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SUP / Inflatable SUP / Inflatable SUP Boards / Kona Core Air SUP 12.6
SINGLE LAYER - DOUBLE SIDED WALL (20 PSI)
Kona Core Air SUP 12.6

Description

Description:

Inflatable Kona Core Air SUP 12.6

Kona Core Air SUP 12.6 has a large deck pad 5 mm in thickness with a ground structure pattern for a good grip. In the bow the board has an elastic packing strap for your packing for longer day trips. Kona Core Air SUP 12.6 is equipped with a US-box fin system so you can change the type of fin depending on the type of water you paddle.

SUP board material

Kona Core Air SUP 12.6 is made of a 6” drop-stitch material in single-layer, the SUP board has reinforced sides and pin line reinforcements on the top and bottom that make the board stiffer.

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Article number:1210510-126
Trademark:Kona
Recommendation 

Recommendation

"Recommendation" means to whom and for which area of use the product is primarily adapted.
Usage: 

Usage

"Usage" indicates the type of water environment (canal, lake, sea, etc.) and the type of SUP paddling (touring, training, competition, etc.) for which the product is primarily designed.
Exercise, Tour paddling
Weight of rider: 

Weight of rider

By "paddler's weight" is meant the highest body weight of the user for which the equipment is primarily adapted.
< 100 kg
Technical data 

Technical data

"Technical data" describes the product in detail and other information about the product. If a piece of information is missing, it is not relevant for this particular product.
Length: 

Length

"Length" indicates the total length of the product. If the product is inflatable, the measurement indicates the length of the product in an inflated state with recommended pressure. Regarding adjustable products, the numbers show both the length of the product in its lowest collapsed position and in its fully extended position.
12'6", 3,81 m
Width: 

Width

"Width" indicates the total width of the product, i.e. where the product is widest. If the product is inflatable, indicate the measurement where the product is at its widest when inflated with recommended pressure.
30,5", 77,5 cm
Volume: 

Volume

"Volume" indicates how much air the SUP board contains (inflatable boards) or how big its foam core is (hard boards). This also gives an indication of the board's buoyancy and is in relation to the user's body weight. For this reason, it is important to choose a board that is adapted to the user.
302 L
Board weight: 

Board weight

"Board weight" indicates the specific and total weight of the SUP board. Note! The manufacturing process means that minor weight differences may occur.
9,3 kg
Thickness: 

Thickness

"Thickness" indicates how thick the product is where it is the thickest. Regarding SUP boards, the measurement refers to the height of a lying board, i.e. the greatest distance between the underside and the top.
6.0", 15.2 cm
Max pressure: 

Max pressure

"Max Pressure" refers to the maximum air pressure recommended to pump an inflatable SUP board to. In general, a Kona board can withstand a significantly higher air pressure than this, but this can cause the product to deform and thereby void the warranty.
20 psi, 1,38 bar
Number of layers: 

Number of layers

By "number of layers" is meant how many layers the top and bottom of the inflatable SUP board includes and what type of material. The number of layers defines, among other things, the stiffness of the construction and thereby how stable the board is perceived. This also affects the weight of the board and the more layers, the stiffer the board but also the heavier the board.
Single layer
Sides: 

Sides

By "sides" is meant how many layers of PVC the inflatable SUP board's side walls consist of and what material they are made of. The number of layers and or materials defines, among other things, the rigidity of the construction and thereby how stable the board is perceived. This also affects the weight of the board and the more layers, the stiffer the board but also the heavier the board.
Double
Buoyancy: 

Buoyancy

By "buoyancy" is meant, in part, the total volume of air inside the SUP board. The lifting volume together with the total weight of the board gives an indication of the total load weight the board can handle and at the same time be paddled functionally. In general, the higher the volume and the lower the weight, the higher the buoyancy. Regarding hard SUP boards, a hollow construction usually gives a higher buoyancy in relation to a board with a foam core.
145
Color: 

Color

"Color" refers to the most prominent colors in the graphic design. Color type will also be listed here shortly.
Blue white
Fin box: 

Fin box

"Fin box" refers to the type of fin attachment that the SUP board has. Generally there are two types; slide-in and US box. "Slide-in" means that fins are pushed into the fin box and locked with a pin. These are usually used for simpler board constructions. "US-box" means you can attach most fin models to that fin box by locking them with a screw and nut. Fins with a so-called click function can also be attached to these boxes. No screws or nuts are needed for these.
US-box
Carry weight including board: 

Carry weight including board

By "carry weight" is meant how many kilograms the entire equipment weighs together. When it comes to inflatable SUP boards, this weight includes everything you need to carry with you to be able to paddle, i.e. backpack, board, paddle, fin, pump, leash and repair kit.
13,5 kg
Recommended pressure: 

Recommended pressure

By "recommended pressure" is meant the air pressure measured in psi, which an inflatable SUP board should have in order to be able to paddle and maneuver the most easily. This air pressure is what the board is designed for.

