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Looking into this it does look like a different floor from the older high-pressure floors (what my dinghy has). I'd want to see this new floor in action, I don't buy that it will perform as well as an RIB ... my current HP floor I fill to a pretty high pressure with compressed CO2 but it still flexes too much to perform very well. Anyways, just from googling this:
High Pressure Inflatable V-Hull (HP-V) Inflatables:
Exclusive HP-V floor technology is the next evolution in floor construction for 2008, creating boats that perform more like a RIB, with one'piece (non-removable floor) configuration-the simplest high-pressure rollups ever developed. A further evolution of the HP Inflatable concept, HP-V floors dispense with sausage-shaped inflatable keels. Inflated to 11psi with two Halkey Roberts valves located in the bow, the V-shaped integral floor is rigid, with enough shock-absorbing flex for great performance and a smooth ride, just like the flat-floored HP inflatables above. Cargo is located further down than in a flat-floored boat, and the low center of gravity provides stability comparable to a RIB hull design.
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