also be a member of the Pendleboard Founders Club**, and we will post your photos and videos of your board in action on our Facebook page and website - from beginners to experts, just show us the fun you are having.

    - First backers shipped first -

    Estimated retail ≈ $1799 USD save ≈ $492
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