A person weighing closer to the upper limit of "paddler weight" should use an air pressure equal to recommended pressure, while for a person weighing near or below the lower limit of paddler weight, 2-3 psi below recommended pressure may be sufficient.

It is also important to remember that new boards may need to be inflated to the recommended pressure approx. 2-3 times before the material is fully stretched. Before then, they may lose some pressure. If the board is to be used in strong heat (>+25 C), it may also be sufficient to inflate it to approx. 1-2 psi lower than recommended pressure as the hot air will increase the pressure in the board.
15-17 psi, 1-1,2 bar
Load weight: 

Load weight

"Load weight" refers to the weight in kilograms that the SUP board can be loaded with in addition to the paddler himself and still be able to be paddled and maneuvered as intended. That this is not the same as the "paddler's weight" is due to the fact that the weight of the paddler is centered on a relatively small surface, while packs, children, dogs, etc. distribute the weight better.
+50 kg
Test data 

Test data

"Test data" refers to the specific values that the products generated when they underwent Kona Sports' rigorous functional testing on the water. Everything from acceleration to maneuverability is tested here. All models of Kona's SUP boards have undergone the same test battery and test procedure and thus their performance can be compared with each other. Here you can also see the differences in performance between different lengths and widths as well as between hard and inflatable SUP boards.
Stability value:Stable
Stability (stationary): 

Stability (stationary)

"Stability" here means how stable the SUP board feels when it is still on the water, so-called initial stability. The higher the value, the more stable the board is perceived to be.

This value is good to know if you want a board that is suitable for, for example, fitness and yoga exercises, fishing, sun & bath, having coffee or transporting equipment from a boat, etc. The value has been calculated from, among other things, the board's shape, construction, wet surface, tendency to roll, weight etc.
115
Stability (at speed): 

Stability (at speed)

"Stability" here means how stable the SUP board feels when it is driven forward on the water, so-called secondary stability. The higher the value, the more stable the board is perceived to be.

This value is good to know if you want a board that is suitable for, for example, training, competition, touring paddling, etc. To think about here is that speed gives stability, i.e. that a board that feels unstable when it is still on the water, can be experienced as very stable as it moves forward. The value has been calculated from, among other things, the board's shape, construction, wet surface, tendency to roll, weight, etc.
130
Price stability: 

Price stability

"Course stability" also called directional stability, is about how little or how much the SUP board's course is affected by the paddler's movements, wind, waves, etc. Theoretically, the higher the number, the less you as a paddler need to work to keep the course.

What affects a board's so-called course stability is, among other things, its length, width, hull shape, stiffness, bottom structure, underside edges, fin, etc. but basically this is really about our own ability to control the board.

It is important to remember that the more course stable a board is, the more difficult it is to get it on the right course again if we should end up off course. It is therefore always better to try to learn to steer a board with "lower" course stability, as it is usually easier to maneuver and thereby keep the course better over the entire distance.
135
Glide number: 

Glide number

"Glide number" indicates the SUP board's gliding ability, i.e. how far the board moves on average with each individual paddle stroke. This calculation is based on the four gears used in SUP and the different paddling frequencies/cadences that correspond to them. The higher the number, the farther or faster the board glides on average per paddle stroke.
17
Responsiveness: 

Responsiveness

With the constructed word "responsiveness" is meant here how quickly the SUP board reacts to the paddle stroke or center of gravity shifts such as during foot control and trimming of the board.

Responsiveness points to, among other things, how stiff the board's construction and materials are, as well as its hydro- and aerodynamic properties. The higher the number, the faster the board reacts to the forces the paddler puts on it, while being less affected by prevailing wind and water conditions. A board with a lower responsiveness number can therefore be more forgiving for inexperienced paddlers as the paddler's mistakes will not be as prominent.
145
Average speed: 

Average speed

By "average speed" here is meant the average speed that this model of SUP board performed during the standardized on-water performance tests that all Kona board models undergo.

