HO Sports Rad 5'
About HO Sports RAD Round Aquatic Device
Before wakeboarding was invented, watersports pioneers of the 1960's experimented with objects to ride behind the boat. Some of the more successful riding devices were wooden discs. Grandpa would take a piece of plywood to his woodshop and cut it into a circular shape. The family would take turns discing" in between water ski sets. It was a great way to introduce people to riding behind the boat without the learning curve associated with waterskiing. 50 years later, we've combined the nostalgia of the past with the advanced materials and construction methods of today to give you the all new RAD discs and the FAD board.
The Round Aquatic Devices (RADs) allow anyone, regardless of skill level, to participate in a day behind the boat. Everyone is guaranteed to get up on the 5' (152.4 cm) RAD+...you can put the handle in the handle hook, sit, stand or kneel, and away you go. For a more advanced ride, or once you've mastered the RAD+, try out the smaller 3' (91.5 cm) RAD disc or the Fun Aquatic Device (FAD board see SKU: HOSFB). The riding possibilities are endless. Fun for all ages, the RADs are guaranteed to turn some heads on your lake this summer.
Boards are equipped with machined EVA traction pads for a secure and non-slip feel for the feet. Each RAD comes with pull-up straps for easy boarding from deep water and handle hooks for hands free starts/rides. Dual handles allow steering of the RDA when the tow rope handle is in the handle hook. This remarkable inflatable can also be used as a pool float, fishing stand, and Yoga board. Included with the RAD is a RAD specific pump for inflation.
The RAD is constructed using Drop Stitch technology. Drop Stitch is a pretty amazing material HO Sports is using to create the RAD. This material allows HO Sports to build inflatable items that can be inflated to optimum rigidity while delivering the most durable inflatables ever offered. This innovative material is called Drop Stitch and is achieved by joining two pieces of support fabric together with thousands of fine polyester thread lengths. Each thread is spaced evenly and all threads are the exact same length. Next an air-tight coating is applied to the top and bottom of the support material to ensure an air tight seal. The result is Drop Stitch Construction. Drop Stitch construction is capable of achieving levels of pressure equal to 20 psi (1.4 bars).