Advanced Elements Drop Stitch Floor
- Military spring-loaded valve.
- 4-6psi drop stitch construction.
- 1.7kg (AdvancedFrame/Sport)
- 2.6kg (Expedition & AirTraveller 2)
- 3.4kg (Convertible)
- Supplied with Advanced Elements pump adapter.
Compare Backbone & DropStitch Floor:
+ve: Cheaper. Achieves a "v-shape" hull. Very rigid.
-ve: An extra component to fit when inflating. Needs to be aligned precisely.
+ve: Weight saving. Simple to fit. Durability. Less chance of damage than a regular floor due to over-inflation.-ve: Price. Can be bit hard on your bottom & heels. Does not achieve a "v-shape" hull. Extra adapter required for your pump (supplied with your floor).
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