THE HONU WAY
Product design is the never-ending pursuit of perfection. We strive to deliver engineered performance and create beautifully designed products while always seeking to minimise our impact.
Woven Drop Stitch
Woven drop stitch is the next evolution of inflatable paddle board materials. The woven element is made of polyester threads that run through the vinyl in a criss-cross pattern, similar to carbon fiber. This reinforcing technology produces a substrate with higher resistance to stretch and bend. With this increase in strength comes a reduction in plastic that results in the material being >20% lighter. You end up with a paddleboard that is stronger, lighter, and ultimately has better performance.
Multi Layer Fusion
Fusing the outer layer of vinyl to the inner space cloth layer happens during the material manufacturing process and creates an inseparable bond between the layers of material. A combination of heat and pressure is used with a bonding agent to create a double thickness vinyl material that is stronger, lighter, and stiffer than standard double-layer construction. This technology, combined with X-woven material, is the most advanced iSUP construction available.
Both the Performance and Carbon-X construction methods adopt the stacked-stringer design feature. The stringers that run nose to tail further improve board rigidity, such that performance is on par with most high-end composite boards. For the Bondi, this translates to responsive turns and rigid feel when riding through waves. For the Sorrento, it produces straight-line speed and stability.
Results in 35% less resin, which reduces carbon brittleness. Stronger and more repeatable than hand lamination.
High Density PVC Core
Each paddle starts with a high density PVC foam core that is CNC machined ready for lamination.
A perfectly matched groove in the handle shaft ensures the handle and blade remain squarely aligned in any conditions.
Welcome to the Evolution of Honu