A board specifically designed for straight-line racing and long-distance competitions. Its narrow pin tail design allows the board to have a smaller wake and makes the water more easily flow off the end for efficient glide. It also makes the paddling stroke feels unusually light. The unique STANDING WING traction pads on both sides help widen the standing position, thus increasing stability and controllability. This board excels in flat water conditions.
In terms of materials, Molokai continues to use only racing level RDS (Reinforced Drop Stitch) transparent double-layer material, combined with the unique 3K carbon rails on the sides and extra center stringer (PVC + 3K Carbon) on top and bottom for additional reinforcements and maximum stiffness.
Extreme Narrow Board Width (suitable for experienced paddler)
Pointed Tail Design (Reduced tail wake and straight line speed)
Racing Level Structure (further increase stiffness without weight increase)
Reinforced Drop Stitch Technology (high stiffness, light weight)
Heat Fusion Construction (zero glue)
Standing Wing (increased traction pad width)
3K Carbon Rails (maximise board stiffness)
PVC+3K Carbon Double Center Stringers (minimise deformation)
Diamond + Twill EVA traction pad (balance between comfort and traction)
Raised Rear Foot Pad (easy pivot turn)
TPU safety leash, fiberglass racing fin, double action hand pump (inflate & deflate), rolling backpack (breathable material), standard repair kit
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is it suitable for beginners?
A: The Striker Air is suitable for intermediate or expert level paddlers who have good balance and are looking for a performance board that can compete in professional races. This board is also suitable for advanced training.
Q: Can it be used in choppy water?
A: This board excels in flat, calm water but can also be used in downwind conditions.
Q: Compared with other inflatable racing boards, what are its advantages?
A: When paddling with this board the strokes feel much lighter. It also has a much better cruising speed as well as better stability compared to inflatable boards with the same width.
Q: Can it be compared to a hardboard?
A: The performance of this board is comparable to similar size racing hardboards when in flat, calm water.
Q: What is the ideal paddler weight?
A: The board is ideal for a 50 – 75kg paddler to achieve the best waterline (Recommended Limit: 40 – 85 Kg).
Q: How much air pressure can this board take?
A: The maximum air pressure of the Reinforced Drop Stitch (RDS) material used in this board is 18 PSI or more. For use in flat water in Hong Kong it is recommended to pump the board to at least 12 – 15 PSI, or 18 – 20 PSI for long-distance touring or racing. The higher the air pressure, the stiffer the board is.
(Reminder: When on dry land, do not leave the board fully inflated under the sun for a prolonged period of time. Either leave the board in the water or lower the air pressure to avoid damage.)
Q: Describe the board with one sentence?
A: Feels like flying on the water!
Recommended Rider Weight: 40 – 85 KG
Volume: 230 L
Board Weight: 10.9 KG
Board Length: 14′ (427 cm)
Board Width: 23″ (58 cm)
Board Thickness: 6″ (15 cm)
Backpack Height: 80 cm
Backpack Width: 50 cm
Backpack Depth: 20 cm
2-Year Warranty and Specialist Support included with all Molokai Products purchased at Whatzsup
How to use
- Always wash with fresh water and let the SUP board dry before storage for longevity
- Do not leave the SUP board inflated on land for long period of time to avoid over expansion of the air inside
- Pump your board to the appropriate pressure (PSI) when use: 12- 15 PSI for recreational use in flat water, 15 – 18 PSI for long distance touring in open water, or 18 PSI for racing
- Always wear your leash when paddling to stay attached to the board if you fall.