Frequently Asked Questions

How big is the Origami Paddler?

The Origami is 32 inches wide and 8' 11" long. 

When folded, it is 35.5” x 31.5” x 13.5” and 7- 7.5” thick 

The Origami weighs approximately 45 pounds. 

Metric: 274 cm long and 81 cm wide

When folded: 90 cm length x 81 cm width x 34 cm depth

 

How fast and/or stable is the Origami Paddler?

The Origami Paddler is certainly not the fastest or the widest SUP on the market but it is much more stable than a racing board. The Origami Paddler will, however, enable you to spend more time on different waters because it is easier to get there. The Origami is very stable as a kayak because the center of gravity is lower.

 

How much weight can the Origami Paddler hold?

The Origami Paddler works great up to 230 pounds in easy or calm conditions. 

We don’t recommend using the Origami with more than 250 pounds max. 

Standing up reduces stability and sitting down increases stability because the weight is lower. 

We plan to design and introduce a heavier duty model as soon as we can. 

 

Do the sections need air released from expansion due to sitting in the sun?

Each of the three sections has a drain plug which acts as a pressure relief valve because they keep the water out but let the air in and out. 

 We used this system on all of my millions of Ocean Kayaks and it worked well.


 

Can you use the Origami Paddler as a surfboard?

The Origami is like a surfboard with a few indents in it. There is a little water that ends up in the indents but It doesn’t hurt anything. It’s not the fastest surfboard, but it works!

 

 

Can one paddler hold two people?

The amount of people doesn’t matter. What matters is the amount of weight, and as the people wiggle around and the board becomes unstable. 

We are saying 230 pounds in easy or calm conditions.  

Standing up reduces stability and sitting down increases stability because the weight is lower.  

Making more Origamis for 2 or more people is the plan for the future.  

Getting two or more right now is a great idea! The price is as low as it will ever be and if we make another model someday there will always be someone who will want your old Origamis.

 

Is there a safety latch of some kind to engage after it is unfolded?

 Yes there is a latch that has 3 modes:

  • 1: unlocked so the pieces can come apart

  • 2: Locked but able to hinge and fold

  • 3: Locked into board position so the Origami can be paddled

We are always making improvements to make it as user friendly as possible!

 

Does the Origami Paddler have fins?

We have not one but 2 big 12 inch long, fins that swing down to make the Origami track very straight for a small boat.

 

What makes the Origami Paddler different?

  • TWIN FIN SYSTEM
  • KAYAK AND SUP FOOTWELLS
  • ADJUSTABLE, COLLAPSIBLE SEAT
  • REQUIRES NO ASSEMBLY, JUST FOLD & LOCK INTO PLACE
  • STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD & KAYAK IN-ONE
  • NEVER TAKES ON WATER
  • ULTRA DURABLE & PUNCTURE RESISTANT
  • PADDLES FIT NEATLY INSIDE WHEN FOLDED UP
  • WILL NOT POP LIKE AN INFLATABLE!

 

What accessories are available?

Currently, we are still working on creating the best accessories for the Origami Paddler. 

When they are ready, we will add them to our website and release updated information! Join our mailing list to get the latest news.