Not every paddleboard is built equal. At Samphire, all of our paddleboards are produced using our industry-leading MFW, or 'MonoFusionWeld' Technology. In this process, two layers of material are precision heat-welded together, forming one strong layer. This produces lightweight, yet super-stiff boards - meaning an easier, quicker, and more stable paddleboarding experience for you.
About MFW Construction:
Generally, you'll hear of three types of SUP construction - single layer, double layer, and 'fusion' construction - our MFW technology.
Single-layer is the most widely used, and cheapest construction to produce. Seen a super cheap board online? It'll use this basic construction. As you can imagine, it uses just one layer of plastic - so although lightweight, it's super soft and flexible and can lose its shape over time, and in some cases, won't even be airtight. It will visibly bow beneath you in the water, feeling unstable - not great for anyone, especially beginners.
Next up, Double layer. Yes, you guessed it, we're talking two layers of plastic here - literally glued together - not very elegant at all. The result? A stiffer, more durable board, but with all that glue, they're super heavy, and can carry cosmetic imperfections. They're also much trickier to roll and pack away - these can be hard to transport and carry, especially when dealing with bigger boards.
The answer? Our MFW Fusion Tech. Two layers, precision heat-welded into one monolayer. Super stiff - yet super lightweight, incredibly durable, and easy to pack and roll. The best of all worlds, and the downsides of none - and the only construction we trust here at Samphire.