King DUB 2.0
KING DUB 2.0 - Performance Whitewater
Oh my, it's the brand new KING DUB 2.0..... Words simply can't explain all this board has to offer when it comes to whitewater domination! This board will perform in ways that an inflatable cannot! Secondary stability is out of this world and it surfs well too!
Because of the high degree of difficulty, there is certain traits and functionality that need to be in a whitewater board. So much of Paddle Board River Running is sensory which becomes instinctual and automatic when you're on a board that works with you on the river. ...Introducing the world's first and foremost KING DUB 2.0.
Designed to be versatile, ultra-high performing but most of all fun in all size and conditions of whitewater. The high volume shed deck keep water off and pops the board out of holes. The full rails along with other features aid in secondary stability that is almost unexplainable. Designed for performance it's an even blend of max stability and surf-ability. The bottom channel and contours aid in secondary stability, speed, surfing performance and extreme rock to fin avoidance!
The size: At 9'8" we have found this to be the perfect length for a combination of speed, direction, maneuverability, and surf-ability. The width at 34" is the max width we'd recommend for any paddler 6'2 and under if you want to be able to maintain proper paddling form. Anything wider becomes difficult to paddle efficiently and properly.
The DUB dominates class II and III's even III plus. On big stuff, it's an exhilarating challenge, but most of all it's a ton of fun!
Skill Level: Beginner to Pro
Ideal Conditions: Low to High Flow Rivers and Everything in Between.
- Vent/Handle System: FCS Built-in Handle with Self-Regulating Gore-Tex Vent
- Fin System: Built in directional channel, or technically speaking - Hazard Avoidance Linear Board Guidance System ;), plus a 2.5" recessed single fin for added direction.
- Traction: Custom Hydrus Traction Pad with Arch Support and Heel Kick
- Construction: 100% USA Hand Made. Ultra-Lightweight / Fusion EPS Foam Core, Proprietary Armalight Composite Construction
WEIGHT LIMIT/ 275lbs *Depending on rider abilities and water conditions
*All Armalight boards are lovingly hand-made in the USA. Including cure times each board can take up to 30 days from shaping the foam to applying our signature matte finish. So, a slight variance in weight and appearance is natural, i.e., each board has its very own "personality." Individual board weights may vary +/- 3lbs. This variance will not affect performance. However, boards on the heavier end will be quite a bit more durable and may carry speed better in between paddle strokes.
According to studies, a slightly textured surface relieves surface tension caused by the viscosity and cohesive nature of water molecules, allowing an object to move through more freely. Our matte finish is devised to emulate high-tech military watercraft and to be the fastest surface texture possible. Plus, you must agree it looks cool!
Nothing is indestructible. Armalight boards are just better. We could make an Armalight board bulletproof, but it would be far too heavy. We aim for the perfect balance of durability and weight depending on the boards' purpose and the riders preference. We can incorporate a certain mixture or formulation to make a boards outer shell thinner which in turn produces an extra lightweight board. Or, we can prioritize durability and thicken the Armalight shell like we would for our hardcore downriver boards that end up bouncing off rocks.
The most dangerous threats to any SUP include; kids jumping on boards on dry land, inexperienced users tightening hold-down straps way too tight and too much heat without a Heat Shield Board Cover.
There may come a time when you crash into a rock or dock, or a kid jumps on your board while it's sitting on a sharp rock - we speak from experience. You may end up having to perform a repair. Unlike plastic, glass or carbon fiber Armalight repairs are not that difficult. If you are a DIY type of person, you may even enjoy the process. If you are inexperienced with repairs or a repair virgin, please contact us, and we will ever so gently guide you through your first.
Like all foam core boards, you need to be aware of too much heat. EPS foam has a softening point of around 190F Degrees which is a temperature that can be reached if your board is left to "bake" in the sun uncovered. Radiant heat from the top of a car, RV, the side of a metal building or asphalt road top can be especially dangerous. We highly recommend an easy to use Heat Shield Board Cover. Insulated board bags are okay, but they are expensive and more difficult to use, so they often go unused. Board socks are not recommended because they can trap heat.