The new 12’6 EXPLORE is a Touring SUP designed for fitness paddling, flatwater cruising, open ocean touring and recreational racing.
It’s aimed at medium and larger riders looking for a board with excellent glide that is versatile and easy to ride. With 285 liters volume the 12’6 EXPLORE is ideal for beginners up to 260lbs, with plenty of floatation for larger intermediate riders. ACE-TEC construction offers a unique combination of durability AND lightweight performance at a great price. New ERGO-GRIP carry handle = Easier Transport + Less Fatigue!
In development for two years with the OXBOW international team of riders, the EXPLORE series features a super-stable, feature-rich platform optimized for a smooth, clean and effortless paddling experience. They are designed as all-purpose boards for fitness paddling, recreational racing and simply cruising around enjoying walking on water. The EXPLORE series is the latest addition to the ACE-TEC family of ‘premium boards without the premium price’. ACE-TEC is an exclusive BIC Sport thermoformed construction technology, fine-tuned for performance Stand Up Paddling. This unique technology produces lightweight, high-performance boards with exceptional durability and exact shapes.
|LENGTH||WIDTH||ONE FEET OFF NOSE WIDTH||ONE FEET OFF TAIL WIDTH||VOLUME||WEIGHT||WEIGHT RANGE|
|381 cm||76 cm||53 cm||32 cm||285 L||120 kg||120 kg|
- Fins set up : Single Fin
- Center Fin : QUICK Touring 9″
Oxbow ACE-TEC boards are built in France using proprietary thermoforming technology and a sustainable manufacturing process with zero emission, low energy consumption, no solvents and an extremely low rejection rate. With over 30 years of proven consistency and quality using these techniques, we know molding. The distinguishing features of Oxbow’s molded technologies can be summed up in two words – PRESSURE and PRECISION :
PRESSURE: All Oxbow ACE-TEC boards are made in molds that apply tons of pressure during the manufacturing process to bond the boards together perfectly, in one shot, over the whole surface.
PRECISION: In order to handle the significant pressures used during this process Oxbow boards are made in precision engineered aluminum molds that precisely replicate the original board shape to the nearest millimeter, ensuring an exact replica of the shaper’s original design every time.
This combination of PRESSURE with PRECISION is unique in the world of SUP board manufacturing, resulting in industry leading consistency and quality.
LIGHT WEIGHT, DURABILITY AND PERFORMANCE
- Molded, Lightweight and watertight 15 kg/m3 EPS Foam Core.
- Fiberglass reinforcement for improved stiffness and performance.
- ASA Polymer outer skin for unmatched durability and impact resistance.
- Embossed EVA foam pad for maximum comfort.
- Molded external inserts – no penetrations through outer shell and maximum strength.
1 – Deck Pad
2 – Thermoformed plastic skin (ASA)
3 – 50g/m2 Fiberglass wrap
4 – 200g/m2 Woven Fiberglass
5 – 200g/m2 Woven Fiberglass Reinforcement Patch in standing area
6 – 200g/m2 Woven Fiberglass Rail Reinforcement
7 – Molded, Watertight EPS Foam Core
8 – 200g/m2 Woven Fiberglass
9 – 50g/m2 Fiberglass wrap
10- Thermoformed plastic skin (ASA)