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Origami Paddler hits the market

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October 12, 2012

A couple of folds and the board is ready to shuttle

A couple of folds and the board is ready to shuttle

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The Origami Paddler is a folding paddle board designed to combine the stability of a solid board with easier transport and storage. Back in May, we took a look at the prototype, and now the design has been refined and it's all ready for market.

The Origami Paddler gives paddle boarders a solution that's easier to transport than a rigid board and more stable and quicker on the water than an inflatable. It has two hinged folds that break it down into thirds for transport and storage. Assuming it performs as advertised on the water, it should be a good solution for those that want to get a rigid paddle board to water without having to deal with racks, straps and trailers.

One update since the last time we covered the board is that the retail version has been built to hold a paddle. The paddle breaks down and secures in grooves on top of the kayak, and the whole package folds up so it can be carried to and from the water.

The Origami Paddler is available at origamipaddler.com for US$1,200. Two three-piece paddle models designed to fit inside the board will be added to the website in the near future. The company is also working on getting the board into the hands of distributors in the U.S. and Europe.

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C.C. Weiss Upon graduating college with a poli sci degree, Chris toiled in the political world for several years. Realizing he was better off making cynical comments from afar than actually getting involved in all that mess, he turned away from matters of government and news to cover the things that really matter: outdoor recreation, cool cars, technology, wild gadgets and all forms of other toys. He's happily following the wisdom of his father who told him that if you find something you love to do, it won't really be work.   All articles by C.C. Weiss
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I wouldn't like to walk bare foot on this board... it can hurt!

ninefeet
16th October, 2012 @ 05:11 am PDT
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