SUP-Inflatable with VacuuAir-Technology @Tripstix GmbH

Inflatables – inflatable stand-up paddleboards (SUP) in the main – have conquered the water sports market in recent years. But times are changing – these days hardboards are in vogue. After all, every die-hard board sports enthusiast knows: no SUP-Inflatable can match the performance of a hardboard. Until now. The German start-up Tripstix Ltd recently patented the VacuuAir technology. This technology – which is roughly comparable to the characteristics of a coffee vacuum pack – combines the advantages of the practical inflatable with the uncompromising performance attributes of a hardboard. We spoke with Dr.-Ing. Stefan Klare, inventor and founder of the fledgling company.

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Author profile picture Almut Otto is a writer and has over 30 years of know-how in the communications industry. She learned the trade of journalism from scratch in a daily newspaper and in a special interest magazine. After studying communication sciences in Munich, she worked as an international PR manager in the textile, shoe, outdoor and IT industries for a long time. For some years now, she has been concentrating more on her journalistic background. As a passionate outdoor and water sports enthusiast - her hobbies include windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP boarding, sailing and snowboarding - she is particularly interested in keeping the oceans clean and shaping a sustainable future. In addition, she is always fascinated by the latest developments from the world's hardware and software laboratories.