Why ULI?

You know us as the original. The inventors. We live in a pursuit of doing things better. In 2001 we gave birth to the inflatable board and today that’s still all we make.

We’ve been busy designing our boards to perform better and improving our technologies. Our founder and surf pioneer, Jim Weir, continues to guide us in creating our new products. And today, ULI blends great made in the US craftsmanship, authentic design and great engineering to create our world-class boards.

We take great personal pride in our products – not just because it has our name on it, but because you’ve put your trust in us. That’s what keeps us grounded and scratching every day to get a little better.

We hope you’ll enjoy the new ULI’s as much as we do

The ULI Difference

Made in the USA.   Kevlar Technology.   Advanced Materials.   Patented WikiRail

Patented WikiRail

Our patented Wiki­Rail was largely credited by athletes at the Payette River Games to be the winning advantage over the competitor’s boards.  ULI boards were clearly faster in a straight line and more maneuverable in the turns.  The patented Wiki­Rail creates a hard edge that reduces drag (making our boards faster and more stable) and a creates a sharper edge from which to turn ­ dramatically improving maneuverability.  All in, an ULI with a Wiki­Rail is the ultimate in performance.

Advanced Materials

The double-wall fabric is a three-dimensionally woven structure, the two basic fabrics interlinked with numerous spacer threads. Instead of using single linear polyester threads, this new German advanced technology, incorporates a woven, drop-down construction. The result is a much lighter, durable and stiffer platform.

This process enables an ULI to easily withstand 20 PSI ­ while in turn increasing our durability and overall quality.  Using finite element analysis our studies prove that an ULI board is up to 47% stiffer than our competitors.

Kevlar Technology

We apply a wide kevlar strip to both the top and bottom of every ULI we make.  Isn’t kevlar expensive?  Yes, but at ULI we are in the relentless pursuit of improving performance and quality.  KTP allows us to create a ‘stringer’ in an inflatable board that locks in the board’s overall shape and rocker.  This means you’ll get the performance that we designed into your ULI ­ out of your ULI ­ from day one to every day after.

You know us as the original. The inventors

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