CONNECTOR

FAST AND FORGIVING

The Connector is designed by Dave Kalama who is the pioneer of SUP downwind paddling. Dave has been designing and testing downwind boards and winning downwind races since the beginning of modern day SUP as we know it. What makes downwind paddling fun and rewarding is the glide you get when you hook up a bump and are able to connect from one bump to another and string together a long ride with tons of glide. To do this you need a board that gets you on the bumps, and allows you to stay on the bumps.

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    PERFORMANCE DESIGN

TECHNOLOGY

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  • CARBON

  • INFLATABLE

  • CARBON COMPOSITE

    The Connector's progressive nose rocker, parallel touring style outline and ample width allows you to take on and have fun in all water and weather conditions. Take it on your regular downwind run or use it to explore the coastline. Whether it’s for an afternoon cruise, multi-day expedition, or to connect the bumps to see how far they take you, the Connector is confidence inspiring performance in every detail.

    You also need a board that accelerates fast and is stable enough to handle the chop that downwind conditions throw at you. The Connector is a combination of all of these design needs rolled up into a clever board to allow you to have as much fun as possible during a downwind run.

    FEATURES

    • Impact Rails

      Additional glass along the rails. Adds stiffness and impact strength.

    • HEAT EMBOSSED DIAMOND GROOVE EVA DECK-PAD

      Comfy grip and heat sealed to keep the pad watertight to reduce board weight.

    • RECESSED COCKPIT

      Keeps you close to the waterline promoting stability and glide.

    • Action Cam Insert

      Capture memories to last a lifetime.

    • Genuine FCS Fin

      FCS Touring Fin

    • DIMENSIONS

      14’ x 27” 260 LTR / 14’ x 29.5” 284 LTR

    • Watch as Dave Kalama explains more about the shaping and design features of the Epoxy Connector Custom Carbon Composite and see it in action.

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    ALL CARBON BOARDS

    Our Carbon Composite construction includes a full carbon deck, bottom, and rails layered with a full glass deck, bottom and rails. Wood reinforcement in the standing area prevents heal dents while an additional glass layer on the rails increases impact strength.
    • ROCKET

      CARBON / EPOXY

    • CONNECTOR

      CARBON / EPOXY

  • DLX INFLATABLE

    The Inflatable Connector DLX is designed for Downwind Runs, Touring or Adventure style paddling. Drawing from the same shaping features and outline of the Carbon model, the Connector DLX is the perfect trainer when you are on the go.

    With the double skin DLX construction you can rest easy knowing you have the stiffest and most durable inflatable board on the market that will stand up to daily use and abuse.

    FEATURES

    • DOUBLE SIDE-WALL RAILS

      Provides added stiffness and durability.

    • CARGO BUNGEE

      Stow your gear securely and easily within reach.

    • DIAMOND GROOVE EVA DECK-PAD

      Brushed eva pad provides great traction and a comfortable ride.

    • AUTOMATIC RELIEF VALVE

      Protects your board from damage due to over-inflation

    • TOOL-FREE FIN SYSTEM

      Easy install fins to get you on the water fast!

    • DIMENSIONS

      14’ x 30 x 6” 356 LTR

    • Watch as Dave Kalama explains more about the shaping and design features of the Inflatable Connector DLX and see it in action.

    • EQUIPPED

    • The Inflatable Connector DLX comes equipped with an Aluminum Harbor Paddle, High-Pressure Two-way Pump, and a Convertible Wheelie Backpack - featuring stowable shoulder straps, smooth rolling wheels, internal compression straps, and plenty of room to pack your paddle and pump along with the board.
    • CONVERTIBLE WHEELIE BACKPACK

    • ALUMINUM HARBOR PADDLE

    • HIGH-PRESSURE TWO-WAY PUMP

    ALL DLX BOARDS

    DLX Technology consists of a high pressure double layer PVC construction, reinforced rails, and premium outfitting features and accessories.
    • CONNECTOR

      DLX / INFLATABLE

    • ICON

      DLX / INFLATABLE

    • MISSION

      DLX / INFLATABLE

    • INFERNO

      DLX / INFLATABLE

    • ANGLER

      DLX / INFLATABLE

    • RAPIDFIRE

      DLX / INFLATABLE

TECHNOLOGY

  • Light and stiff construction with an additional parobolic wrap on the rails adds strength to absorb the rough and tumble in the high impact areas. Gloss Rails / Matte Speed finish on deck and bottom.

    FEATURES

    • Impact Rails

      Additional glass along the rails. Adds stiffness and impact strength.

    • HEAT EMBOSSED DIAMOND GROOVE EVA DECK-PAD

      Comfy grip and heat sealed to keep the pad watertight to reduce board weight.

    • RECESSED COCKPIT

      Keeps you close to the waterline promoting stability and glide.

    • Action Cam Insert

      Capture memories to last a lifetime.

    • Genuine FCS Fin

      FCS Touring Fin

    • DIMENSIONS

      14’ x 27” 260 LTR / 14’ x 29.5” 284 LTR

    Watch as Dave Kalama explains more about the shaping and design features of the Icon Wood Composite and see it in action.
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    ALL CARBON BOARDS

    Light and stiff construction with an additional parobolic wrap on the rails adds strength to absorb the rough and tumble in the high impact areas. Gloss Rails / Matte Speed finish on deck and bottom.
    • ROCKET

      CARBON / EPOXY

    • CONNECTOR

      CARBON / EPOXY

  • The Connector's double skin construction provides a very rigid and durable board. The DLX outfitting offers premium features and accessories.

    FEATURES

    • DOUBLE SIDE-WALL RAILS

      Provides added stiffness and durability.

    • CARGO BUNGEE

      Stow your gear securely and easily within reach.

    • DIAMOND GROOVE EVA DECK-PAD

      Brushed eva pad provides great traction and a comfortable ride.

    • AUTOMATIC RELIEF VALVE

      Protects your board from damage due to over-inflation

    • TOOL-FREE FIN SYSTEM

      Easy install fins to get you on the water fast!

    • DIMENSIONS

      14’ x 30 x 6” 356 LTR

    • EQUIPPED

    • The Inflatable Connector DLX comes equipped with an Aluminum Harbor Paddle, High-Pressure Two-way Pump, and a Convertible Wheelie Backpack - featuring stowable shoulder straps, smooth rolling wheels, internal compression straps, and plenty of room to pack your paddle and pump along with the board.
    • CONVERTIBLE WHEELIE BACKPACK

    • ALUMINUM HARBOR PADDLE

    • HIGH-PRESSURE TWO-WAY PUMP

    • EQUIPPED

    • The Inflatable Connector DLX comes equipped with an Aluminum Harbor Paddle, High-Pressure Two-way Pump, and a Convertible Wheelie Backpack - featuring stowable shoulder straps, smooth rolling wheels, internal compression straps, and plenty of room to pack your paddle and pump along with the board.
    • CONVERTIBLE WHEELIE BACKPACK

    • ALUMINUM HARBOR PADDLE

    • HIGH-PRESSURE TWO-WAY PUMP

    Watch as Dave Kalama explains more about the shaping and design features of the Icon Glass Composite and see it in action.
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    ALL DLX BOARDS

    DLX Technology consists of a high pressure double layer PVC construction, reinforced rails, and premium outfitting features and accessories.
    • CONNECTOR

      DLX / INFLATABLE

    • ICON

      DLX / INFLATABLE

    • MISSION

      DLX / INFLATABLE

    • INFERNO

      DLX / INFLATABLE

    • ANGLER

      DLX / INFLATABLE

    • RAPIDFIRE

      DLX / INFLATABLE