For optimal power transmission and thereby speed, all three main parameters, the paddle, the paddler and the board, must correspond to each other. If there are flaws in this chain, that's where we should focus the most if we want to be able to increase our average speed.

All Kona boards have reference values regarding maximum and average average speeds, so you can also use these to compare where your paddling stands in relation to these. If your own values are below these reference values, contact us and we can discuss the reason and how you can increase your values
8,6 km/h
Max speed:11,83 km/h
Power consumption: 

Power consumption

"Energy consumption" shows the actual amount of energy in kcal that a complete function test of this model of SUP board costs. As all Kona models undergo exactly the same tests and test procedures in equivalent conditions, this figure can be helpful in being able to compare how the different models and their different sizes compare to each other.

The number indicates how much energy it costs to drive and maneuver this particular board model. To consider here is that for a person who weighs about 80 kg, a relatively large, stable and heavy board can cost as much energy as a relatively small and light board, as it becomes more difficult to keep the balance on.

For this reason, it is therefore important to always choose a SUP board that is adapted to our current physique and conditions, then we also develop the fastest. With us, you can therefore always exchange your current board for something more suitable in line with your own development.
531 kcal
Rigidity: 

Rigidity

By "stiffness" is meant here how stiff the SUP equipment is, i.e. how little or much it bends under load. This primarily applies to boards, paddles and fins and is determined by the construction and materials of the equipment. Regarding SUP boards, this is also connected with the term "responsiveness".

For maximum power transmission and thereby power and speed, a high stiffness is preferred. If you are instead looking for a softer and more forgiving equipment, a lower number is recommended.

Keep in mind that the more experienced we become, the more we are served by stiffer equipment. If you are new to SUP, low to medium stiffness equipment can be recommended before your body has gotten used to the new movements. So don't be afraid to switch to stiffer equipment as you progress. If you have any questions about this, do not hesitate to contact us.
Rigid 3
Accessories 

Accessories

What accessories are included in the package
GO-Pro mount:No
Paddle holder:Velcro
Packing system:Front - Elastic
Leash:Transparent single coil
Tool set:Yes
Carrying handle:Centered
Paddle 

Paddle

By "standard paddle" is meant the model of paddle that is normally included when purchasing an inflatable SUP. Specific details about this paddle are listed below.
Paddle: 

Paddle

By "paddle" is meant the model and type of SUP paddle that comes with the SUP board.
3-piece aluminium
Weight of paddle: 

Weight of paddle

By "weight of the paddle" is meant the total weight of the paddle in kg.
930 g
Fin 

Fin

Which fin is included in the package?
Fin type:Plastic
Fin depth:23 cm, 9 inch
Fin angle:32 degrees
Fin base:14,2 cm, 5,6 inch
Backpack 

Backpack

Which backpack is included in the delivery?
Backpack size (HxWxD):90x46x29 cm
Backpack including accessories:4,2 kg

Includes
backpack

Backpack

Stable and elaborate backpack with clamping straps and padded carrying system for comfortable and smooth transport of your inflatable SUP board.

pump

Pump

"GRI Double action" is an efficient and double-acting pump. The advantage of this type of pump is that you can quickly get the pressure up in your inflatable SUP board by the pump filling with air both when you push down and pull up the handle.

fin

Fin for US-box

Stabil och stöttålig fena för uppblåsbara SUP-brädor med fenbox av s.k. US-modell. Denna fena har en stadigare infästning och ger därigenom en bättre manövrerbarhet och kursstabilitet än fenor av slide-in modell. Fenbox av US-modell medför även att du kan byta ut fenan till andra fenmodeller av US-typ.

leash

Leash

Kona "Control", our leash of standard model in coil design for optimal function. In SUP, the leash is your most important safety feature. This catch strap has a padded velcro fastening for soft and comfortable attachment to the ankle or calf.

paddle

Paddle

Explore, our durable standard paddle for inflatable SUP boards. A robust but relatively light SUP paddle with aluminum handle and plastic blade that allows you to easily and quickly get started with SUP. The paddle has an adjustable length and can be divided into three parts, which means that you can transport it together with the board in the included backpack.


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