Just a quick and dirty unpacking of my new Pendleboard labled by i-99 (Cesare Cantagalli) bought at Kitejunkie ...
unfortunately not yet tried, as my first trick was to break the valve screw of the hard board part.
Just wanted to make sure it is close it brokes at around 2 Nm ! as it is a hollow, self breathing one with two membranes but a super slim wall thickness of 1 mm (on the end just the screwthreat) but again unfortunately an as far I have seen 7/16" (11 mm) threat diameter, which is not the normaly used surf board valve screw diameter (around 9 mm) so hard in Continental Europe to get fast a well fitting replacement. Additionally unfortunately there was no description delivered with the board that could have told:
"WARNING, NEVER EVER touch the valve screw as it is self breathing one that will break in the moment you just come close with a 16 mm hexagonal head screw driver tool!"
The screw threat was also somehow clued in with some soft silicon like material ... which didn't improve the overall impression of this part.
Also the workmanship of the rest especially the soft part of the board, lets say, didn't look like above average.
On the other hand, there are also fellow Germans, who claim that the clearance of a Tesla are not on the same level as on a VW or BMW, but I think this discussion may start for Tesla as for the duo-boards when there is another vehicle with the same features in the room and therefore can be ended here.
Respecting that you effectively buy a hard and a soft board additionally with the effort to glue them together, I still think the offer is very nice, additionaly with the windsurfsail option, 5 fin option. Base price for the simple design and 7'6" seems to be 1.299 €. As I understand not jet included is the price for the foil rails, which in my case have been place in after building the board but by the manufacturer, well take this info as you like it.
I hope to once do a rigidity test with all those inflatables, but for the Pendle it is already pretty clear: Depending from foil its position and style you may still stay with your front heel on the hard part of the board so the mean flexibility could be caused by the pretty thick deck pad. And so it also shouldn't be a problem maybe just for windsurfing option that the front part should be just inflated to 12-14 psi, in comparision to my Manta that recommends 15-20 psi. In the inflated setup with pressure I measured 9,1 kg nude. As you just have to inflate just half and also not to high pressure inflation of this 122 l board is by calculation and feel faster and less effort as for my 72 l board. And if ever used for a bit off shore (as I did those days in company of a sailboat) it feels good to have at least something about 60 litre that will always float what ever may happen.
The bag which should to be an important part of a well packing but still sensible hard tail board looks well padded maybe not on every corner but on all places where it is needed as seen.
It comes with 3 transport options (wheels, detachable shoulder strap and backpack straps) which all three seem to work well. Only part a bit missing would be an extra bag or case for the big parts like the pump, but shouldn't be a problem to find such a bag in any household. The bag seems to be build for all the board sizes as it is made for the hard tail which should be the same for all boards. So packed you may push the bag length together to 18 cm x 80 cm x 130 cm which means the two shorter boards will be folded once the longer has to fold twice. But as the bag is quite big you may also store additional kite or foil boards up to around 130 cm, tried it with a nude old kiteboard spleene S28 and the bag size didn't change.
So also your foil and maybe even wing could find place, to have it all together. Delivered fins are plastic and the pump has detachable handles, the adapter for windsurf base M8 threat is not included.