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King DUB 3.0 Whitewater River SUP 9'8"x34" / 8'8"x34"

$ 1,649.00

KING DUB 3.0 - Whitewater River SUP 9'8"x34 / 8'8"x34

Because of the high degree of difficulty in whitewater paddleboarding, there are certain traits that are needed in a whitewater board. So much of 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 3.0.  The high volume shed deck keep water off and pops the board out of holes.   The full rails along with other features aid in stability. 

This board will perform in ways that an inflatable cannot!  Secondary stability is out of this world and it surfs well too!  

The recessed center fin allows you to slide over rocks.  The 8'8" model has a river twin fin set up that is a little more conducive to surfing along with an enhanced rocker that fits into most tighter river waves a little better.

Shapers: 
Jason Zawadzki
Nick Zawadzki
Jeff Banks

Designed for performance, it's a blend of max stability and surf-ability. 

The bottom channel and contours aid in secondary stability, speed, surfing performance and extreme rock hitting fin avoidance!  

The size: At 9'8" we have found this to be the perfect length for a combination of speed, direction, maneuverability, surf-ability and overall river play.  The width at 34.5" is the max width we'd recommend if you want to be able to maintain proper paddling form.    

The 8'8" is a true hybrid river running/surfing model.  Built for 50% surfing and 50% river running.  Concave bottom w/o the extra deep channel, slightly higher performing rails for sharper turning and a river twin fin set-up that creates speed, turning quickness and it protects the bottom of the board from rocks.

  

FEATURES

  • Vent/Handle System: 2018 Models come with a custom Hydrus Carbon Fiber Handle with Self-Regulating Gore-Tex Vent
  • Fin System: Recessed rock avoidance channel with 4.5" flexible river fin.
  • Traction: Custom Hydrus Traction Pad
  • Construction: USA Hand Made in Eagle Idaho. Proprietary ArmalightComposite Construction with our Ultra-Lightweight Fusion EPS Foam Core

SPECIFICATIONS

LENGTH/
9'8" / 8'8"

WIDTH/
34.5" / 34"

VOLUME/
*295L / 250L

Weight/ 
*Extra Layer durability at: 35lbs / 30lbs

WEIGHT LIMIT/ 265lbs *Depending on rider abilities and water conditions

Our Story and Pricing

A hidden gem. Started in 2013, by two brothers a few close friends, and the dream to build small batches of premium boards with fresh ideas, responsible manufacturing, and a customer-friendly approach.  

 

We are a local co. just outside of Boise, Idaho, a city surrounded by beautiful lakes and rivers. Hydrus is quickly becoming known for personal service, extreme durability, new ideas, clean looks and our premium products.  

 

 

“Great boards, great service, good pricing and a company with a conscience! Awesome! Thanks, Hydrus crew!" -Tim M.  Owner of a JoyRideX Inflatable.

 

“After constantly repairing my carbon/glass boards I made the switch to Hydrus. These boards are so strong and look awesome!”  - Eric G.    

 

“Hydrus is the best! Amazing quality! I have 3 boards now and wouldn't even consider buying anything else! Hydrus rocks!!!” - Greg H.  -Owner of two Hydrus iSUP’s and an Armalight Board.
                                
“River surfing is hard on equipment, and this board has hit rocks a ton of times. Its durability is unmatched. My buddies' boards from other manufacturers get beat up, dinged, and punched through with significantly less force. It's a tough board and a load of fun.” -Derek D.  Owner of a Revo SUP and ToughBlade Paddle

 

 

In typical Hydrus fashion, we take a new approach to sales.  We promote all that make our sport and community stronger. Referrals are the most authentic sales.   We spend very little on marketing but instead rely on word-of-mouth and the quality of our products.  Then, we give back to those who support us by way of the best service possible.

 

Over the last few years, we've invented Armalight Construction, CrossBoards, composite re-inforced iSUP’s, Tough Blade Paddles and boards with a Lifetime Warranty.

 

From the beginning we’ve had a different mission for Hydrus.   We are all about supporting the sports we love and our community!  Our boards may be some of the most expensive to build in the world but we find ways to make sure our prices are more than reasonable.   Straight forward with no gimmicks, no overblown marketing budget, responsible manufacturing with almost zero waste, nearly everything done in-house and our main source of sales is referrals then we pass the savings on to you.   

We do a lot of R&D, design 100% of every product ourselves, and we maintain quality that’s far superior.

Thank you for the support!!!

 

  

 

 

 

 

30-Day Guarantee

Pictures don't do our boards justice - there are so many details and the quality of construction is so superior that the only way you are going to get to truly appreciate the love and care we put into our products is to try them out for yourself! 

Please try it out! 

If your buy one of our boards or other gear and it doesn't noticably make your life better in some way or if you aren't completely satisfied with the craftsmanship and performance, we will help you to ship it back and give you 100% of your money back - just a thanks for giving it a shot! 

So long as the item purchased doesn't show abnormal signs of wear and tear, and it's within 30-days of your purchase receipt and/or delievery reciept, we will offer you the choice of a 100% refund or 110% in-store credit towards a different product of your choice.

 

Outside of the United States and certain territories of Canada, we are unable to cover return shipping due to prohibitive costs.  Hydrus will always work with customers in any region to ensure that the board they recieve is free of defect and shipping damage.  

*Custom boards and other products may not apply.  *See terms or contact us for full details.  

 

 

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Armalight Care and Tips

All Armalight boards are lovingly hand-made by us right here in the USA. 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.  Boards on the heavier side will be quite a bit more durable and may carry speed better in between paddle strokes.  

Nothing is indestructable. Armalight boards are just better.  We could make a board bulletproof but it would be far too heavy.  We aim for a balance of durability and weight depending on the boards' purpose and the rider's preference. 

A slightly textured surface relieves surface tension caused by the viscosity of water, allowing an object to move through more freely.  Our matte finish emulates high-tech watercraft to have the fastest surface texture possible.  

Threats to any SUP include; standing on boards while on dry land, over-tightening hold-down straps and too much heat without a board cover. 

Repairs to Armalight can be easier that repairing fiberglass or plastic. Contact us, and we will be happy to guide you through your first. 

Like all high-quality foam core boards, you need to be aware of too much heat.  EPS foam has a softening point of around 190F Degrees.  This temperature can be reached if your board is left to "bake" in the sun uncovered.  Too much radiant heat from the top of a vehicle can be especially dangerous.  Be aware of reflected and radiant heat.

We highly recommend one of our Heat Shield Board Covers.  Insulated board bags are okay. We do not reommend board socks. 

Limited Lifetime Warranty

The toughest, most functional boards on water - all back by our Limited Lifetime warranty and 30 day "Try it" Guarantee! 

You are going to get the most from your money!!

From the get-go we wanted to build a business that has a positive impact on the world.   Part of that is building the best products we can with no gimmicks or shortcuts and then treating customers fairly.  

 

How many products do you own that you truly love?? ....Hydrus.

Hydrus unconditionally guarantees all products we sell to be free from defects of workmanship. We will gladly replace or refund any defective items you wish to return according to the terms of our Limited Lifetime Warranty.  

 

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