Video: Rick Roy Gives Us The RRP Factory Tour

With over 20 years of expert riding beneath his belt, multiple World Champion freestyle rider Rick Roy sought to revolutionize the sport that he loved – and mastered – by offering his own line of products to elevate the competitive freestyle rider and the sport itself. With RRP charging along at full steam, it didn’t take long for Roy to turn the dial up a few more notches.

Rick Roy and RRP launched their own custom hulls and complete ski designs over a handful of years ago, and the Rickter skis – FS, FR, RC, XFR, XFS and Ninja – have made waves (pardon the pun). In this past year alone, RRP and the Rickter crew brought home the highly desirable World Championship in Pro Freestyle at the IJSBA Hot Products World Finals in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Piloted by the gravity-defying Rok Florjancic, Roy and company amazed all with a ski and team that could accomplish what would be considered impossible only a few years earlier.

Because successful companies are never one to sit back on the laurels, RRP is pouring on the steam, opening up their new Thailand factory and R&D department. There the new carbon fiber and fiberglass hulls are meticulously hand-built, where resin is applied in a super sanitary vacuum process, oven baked, prepped, painted, wet sanded and assembled. Below is a fantastic 10-minute video introducing us to the new facility, staff, and the creation process, hosted by Rick Roy himself. It’s a fantastic peek into this normally private world. Enjoy!

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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