Multi-Chamber Inflatable Technology (MCIT)
Characteristics in the existing drop stitch technology used by most inflatable board makers limit the ability to incorporate performance enhancing design elements. The nature of the drop stitch material is that it has a consistent thickness, therefore design variations have been limited to outline shape and rocker curve.
Badfish teamed with Boardworks on new technology that has enabled us to make Inflatable SUP’s with design elements that were previously only possible in hard boards. With MCIT we are incorporating tapered rails, with a larger diameter in the mid section, tapering to smaller diameter in the nose and tail. This enables the boards to have greater stability and to be more responsive than other inflatable’s. These new boards also have a stepped down deck, lowering the paddler’s center of gravity and a type of stringer system, where the chambers connect, resulting in a significantly more rigid inflatable. This all makes the Boardworks/Badfish new inflatables an excellent choice for all levels of SUP, including entry level, school’s, touring and flat water, as well as advanced river running and surfing.
MCIT Badfish Inflatable 9’0 – the smallest size of the MCIT is a great choice for smaller paddlers up to 170lbs who want a more responsive, nimble ride.
MCIT Badfish Inflatable10’6 & 11’6 – both of these sizes will work for paddlers up to 230lbs. Choosing the right size has more to do with which characteristic you value more: maneuverability (10’6) or speed (11’6).