Sporting goods manufacturer HEAD launches Stand Up Paddleboards
HEAD has announced it has expanded its product portfolio. The leading manufacturer of tennis and ski equipment is launching Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) together with co:sports as the official licensee. The inflatable boards will be available from selected sports retailers and online from April.
The three paddleboards from the 2022 collection cover all possible usage scenarios. The “epic” is an extra wide board for young people and paddlers who are standing on a SUP for their first time. The “sublime” is considered an all-rounder for various purposes. The almost 4 meter long “grand” is ideal for extended tours. Due to technical Features such as a double outer skin (Double Rail Construction) or seams welded under high pressure (Fusion Generation 2 Technology) the HEAD boards offer maximum safety and stability on standing or flowing water. The boards can be easily folded and transported in the backpack that comes with them.
The inflatable stand up paddleboards were developed by co:sports GmbH from Rheine, Westphalia. The company acts as an official licensee and has exclusively secured the Europe-wide marketing rights for the HEAD PADDLEBOARDING brand. “Our team’s many years of experience in the SUP sector finds the ideal partner in HEAD to take Stand Up Paddling to the next level. Our boards are characterized by the high quality and safety you are used to from HEAD, without sacrificing excellent riding dynamics,” says Ralf Kämmerling, Managing Director of co:sports.
“Since HEAD stands for performance and innovation, among other things, we are very happy to have won a selected expert in the field of SUP with the company co:sports. We deliberately chose a partner who can offer state-of-the-art solutions for both ambitious beginners and experienced paddlers. co:sports shares this positioning with us and that’s why we’re really looking forward to the launch of the new HEAD SUPs in specialist stores,” says Giuseppe Faranna, Vice President Division Manager Licensing at HEAD Sport GmbH.
While many manufacturers are currently experiencing delivery bottlenecks due to ongoing delays in the supply chains, HEAD’s SUP boards have been available in Europe from selected sports retailers and on the Internet since April.