Raptor Launch 5'8''

Durable wing foil board

Raptor Launch 5'8''

Rigid Ace-Tec
$1,499.00
DownwindWingSUP Surf

Ideal for

Learning and progressing
Beginner wing foilers
Larger size intermediate wing foilers
Those looking for a durable product
Wing foil schools

Summary

Lightweight, built to last, with the first-ever seamless Ace-Tec construction, the Raptor Launch 5.8 is here to break down barriers in the wing-foiling world. The Raptor Launch 5.8 AT is perfect for beginner and intermediate larger-size wing foilers.

Product Specifications

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  • Complete dimensions 172.7 cm x 71.1 cm x 110 L
  • Weight 17 lbs / 7.7 kg
  • Max riders weight 220 lbs / 100 kg
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Description

Raptor Launch 5'8''

From the mind of master shaper/designer Mark Raaphorst the Raptor Launch is our newest foil board created using our Ace-Tec construction. An exciting challenge for Mark, this is the first board he has shaped manufactured in Ace-Tec technology. The finished product is revolutionary, and Mark is excited about the doors it will open for new wing foilers, casual weekend warriors, and intermediate larger-size foilers looking for a board that will stand the test of time.

Like all his designs, Mark's attention to detail is evident. The full nose outline and straight tail rocker provide paddling stability without sacrificing performance. The rear foil placement and bottom chine provide easy lift-off and forgiveness during learning touchdowns. The double-slotted box allows for more secure mounting of the foil, and the diamond-grove textured EVA pad provides traction and grip when turning. Narrower foot strap placement is ideal for wing foiling allowing for dynamic turning.

SIC seamless Ace-Tec product is manufactured in France, which helps us maintain our constant drive for innovation and control the material we use. Ace-Tec Manufacturing is eco-friendly with low energy consumption, includes recycling all our manufacturing off-cuts, and has zero polluting/toxic emissions. Our EPS cores are also made on-site, ensuring zero waste. No auto-obsolesces in our products as we ensure tough, durable long-life equipment.


Key Features & Benefits

Ace-Tec (AT) seamless construction For lightweight, durability with new no-seam construction for comfort

Full nose outline and straight tail rocker Providing stability while paddling and touchdowns

Bottom chine For smooth lift-off and forgiving touchdowns

Rear foil placement and volume distribution For easy launching

Narrower foot strap placement For wing foiling and more dynamic turning

Double slotted fin box tracks for plate mount system For secure mounting of foil

Diamond-groove and kicktail pad For traction, grip, and assistance with turning

Key Features & Benefits

Board Profile

Rider's Level

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert

Type of Activity

Surf
SUP Surf
Downwind
Wing

Technical Specs

  • Code 108947
  • Model RAPTOR Launch
  • Complete dimensions 172.7 cm x 71.1 cm x 110 L
  • Max riders weight 220 lbs / 100 kg
  • Length 5'8'' / 172.7 cm
  • Width 28.0" / 71.1 cm
  • Volume 110 L
  • Weight 17 lbs / 7.7 kg
  • Thickness 5.2'' / 13.3 cm
  • Finbox configuration set up Double US box
  • Handle type ERGO UNDERCUT
  • Product type Rigid composite
  • Technology Ace-Tec
  • Country of manufacture France

SIC ACE-TEC and TOUGH-TEC products are proudly produced in Vannes (Brittany), France, at the forefront of eco-minded manufacturing. This strategy helps SIC ensure stringent quality control and sets us apart from other manufacturers who predominantly produce their goods in Asia.

Both ACE-TEC and TOUGH-TEC utilize thermo-formed skins, watertight EPS cores, and externally molded inserts. Both technologies use low energy consumption, no pollution, and resource conservation.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MANUFACTURE

LOW ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Short production cycle

  • Short Infra-red heating cycle

  • Low electricity consumption


NO POLLUTION

  • Closed circuit cooling of the mould

  • No gas emissions

  • No solvents

RESSOURCE CONSERVATION

  • Rejection rate (less than 2.5/1000)

  • Surplus material systematically recycled

  • A capacity per mould 5 times greater than standart techniques


RECYCLABLE PART

  • Tough-Tec paddleboards can be entirely recycled at the end of their life cycle.

ACE-TEC technology consists of thermoforming ASA polymer sheets around a molded polystyrene watertight foam core covered in fiberglass layers. Cut-off waste during production is recycled back into the process.  The EVA deck pad ensures a comfortable feel. The external inserts are molded. No water will penetrate the hull. ACE-TEC technology offers an unrivaled strength-to-weight ratio.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MANUFACTURE

LOW ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Short production cycle

  • Short Infra-red heating cycle

  • Low electricity consumption


NO POLLUTION

  • Closed circuit cooling of the mould

  • No gas emissions

  • No solvents

RESSOURCE CONSERVATION

  • Rejection rate (less than 2.5/1000)

  • Surplus material systematically recycled

  • A capacity per mould 5 times greater than standart techniques


RECYCLABLE PART

  • Tough-Tec paddleboards can be entirely recycled at the end of their life cycle.

SHAPERS NOTES BY MARK RAAPHORST